Protect Your Lakeside Property with a Rip Rap Retaining Wall
Having a property on the lake is great, but the harmful effects of erosion can be both visually unappealing and damaging to the land itself. Especially in Minnesota — rightfully known as the land of 10,000 lakes — property owners often need to take extra steps to protect their land and everything on it.
Our team understands the importance of erosion control while maintaining (or often improving!) property value, which is why we offer custom shoreline restoration and rip rap retaining wall solutions for residents of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.
Rip rap retaining walls: beautiful and effective
Water, wave, and ice erosion are all natural parts of the earth’s lifecycle, so it only makes sense to implement a natural solution. Pieces of fieldstone, granite, or limestone are packed together along a shoreline to shield it from erosion’s harmful effects. This creates a long-lasting barrier between the land and water, protecting your land without looking artificial.
So why should you choose a rip rap retaining wall over other erosion control solutions?
To name just a few reasons…
- They are durable and long-lasting
- They are natural, adding to your property’s organic beauty
- They require little maintenance
- They absorb wave energy as opposed to just diverting potential damage
- They encourage natural plant growth
- They protect existing marine wildlife
- They prevent muskrats from tunneling into your property
- They can increase the value of your property
- They are, overall, very cost-effective
Custom-designed erosion control solutions
We know that erosion control solutions aren’t one-size-fits-all. In order to ensure your rip rap retaining wall perfectly compliments your property, our team will inspect your shoreline and develop a custom plan based on your needs. We’ll evaluate how your property is structured, its level of erosion susceptibility, and any existing damage to create a design that looks great and works even better.
Winter is the perfect time to get started!
Unlike other landscaping projects, the cold winter months make installing rip rap retaining walls quick and easy. Our equipment was built for the Midwest, allowing us to travel across the ice and work on your shoreline from all angles. Any vehicles or heavy machinery needed to complete the job will drive across frozen soil and a layer of snow, both of which further protect your landscape.
And although we can work year-round, we know there are other landscaping projects that will take up your time during the warmer months. If you can check rip rap retaining wall off of your to-do list in the winter, you’ll be able to get right to enjoying it once spring arrives.
Landscaping with a Rock Solid reputation
Rock Solid is made up of a team of professionals with more than 30 years of combined industry experience. Let us help you take your land from a regular back yard to a premier outdoor living space.