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A rock riprap construction protects valuable shoreline and improves the natural habitat. Waterfront property is becoming increasingly difficult to find and the price tag can be quite costly. The shoreline portion of any waterfront property with little to no protection will erode and wash away soil due to boat and wind waves, currents, and ice.

Do you have a residential property that you want to better protect from against erosion? You can protect your waterfront investment with rock riprap installed by Radtke Contractors, the best in marine construction in the region. Give our team a call today at (920) 582-4114.

Riprap Installation Services

Along with protecting your waterfront investment, a rock riprap installation dresses up your property while providing a habitat of your shoreline. Available in a range of sizes, it is the natural choice for shoreline protection. Our riprap contractors will improve your existing riprap in need of repair or install completely new construction.


At Radtke Contractors, we are committed to quality and excellence in everything that we do. Please see our before and after pictures to see our work. If you need to clean up your shoreline and equip it with fresh limestone riprap, please contact our riprap installers.



Riprap Contractors

Why should you hire riprap contractors? There are plenty of benefits of investing in a riprap construction project.

  1. First, riprap is blasted from area limestone, absorbing and minimizing the impact of impeding waves with utmost protection.

  2. Before installing your riprap, we will assess your shoreline’s unique properties to mitigate any future problems or maintenance concerns.

  3. We then finish by raking out topsoil as a complimentary finishing touch following the riprap construction.

Riprap FAQs

How much does riprap cost?

The cost of a riprap construction will depend largely on your geographic location, the total area that needs to be covered, and the type/availability of stone that is selected for the project. Give us a call to get an estimate on your riprap cost.

What is all needed for a riprap design?

The riprap contractors at Radtke can help you determine and give you tips on what you need for your riprap design. To start, we will take into consideration the steepness/ratio of the slope and assess the overall shoreline to check for any possible future concerns. When building riprap, we utilize well-graded rocks of varying sizes, to help create a better interlocking system.

Why do they call it riprap?

The nautical term riprap dates back to 1822, when the English word riprap came to mean a “stretch of rippling water, caused by underwater elevations.” The term may also likely be a result of the word “rap,” which also means “blow” or “strike.” Riprap is also called shot rock, rock armor, or rubble.

What kind of stone is riprap?

The best stone to use for riprap is a high quality Ordovician Dolomitic Limestone. This stone type helps to protect shorelines, stabilize slopes, and control deterioration of the coastline. Riprap stones are a manmade solution, however, they are a more natural alternative to prevent coastline erosion and blend into the waterfront environment.

What are the advantages of riprap?

There are many advantages to investing in a riprap installation. First, this barrier provides an easy-to-use method for lessening water velocity and effectively guarding the soil along your property’s shoreline from erosion. Riprap is also quite easy to install and maintain.

How long does riprap last?

Riprap helps to protect your coastline for many years, lasting even longer than the average life expectancy of a seawall (which is between 30-35 years). Unlike seawalls, ripraps can last a lifetime. While seawalls take quite a direct beating by deflecting waves to prevent erosion, riprap works by absorbing and dispersing the energy of the waves. Contact our expert riprap installers today to get a quote on your project.

Contact Our Riprap Contractors

Do you want a cleaner, more protective shoreline for your property? Contact us! Our company has been providing trusted marine construction projects since the late 1970s. Not only are we the experts in riprap construction, but we also have extensive experience with boat lifts, seasonal dockspermanent docks, and seawalls.

At Radtke Contractors, Inc., we value discipline, responsibility, and family, and we focus on innovative thinking, superior quality, honest work, and exemplary service. Additionally, our riprap contractors are fully certified, delivering on the quality we promise. Give our team a call about your riprap construction project at (920) 582-4114 today.

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