At Ready Reef, we believe in creating a sustainable, eco-friendly solution to erosion control, this is why we are a better option for your property shoreline than riprap. Riprap is made from various rock types to line your shoreline. Other features like riprap include jettys, breakwaters and tombolos. While using riprap is common practice, it is not the best solution. In the chart below you can see the benefits of using Ready Reef in comparison to riprap.
|Erosion Control Purposes|
|Category||Ready Reefs and Living Shorelines||On Embankment Riprap|
|Cost (typical installation)||$25 - $100/ft+||$90 - $1,000/ft+|
|Shoreline Environmental Contribution||Very High||Low|
|Biologic Species Recruitment||Very High||Very Low|
|Denuding and Bank Cut Back Necessity||No||Yes|
|Pre-seeding Structure with Live Oysters||Yes||No|
|Longterm Effectiveness||Increases||Stays the same|
|Natural Solution Using Native Marine Materials||Yes||No|
|Financial Incentives, including Grant Potential||Yes||No|
All comparisons generalized as all installations have variable conditions, scale, access, etc., but are supportable by available data (upon request).