Why Choose Ready Reef Over Rock Offshore Sills

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 rock offshore sills. While building rock offshore sills can be common practice, it is not the best solution. In the chart below you can see the benefits of using Ready Reef in comparison to rock offshore sills.

Erosion Control Purposes
Category ReadyReefs and Living Shorelines Rock Offshore Sill
Cost (typical installation) $25 - $100/ft+ $160 - $240/ft+
Shoreline Environmental Contribution Very High Low
Biologic Species Recruitment Very High Very Low
Denuding and Bank Cut Back Necessity No No
Pre-seeding Structure with Live Oysters Yes No
Longterm Maintenance No No
Longterm Effectiveness Increases Decreases with rising sea level
Natural Solution Using Native Marine Materials Yes No
Financial Incentives, including Grant Potential  Yes No
Regulatory Environment Positive Positive
Gap Required Ever 100' Yes

All comparisons generalized as all installations have variable conditions, scale, access, etc., but are supportable by available data (upon request).