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 Effectiveness||Increases||Decreases with rising sea level|
|Natural Solution Using Native Marine Materials||Yes||No|
|Financial Incentives, including Grant Potential||Yes||No|
|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).