Erosion Control

Erosion Control

Primarily, erosion control is managed by rip rap or reventment. Rip rap is rock laid on the ground of the shore, and reventment is rock placed in front of a bulkhead.

Shorelines are extremely vital to the maintenance of a balanced eco-environment, and Hale Bulkheading specializes in carefully constructed techniques when erosion, either through natural forces or man-made influences, threaten their existence.

Shorelines are really the last line of defense against pollution (Nitrogen, sediment & toxins) migrating from land to water. Erosion is basically the removal of shoreline land & soil due to wind, water and/or freezing weather and ice.

In bays or areas of moderate wave energy, which is typical of many Southeastern Virginia locations, Hale Bulkheading Inc. specializes in the installation of coconut-fiber rolls known as "Coir Logs." These structures provide immediate erosion control results and are a viable alternative to installing conventional "bulkhead" or seawall systems.

An average waterfront house in Hampton Roads may lose up to one foot of shoreline each year due to erosion. Hale Bulkheading offers an affordable, environmentally friendly solution to protect your shoreline and preserve your land.

Rip Rap

Also known as riprap, rubble, shot rock or rock armour - is rock or other material used to armor shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion. Reventment can be used to prevent erosion where there is already a bulkhead. Reventment is rock that is placed in front of a bulkhead.

Rip Rap is made from a variety of rock types, commonly granite or limestone, and occasionally concrete rubble from building and paving demolition. It is used to protect coastlines and structures from erosion by the sea, rivers, or streams. It can be used on any waterways or water containment where there is potential for water erosion.

Some of the Rip Rap work we've done: