Onshore structures that protect the shoreline against erosion are called rock revetments. Flexible revetment structures can be made of cast concrete blocks or armor rock. Revetments rest on the surface being protected and depend on it for support.
These structures are lightweight and can be used in areas that are not subjected to heavy waves. Revetments that are well-designed and constructed will last a lifetime and need little maintenance. For the best rock revetment construction, you should hire a professional.
Revetments are sloping structures made of layers of large stones and geotextiles that are placed on banks or shorelines to prevent shoreline erosion. These structures are strong and durable, and they are used to address erosion risks.
Rock revetments can be an economical, visually pleasing, and environmentally friendly method to maintain and repair the integrity of your seawall. The traditional method for protecting river banks against the erosion of tide, wind, waves, and tide is rock revetment. Because it is relatively cost-effective and can be used to stop erosion in the short term, rock revetment is widely accepted.
A rock revetment can be used not only as a standalone seawall or reinforcement to an existing one but also as a wall in gabions or as a jetty.