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Old 05-21-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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Where can one normally find those large softball/football sized rocks used by state public works maintenance crews for drainage and erosion prevention?

I've never seen them at any type of big box or nursery store.

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The rip-rap stone is usuallaly found at building stone suppliers. You may have to search the phone book or internet for a place locally though, as the quarrys are generally only located where the stone actually resides in the ground. The rip-rap is actually a by-product of the manufacturing proccess of veneer sized stone.

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The way the rip rap stone is used on a slope, as I see, these rocks are usually at the bottom of the slope holding back dirt. This prevents the bottom of the slope from being washed out/prevents erosion, obviously.

Does anyone know whether any sort of landscape fabric is used to prevent dirt/mud from seeping through the spaces between the cracks, or are the rocks just placed down?
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if a drain is incorperated into the detail then a filter would be a plus i think,but if its for soil retention you probably want it to be ebedded in the soil alittle and have some vegetation running thur it to lock everything together, just my opinion
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