Boat ramps are an important addition to a shoreline, providing people with a safe way to get their boats out onto the water. In addition to providing easy access to water recreation, well established boat ramps are also important for controlling erosion and protecting the shoreline. A boat ramp that is not structurally sound can cause numerous problems and damage property. Installing cable concrete for your boat ramp is a relatively inexpensive solution that offers stability and function as well as effective erosion control.
The need for erosion control
In addition to protecting a shoreline, taking steps to control erosion is also important when it comes to complying with local rules and regulations. There are a variety of erosion control requirements that dictate how surfaces should be guarded against degradation caused by erosion. These requirements are in place in order to protect vegetation, wildlife, fish and the natural environment from issues that can be caused by shoreline erosion. Without proper erosion control methods in place, you might be left with significant property damage, which will require costly repairs and restorative measures.
Why you should have a well-established boat ramp
There are many different styles of boat ramps, including a simple graded bank or boat ramp mats that are placed directly onto the shoreline. While a simple ramp made from natural materials might seem like it will do the trick, it’s only a matter of time before a rainstorm or a heavy piece of machinery causes serious fallout. Using a firmly established boat ramp made from cable concrete is a much more permanent solution for erosion control that is better for the shoreline and for the machinery that is using the ramp:
- It protects the shoreline: The primary reason why people choose cable concrete for their boat ramps is because of its capacity to effectively control erosion. Because of the design of the material, it is placed in a manner that is tailored to the surface it is being used on. Cable concrete systems are unique because they provide a stable surface that controls erosion while also providing drainage pathways for water.
- It is easier to use: Cable concrete boat ramps are easy to navigate for drivers while they are guiding their boats into the water. They offer stability and structure that allows for boats to be eased into the water effectively.
- It protects boats and machinery: Some materials used for boat ramps can cause problems for boats and machinery. Rough, uneven surfaces can cause damage to tires, and an unstable boat ramp might cause dangerous conditions for drivers and boaters when they are using the ramp.
Establish a boat ramp that will provide durability and stability with help from International Erosion Control Systems Inc. We are experts at providing effective erosion control to our customers no matter what their needs are. Our decades of exceptional service have made us the industry leader in erosion control. We would be happy to help you begin enjoying the benefits of cable concrete erosion control systems—call us today for more information.