Rock Rolls

Rock Rolls provide an instant flexible solution to many scour problemsRock Rolls arrive in bundles with certified lifting strapsRock Roll dissipating wave energy from boat washDeposited sediment within Rock RollRock Rolls blend in with river gravels to create an ecologically sensitive long term revetmentRock Roll protection to face of Coir Rolls on reservoir shorelineReservoir shoreline 1 year later with excellent reed growthRock Roll and Willow planting blockstone alternativeVegetation establishment after 6 months within the Rock RollsRock Roll barely visible 6 months after installation. Coir Roll behindRock Roll protecting Coir Roll 6 months post installationRock Roll protecting Coir Roll 6 months post installation
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Rock Rolls blend in with river gravels to create an ecologically sensitive long term revetment

Rock Rolls are a robust and permanent revetment for use around reservoirs, shorelines, lake edges, streams and river banks.

They are cost-effective revetments that are suitable alternatives to rock rip rap and gabions in many scour applications.

When joined together, Rock Rolls can form a Rock Mattress capable of resisting high velocities and shear stress up to 1200 N/m2 in high energy river situations.

They also accrete silt due to small stone size and can be fully vegetated. This is not possible with rock armour and large rip rap. This page has some great practical examples of how we have used Rock Mattresses and Rolls in a variety of situations.

Rock Rolls provide an instant flexible solution to many scour problems particularly below low water level where pure bioengineering techniques will not function.

When used in conjunction with Coir Rolls, Coir Pallets or live willow, Rock Rolls provide a solution which can support healthy invertebrate and even native crayfish populations. Watch our video with Dr Ruth Callaway of Swansea University talking about her research on our rock products.

You can read more about our techniques and applications for Rock Rolls here