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    Looking for shoreline RipRap?

    I need 10 tons of Limestone RipRap to protect/maintain a shoreline, hopefully before this winter. The size and color I am going for is the same RipRap that is used on dam faces or jetties at public lakes. 8 -15 inches or so.

    I really want to buy it at Rogers Rock & Stone because they tell me it would be $50 a ton and $85 to deliver, but they keep telling me they are having a hard time getting it because of it's high demand. I've been waiting forever and am ready to try something else.

    The only place I've called, with it on hand currently, is The Rock Place out near Elkhorn. $90ish a ton, $80 delivery charge.

    Anyone know a place between Omaha and Lincoln I can try? $90 a ton seems steep.

    #2
    8" to 15" is pretty large for rip rap which might be hard to source. I am not sure if they deliver or not but you could check with the Martin Marietta Weeping Water mine, they list rip rap as 4" and larger. I had R & S Rock and Gravel deliver a truck and a pup of 1-1/2" today for my driveway and it was very reasonable, it was crusher run with smaller pieces mixed in, the rock was picked up at the Martin Marietta mine near Ashland. Send me a PM if you would like Rick's number at R & S Rock and Gravel, I am sure he has multiple sources he can get rock from. Good luck.

    http://www.martinmarietta.com/locati...ng-water-mine/


    Sometimes it's fun to just sit back and watch the circus.....

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      #3
      Thanks for the advice. Tough to tell on the website if they do deliveries, have to call them tomorrow. I'll PM you about that phone number for R & S.

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        #4
        $90 dollars for 2,000 pounds of rock does not seem that bad of a price at all...but I don't think I have ever shopped for rock before.

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          #5
          Rogers Rock in Omaha spoiled me with that $50 price, almost half the cost. That would save me nearly $500 on what I need. Gonna give them one more call today and see if they can find some before I move on.

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            #6
            My parents have bought rock from Roger's before, they are usually pretty easy to work with but never have anything in stock that my parents were looking for.

            Good luck, I would just try to wait it out as long as you can. The Rock Place is always overpriced, from what I heard from my landscape buddies.

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              #7
              That's good to know. The Rock Place just feels over priced, but they have what I need, so idk. Hopefully I find another option.

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                #8
                Have you tried giving either of these places a call?

                http://www.carsonstonesupply.com/

                http://sunvalleyomaha.com/

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by milesej05 View Post
                  Have you tried giving either of these places a call?

                  http://www.carsonstonesupply.com/

                  http://sunvalleyomaha.com/
                  Thanks for those links. Called both.

                  Left voice mail at Carson.

                  Sun Valley only has Granite Riprap, 6-12 inch is $230 a ton. So nope.

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                    #10
                    I figured since they are more of landscape companies their rock would be smaller. Could you possibly buy straight from the source?

                    http://www.martinmarietta.com/

                    This is the quarry thats located right on the Missouri River that loads the rocks into barges for erosion control on the river. Wouldn't hurt to try them out.

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                      #11
                      Rick, mentioned above, gave me one of his 'buddies' number in Weeping Water. Said he'll have what I need. It may be part of the Martin Marietta group. We'll see.

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                        #12
                        Yep, found my guy down in Weeping Water. $30 a ton, on hand at any time. He even knows someone in town that may be able to pile it so I dont have to do it by hand, for extra costs I assume.

                        Will update in case this thread helps someone else in the future.

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                          #13
                          Ended up getting a mix of sizes. $19/ton for Gabion, $28/ton for normal sized riprap. Company is called: Wessels Trucking, out of Weeping Water.

                          Told him at about 10:30 this morning I was ready for it, he had it on the ground at 4:30 this afternoon, awesome.

                          Thanks for the help guys!

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