Articulated Concrete Blocks for Shoreline Protection
Shoreline erosion is a process that occurs naturally along the coast and on lakes, rivers and even streams. Shoreline erosion can occur slowly due to the constant bombardment of waves against the shore, the flow of water, runoff due to rain and the freezing and thawing of ice. It can also occur quickly due to storms, flooding and other more extreme weather conditions. Shoreline erosion is a constant concern to homeowners and cities or communities along shorelines because it can result in property damage, harm to the environment and safety hazards.
To reduce or stop the effects and dangers of shoreline erosion, it is necessary to install some type of erosion control system. Over the years, many types of shoreline erosion solutions have been used (some more effectively than others). Sand bags have been used to protect cities from hurricanes, and retaining walls are built to protect lakeside homes, but there are usually serious drawbacks to these methods that make them far from the ideal solution.
A revolutionary product for erosion control
At International Erosion Control Systems, we saw the need for a superior method to prevent shoreline erosion that would be effective, durable and yet affordable. That’s when we developed and patented our hard armor erosion control product, cable concrete. Cable concrete has proven more effective than other erosion control products. Our unique design combined with durable and affordable materials has made cable concrete the strongest and most cost-effective way to protect shorelines from water erosion.
Our cable concrete is a “mat” of concrete blocks that are interlocked or connected by cable. This means that the cable concrete is strong and flexible at the same time. This makes it ideal for easy installation along the curves and slopes of a shoreline. Our unique design allows us to custom-create a solid, yet flexible, wall of protection for your shoreline.
Besides being flexible and easy to install, the design of our cable concrete includes two main pieces: concrete and cable. Because there are no expensive materials involved and the manufacturing process is fairly simple, we are able to cut down on our production costs and then pass those savings on to our customers. The end result is that you receive superior erosion control products that are also extremely cost-effective.
But don’t think the simplicity of our system makes it less durable than its competitors. Cable concrete is a permanent solution to your shoreline erosion problems. Its design makes it durable. Cable concrete can withstand severe weather such as storms or flooding, but it can also stand the test of time against heavy boat traffic and constantly being bombarded by waves.
Shoreline erosion is a serious problem that can’t be ignored. Not properly preparing for shoreline erosion can result in property damage and safety hazards. Cable concrete is the perfect solution for shoreline erosion—it offers a long lasting, effective and affordable erosion control solution. To learn more about this product and the services International Erosion Control Systems can provide, please give our team a call today.