Geotube Containment Structures Reinforce Sand Dunes Along Atlantic Ocean


Courtesy of TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv

Beach front property is protected by Geotube® container reinforced sand dunes.

Severe erosion along the New Jersey coastal community of Beach Haven threatened to destroy homes. To prevent further beach erosion and protect property. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection designed a reinforced sand dune with Geotube containers along 400 feet of beach. The design called out tan-colored Geotube containers to blend into the natural beachscape. Also, specified was a tan geotextile shroud adding further protection for the Geotube container in the event that a severe storm removes sand covering the tube. TenCate develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce cost, and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions. Geotube containment technology has been used in scores of countries to rebuild beaches, protect property, create jetties and even build entire islands.

TenCate fabricated the tan shroud onto the top and seaward side of the Geotube container. Unique Geotube® flat ends were fabricated onto the ends of units butting up to the piers on either end of the installation.

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