Shoreline Protection & Marine Structures

TenCate Geotube® geocontainment technology is used as an integral component in the design and construction of a variety of marine and hydraulic engineering structures such as breakwaters, levies, and marine spoil containment structures. TenCate Geotube® geocontainment technology is easy to install beneath the water surface, in difficult conditions, and once in place, provide continued performance.

Soil Containment In marine applications, TenCate Geotube® geocontainment technology serves as a containment device enabling placement of fill and soil materials on the seabed in an orderly and controlled manner. TenCate Geotube® geocontainment technology prevent the loss of contained fill and spoil material. Submerged structures, such as breakwaters, groynes, and spoil-containment areas can be cost-effectively constructed using this technique.

Shore Stabilization TenCate Geotube®geocontainment technology is used in the construction of hydraulic filled geotextile tubes which serve as various shoreline stabilization structures. While containing the hydraulic fill, TenCate Geotube® brand containers also give shape to the resulting structure. These structures are highly flexible and very economical since they utilize locally dredged materials.

Breakwaters TenCate Geotube® geocontainment technology can also be used as a filter at the base of rubble-mound breakwaters. In this location, TenCate Geotube® brand containers prevent the erosion of the foundation soil through the granular layers in the breakwater. In some instances, the geotextile tube may also be required to reinforce the base of the breakwater when it is constructed on soft foundation soils.

Watch the video below for a recent WaterSolve Shoreline Protection project in Malibu.

Watch a recent video here about beach erosion


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