Beach Erosion Solutions | Products to Help Control Erosion

Erosion Control Solutions for Beaches and Coastlines

Beach Erosion has become a headline issue as it continues to be a growing problem on coastlines around the world. Whether the shore is sheltered or exposed, elements such as currents, waves, and sea level changes can play a significant role in causing erosion. As a solution based provider, GEI Works offers several different products to help control coastline erosion and prevent further deterioration along your shores. Read on for several different beach erosion solutions, or contact one of our specialists to help you determine which method is best for your coastline erosion application.

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Products to help with Beach Erosion

breakwater tube


Breakwater Tubes

Breakwater Tubes are commonly used in applications requiring long, demanding, or extended shoreline support. Once installed, tubes will act as a first layer of defense against waves as they break along the shore. This allows the beach to naturally retain sand and helps limit the deterioration of the shoreline.

coir logs

Coconut Fiber Logs

The coconut fiber log is another natural fiber product designed to help with erosion control along beaches. Logs can be implemented in sand dunes or in revegetation areas to help establish roots.

erosion control coir mat

Erosion Control Mats

Erosion control mats can sometimes be an option for areas around shorelines or beaches. Mats are typically designed to further the growth of vegetation by stabilizing an area long enough for plants, trees, and roots to establish themselves within the area. Mats are made from biodegradable, natural fibers such as coir, straw, and wood fibers.

woven stabilization fabric


If your area is implementing the use of retaining walls, rip rap or larger structures, using a geotextile under these products can help increase stabilization and strength. Due to the heavy nature of these items, the most commonly implemented fabric is a woven geotextile.

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Popular Beach Restoration Options

beach erosion, sand erosion controlOne of the most popular solutions to beach erosion issues is something known as "beach restoration" or "beach nourishment". However, this is not only a temporary solution, but it is also a controversial subject. Sand must be trucked in from other sources and filtered for sediment. This sand, too, will eventually makes its way into the air or the water, bringing it back to its eroded state.

Another popular solution is to build seawalls, revetments, and jetties along the shoreline. According to Dr. Ken Ruben , assistant professor of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaii, "[t]hese have a negative effect on beaches because once sea water reaches them, it bounces off them with more energy than a wave washing back off a normal sand beach."

Good Long Term Solutions

coir logsSo what is a good solution? Nothing beats beach erosion like natural vegetation. Natural fibers, like Coir , can help propagate the growth and provide stability to root systems. If a seawall must be built, the fabric underlay should be a geotextile.

Call (+1) 772-646-0597 or toll free at (888) 703-9889 to discuss your sand erosion control system requirements.