Boom Applications and Uses
Floating Booms: Containment - Deflection - Exclusion
Floating Booms are used to form a barrier to intercept debris, aquatic plants and algae, trash, and even marine life. Depending on how you install your boom, they can be designed to do at least one of 3 functions: 1) exclude, 2) deflect, or 3) contain the debris. The type of boom needed for a project's success also depends on type of debris and the specific water conditions in the immediate area. For further information about site conditions and effective boom anchoring methods, click here to view our Boom Applications and Configurations PDF.
Why Do You Need a Boom?
The type of boom you need depends on what you want the boom to do, and the conditions of your location. Common boom applications and uses include:
Why is Boom Useful and Important?
Booms are used to help keep water sources clean and in compliance with the Clean Water Act. Installing a floating boom or barrier can help prevent water pollution from circulating and spreading into large waterways. These methods not only protect the water, but also keep aquatic animals, fish, and ecosystems healthy and thriving. As debris and pollutants float down waterways, floating boom simply blocks and/or contains the unwanted waste from entering your protected area. When properly deployed, debris booms have proven to be successful in deflecting surface debris, and they have the significant advantage of not requiring the installation of permanent structures into the bed of water bodies (aside from possibly the anchoring system).
Whether you're trying to stop seaweed from reaching the beach, containing a waterborne oil spill, or just trying to keep our water sources clean, we can provide a boom to fit your need. See Boom FAQs.
Want to Learn more about uses for boom, or why you need a boom? Check out the GEI Works Blog. We have several posts explaining when to use a boom, why booms are important, and common uses for boom below:
- Trash Boom - Floating Containment Booms
- What Are Oil Booms And How Are They Used?
- Debris Boom For Trash And Aquatic Plant Control
GEI Works understands that each situation is unique. We can help you find the right solution for your particular situation. Our specialized team can help determine which boom will work for you. Call us at 1-772-646-0597, or send a message with any questions about uses for floating boom.