Breakwater Geotextile Tube for Beach
Geotextile Tubes for Breakwater Applications
Hello. I am looking for the breakwater geotextile tube for beach creation. I am looking for the one that can be used to make a good beach. Which would is good for this?
Thank you for contacting us! For use in breakwater applications, a great option would be our Geotextile Breakwater Tubes. Created as large filtering tubes, these items are designed to retain sediment and sand, while still allowing water (such as waves) to flow back and forth out of your tube.
Geotextile Tube Construction
The breakwater geotextile tube is constructed from a woven geotextile fabric. This type of material is well equipped to retain sediment, while allowing water to filter through. This can be particularly useful in areas that particularly prone to erosion, as tubes help to prevent sand from continuously washing out to shore.
Features for the breakwater tube include:
- Lengths: The lengths for the geotextile tube vary depending on available space in your location and required capacity. Lengths for these tubes typically include 50, 100, 150 and 200 feet.
- Circumference: As a circular structure, the circumference of the tube is again set based on required volume and available space. Circumferences typically include 15, 30, 45, or 60 feet, with several larger sizes of 75 and 90 feet also available.
- Filling Ports: In order to create your beach or shoreline, filling ports are required on your tube to allow access to the tube interior. Filling ports are typically set along the tube at equally spaced distances and can include up to 3 ports, depending on the length of your tube.
Breakwater geotextile tubes are typically filled hydraulically with a sand and slurry mixture. After the tube as been filled, ports can be closed by tying, sewing or gluing.
Equipped to meet your construction or erosion control efforts, tubes are typically built from a woven geotextile material. This material can include either polypropylene or polyester and can be made from a black fabric or a fabric that has more of an earth tone. All materials are UV stabilized for extended use in an outdoor location.
What has the Breakwater Tube been used for?
The breakwater geotextile tube for beach use has been implemented in several different construction and erosion control applications including:
- Coast Line Protection
- Protection for Hotels and Resorts
- Beach-Front Home Protection
- Erosion Control for Areas Prone to Hurricanes
- Beach Creation
- Cliff Shore Protection
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