Geotextile Breakwater Geo Tube

Geotextile Breakwater Tubes for Shoreline Protection

geotubeWhile the Geo Tube has been a common source for dewatering of sludge, silt or sediment, their filtration media and large exteriors has also made them the perfect choice for breakwater applications along cliffs, coastlines, beach fronts and shores. These areas can be especially prone to erosion and can suffer from shoreline loss after storms, tides or constant wave exposure.

Installing a tube in these locations can serve as a first line of defense against incoming waves.
This helps protect the shoreline by adding a barrier between the edge of the shore and the water. In addition, the tube's natural ability to retain sand, silt and other fine particles helps shorelines retain their natural sand output. With flexible exteriors and sizes that match your location, these tubes are one of the most economical ways to protect real estate and shorelines from beach erosion.

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Technical Specifications

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Size and Estimated Capacity per Tube

Property Value Extra Notes
Length 50'
Other Lengths By Special Order
Width 7.5', 12', 22.5'
30', 37.5', 45'
Circumference 15', 30', 45'
60', 75', 90'
Filling Port Spacing 1, 2, or 3 ports Equally Spaced Depending on the Tube Length and Volume
Bracing Loop Every 20' OC

Size and Estimated Capacity per Tube

Circumference Tube Height Tube Volume
15 3.5 0.6
30 5 2
45 5.5 3.5
60 6 5.4

Material Specification

Fabric Woven Geotextile UV Stable Weight / Unit Area Color
Polypropylene Yes Yes 16.6 (560) Black
Polyester Yes Yes 17.7 (600) White
Polyester Yes Yes 24 (810) White

Learn more about Breakwater Tubes

dewatering bag emptyThis breakwater geo tube is made from durable filtering fabrics that work to retain sediment and sand, but still allow water to flow frequently through the device.

Breakwater Tube Fabrics include:

  • Polypropylene Woven Geotextile
  • Polyester Woven Geotextile

The unique and stable design of this dewatering bag has allowed it to be used on coastlines, shore lines, and cliffs that are especially prone to erosion or are frequently hit by large storms. Areas for these tubes include:

  • Coast Lines with Prime Real Estate
  • Hotel Protection
  • Beach-Front Property Home Protection

If desired, the breakwater tube can be made in an earth-tone color that allows it to blend naturally into sand and beach areas. Many people have found these filtering tubes to be an economical and more effective alternative to concrete structures or rock walls. ***Disclaimer***

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Questions? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.