GEOTEX TUBES EROSION AND CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

SHORELINE PROTECTION

Made from high strength polypropylene and Polyester geotextiles, GEOTUBES are utilized for:
  • Shoreline protection
  • Bank restoration
  • Dredged material management
  • Liquid waste de-watering
Carefully fabricated into cylinders, geotextile tubes are hydraulically filled with sand or other materials to provide an environmentally friendly and cost effective alternative to conventional rock armour like concrete or rock.
GEOTUBES are designed for use along coastal shorelines, stream banks, and wetland perimeters for protection against storms, currents and other erosive forces. When used in conjunction with other geosynthetics, such as scour aprons, turf reinforcement mats and erosion control blankets, they represent complete systems for erosion management and environmental restoration. GEOTUBES are also used as river diversion structures and for flood control.

Along shorelines, these high performance tubes are filled with sand or dredged material, and installed to shield against wave action, high tides and currents.

Tubes placed parallel to the shoreline, in conjunction with turf reinforcement mats, provide lasting protection against coastal erosion
They can also be placed perpendicular to the shoreline to act as jetties or groins to re-direct or trap sediment. A geotextile scour apron is laid beneath the tube for foundation support and erosion protection
Geotex Tubes are an ideal solution for the management of dredged material. They greatly reduce de-watering time and disposal costs. The dewatering process can be completed in a matter of days, depending on sediment characteristics. Once dewatered, the dredged material has reduced weight and volume and is more cost-effectively transported to a permanent disposal site. Tubes can increase the capacity of dewatering areas by stacking tubes on top of each other.

Tubes can be used to dewater sediment dredged from channels, inlets, marinas, harbours, ponds and lakes. Dredge filled tubes are successfully used as the structural component for island creation, breakwaters etc.