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Shoreline Erosion Control

A woven monofilament geotextile was first used as a filter in a shoreline erosion control application in Florida in 1957. Since that time, the use of geotextiles has become commonplace and has grown to include the broader category of geosynthetics. However, a geotextile is the most common geosynthetic used in shoreline erosion control.

  • In Use Since 1957
  • Multiple Product Options
  • Replace Large Riprap

In addition to woven monofilament geotextiles, non-woven needle-punched geotextiles have also proven very effective as filters. Often a geotextile filter is used in conjunction with riprap, stone or concrete armor.

High strength woven geotextiles have also been used for separation and stabilization in the construction of embankments, dikes, coffer dams and breakwaters. A high strength geotextile can also be manufactured into a geotextile tube. These tubes are typically filled with sand and have been used effectively as breakwaters or to rebuild an eroded shoreline.

As a replacement for large riprap, cellular confinement with a geotextile filter may allow the use of smaller rip rap that would normally be washed away.

Please click on the links below to visit our woven monofilament, woven stabilization, geotextile tube and cellular confinement product sections for more information and data sheets.