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Geotextile Tubes


Breakwater Tubes for Erosion Control

geotextile tubeGeotextile tubes create a synthetic barrier used along shorelines and beaches to help control erosion. Often referred to as breakwater tubes, these barriers act as a first line of defense against waves and tidal action. As waves crash on to the shoreline, they hit the tube first, limiting the exposure to beaches and dunes. Geotextile tubes help areas retain sand/shorelines and work to prevent further erosion or loss in the area.

Shoreline protection tubes are made from a woven geotextile fabric that is UV stabilized and well-equipped to handle outdoor elements and exposure. The robust material and high strength fabrics make them an excellent choice for home protection, beach front properties, and other coastal areas. Geotube sizes are varied in length and circumference to accommodate different coastal areas.

Questions about shoreline protection? We can help! Call the Erosion Control Products team at 1-863-270-8118 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Breakwater Tube Features

  • Material: High Strength Woven Geosynthetic Fabric
  • Accommodates High Water Flow
  • UV Stabilized
  • Fine Pore Structure
  • Multiple Lengths and Circumferences
  • Black or Tan Fabric Colorsbreakwater tube

Breakwater Tube Benefits

  • Protects Beaches and Shorelines from Erosion
  • Helps Reduce Erosion Along Shores
  • Protects Homes and Hotels
  • Reduces Damaging Wave Action Along Shorelines
  • Acts as a Natural Barrier Along Beaches

Standard Erosion Control Applications

  • Breakwater for Hotels and Beach Front Homes
  • Agricultural Compost
  • Sludge Removal
  • Dewatering in Waste Water Plant
  • Mining Operations

Questions about geotubes for erosion control? We can help! Call the Erosion Control Products team at 1-863-270-8118 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Breakwater Tube Technical Specifications

Property Value Additional Notes
Length 50', 100', 150', 200', 250' Other Lengths by Special Order
Circumference 15', 22.5', 30', 45', 60', 75', 90' -
Filling Port Spacing 1 - 5 Ports One Port for Every 50' of Length
Size and Estimated Capacity per Geotube
Circumference Tube Volume (yd³/LF)
15' 0.6
22.5' 1.3
30' 2.3
45' 4.1
60' 6.2
75' 8.3
90' 10.1
Geotube Material Specification
Fabric Woven Geotextile UV Stable Weight/Unit Area
oz/yd² (g/m²)
Color
Polypropylene Yes Yes 16.6 (560) Black/Tan

Geotextile Tubes have also been used for sediment, sludge, and dredging locations.

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