Jetties: Versatility In Construction
Geotube® containment technology is often used for jetty construction, because of its flexibility in design, cost-effectiveness, and speed of installation. In many areas, there is not enough rock nearby to allow jetties to be built from stone, and TenCate Geotube® technology can be used so that sand and soil from the immediate area produce a stable structure. This can save significant amounts of money over trucking in materials.
TenCate Geotube® technology also allows great versatility in construction. Because units can be custom sized to various lengths and circumferences, less material may be needed. And, because TenCate Geotube® units can be filled quickly in place, construction time can be reduced dramatically.
Groynes: Simple and Effective
Groynes are a quick and economical method of shoreline protection that is ideal for TenCate Geotube® containment technology. These short, perpendicular extensions from the shoreline stop lateral drift of sand and allow beaches to renourish with little or no maintenance.
Because TenCate Geotube® units can be custom sized, groyne applications can be designed for optimum performance. TenCate Geotube® units can be filled with sand from the area when allowed, simplifying the construction process. If regulations require fill material to come from another location, the units can still be filled less expensively than other construction methods.
For additional information on the use of TenCate Geotube® containment technology for a Jetties and/or Groynes application, please contact your TenCate Market Manager. They will be glad to discuss your next containment project.