Atlantic City, New Jersey
Product: Geotube® Marine Structures Technology
Application: Sand Dune Cores
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
The famous Boardwalk of Atlantic City was threatened by a diminishing shoreline. The city needed to protect the Boardwalk and billions of dollars of oceanfront real estate.
Geotube® marine containment technology was selected for the shoreline project. 5,000 linear feet of Geotube® containers were installed on the beach [photo 2]. The containers were filled six feet high using beach sand. They were then covered with sand and the area was vegetated with dune grass to give the appearance of a natural dune [photo 3].
Following heavy storm activity the next year, sand was washed from the ocean side of the Geotube® units with no damage to the Boardwalk or adjacent property [photo 4]. After the storm, the sand and vegetation was replaced over the Geotube® containers [photo 5]. Those units continue to protect the shoreline area today.