Atlantic City, New Jersey


Product:         Geotube® Marine Structures Technology

Application:   Sand Dune Cores

Location:       Atlantic City, New Jersey

Installation:   1994


The Challenge:

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.

The Solution:

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].

The Results:

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.