Erosion Control

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Beachfront Repair in West Michigan

The splendor of the Great Lakes is breathtaking and incomparable. Preserving this ecosystem’s natural beauty and sustainability is vital for ensuring that west side Michigan beaches remain intact and are enjoyed for generations to come. Erosion of the beachfront in West Michigan is occurring at an alarming rate. Many Western Michigan beach towns are losing …

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Geotextile tubes for Erosion Control 101

What are geotextile tubes? Geotextile tubes are large bags made of permeable woven geotextiles, which are stronger than standard sand bags. They are used in many civil engineering and erosion control projects like embankments, retaining walls, reservoirs, bank protection and stabilization, as well as coastal erosion control. Geotextile tubes work for shoreline protection and erosion …

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Slope & Shoreline Stabilization Techniques

Erosion happens when soil is displaced. There are lots of reasons erosion occurs including human and natural forces.  “While geological or natural erosion can produce nearly thirty (30) percent of the total sediment in the United States, accelerated or “man-made” soil erosion accounts for the other seventy (70) percent of sedimentation found in the U.S. …

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Using Sand for Lake Michigan Erosion Control

What is the best solution for Lake Michigan beach erosion? All along the Great Lakes, homes are being threatened by shoreline erosion. With lake water levels 3 feet above average, beaches are disappearing. We have covered the causes of shoreline erosion and different methods of shoreline erosion control over the course of this developing situation …

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