Coastal & Waterways

Coastal & Waterways

Many coastal and waterway applications commonly use TERRAM Geosynthetics including

Foreshores, dams and flood bunds, river and canal banks, lagoon, lake and reservoir shores, culverts and outfalls, ports, breakwaters, artificial islands and causeways. 

TERRAM Defencell geocells are used for temporary flood protection where a fast response in required and local fill materials are available.

Applications with geosynthetics for Coastal and Waterways

It is now widely accepted that the use of geosynthetics in the construction of marine embankments and erosion control structures within waterways is a cost effective replacement for traditional materials.

The use of geosynthetics within these environments has steadily increased over the years as technologists and engineers have innovated and exploited the unique properties of the Geotextile products that have been developed.

Used as an alternative to a traditional underlay below marine breakwaters, Geotextile filters provide material savings and a reduction in overall construction costs. Specialist geocomposite cell structures can be used to provide effective erosion control and for the construction of rapid deployment flood defence systems.


Typical Coastal and Waterway Applications

• Foreshores
• Dams and flood bunds
• River and canal banks
• Lagoon, lake and reservoir shores
• Culverts and outfalls
• Ports, breakwaters, artificial islands
and causeways


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