American Shoreline Restoration provides the lowest cost of all erosion repair options,
tested & proven for over 20 years,
providing the benefits of; reclaiming lost property,
increasing property values, is
adds excellent aesthetic quality,
all work is performed from the water, and no heavy equipment used and Cleans debris from lake bottom.
Geotec Tube combines the strength and durability of textile materials with the stability of compressed soil for superior erosion control and erosion restoration. Be sure to read the helpful articles on our erosion control Blogs.
- American Shoreline Restoration has earned the leadership role in the Geotec Tube installation industry by giving attention to
every project and achieving 100% customer satisfaction.
- ASR meets, and in many cases exceeds, the required specs for shoreline maintenance established in 1993 by the State of Florida Water Districts.
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American Shoreline Restoration is proud to offer the Geotec Tube Erosion Control System. At 25% of the cost of conventional bulkheads or seawalls, the Geotec Tube is the most cost effective and environmentally responsible shore line erosion control system available.
Shoreline erosion is a serious issue in Florida, and continues to grow worse due to poor lake development standards, hurricanes and heavy rain. Erosion control is easily solved by installation of the Geotec Tube erosion control system. Shoreline restoration is also easily achieved by the installation of the Geotec Tube erosion control system.
The Geotec Tube is constructed from the highest quality Polypropylene non-woven geotextile sewn together to form a custom diameter tube. The tube is interconnected along the waters edge, then a small sand pump is used to fill the tube with the same sand and organic material that has been eroding into the lake or canal. The final result is a long lasting fully contained sand filter barrier that will stabilize the bank from erosion and filter rainwater and irrigation run off.
The Geotec Tube erosion barrier can be installed on any shoreline contour or stacked pyramid fashion to create a more substantial barrier to protect against soil erosion during heavy rains. Once the Geotec Tube is sodded, the durability and life span is unlimited. Shoreline restoration is easy to obtain and erosion control has never been more simple.
Shoreline Restoration, Erosion Control,
Land Stabilization, & Environmental Preservation
Erosion Restoration's Eco-Filter Tube™ is a sturdy polypropylene geotextile (woven or non-woven) that has been engineered specifically for shoreline erosion control. Our geotextile technology offers an affordable solution for dealing with shoreline restoration, erosion control, land stabilization and environmental preservation. Working on the basic principle of containment, dewatering and consolidation, the Geotec Tube stabilizes the underlying shoreline and creates a barrier against further erosion. Our eco-friendly geotextile tube technology restores your shoreline to its original condition while increasing soil stability, promoting drainage, and providing long lasting erosion control.
Property owners, golf course superintendents, lake managers, and government agencies that are eager to improve their lakes and shorelines while controlling expenses have found the Geotec Tube to be the perfect solution. With current budgets being tighter than ever, the Geotec Tube has proved to be the most cost effective method of erosion control while providing the greatest natural aesthetics.
Our shoreline restoration technique involves recycling sand and organic material from the adjacent body of water. This removes the need to bring in costly material and the potential of damage caused by heavy equipment. Once the shoreline has been completely restored any type of foliage can be planted and it can be safely walked on or driven on by machinery. Our Erosion Control experts will design and create the perfect landscape that you desire!
Every year, erosion causes millions of dollars worth of damage to the shorelines of public and private properties. Without adequate protection, this degrading land can cause very significant and costly damage. So please browse our site and learn about how Erosion Restoration can restore your properties natural charm and prevent further erosion.
Our Erosion Restoration and Erosion Control Expertise:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of rip rap?
The main disadvantages are that it costs a lot for the boulders ( rip rap) to be transported!
Other Disadvantages of rip rap are;
- Questionable aesthetics--looks like rubble at first, later looks better, with more vegetation.
- It requires relatively large stones because of large storm flow. The larger the stones, the more problems for children and pets and the harder it is to fit into a narrow ravine.
- Too bulky for use in tight places. Cannot follow the twists and turns of some community HOA's needs. You could end up with a ravine partially filled in with stone. Dangerous in the first years for children, who can trip or twist ankles
- Placing rip rap of large stones may require large equipment that will damage the area
- The canal can sometimes become lower then the rip rap line making things look unplanned and hurting the shoreline aesthetics.
Let me explain this last point. The rip rap will be very porous, especially until all the spaces fill with sediment. Hence the water will flow underground more of the time. Children like to play in water and these rocks can be a hazard for the first 5-10 years.
The bulkiness of rip rap means the canal will have to be wider, causing more trees to be cut.
There is a better option, and a cheaper option, why choose to get the ugliest outcome. I can offer something much more attractive more competitively priced that poses no hazards and will not cause any damage to existing landscape. There is also a very obvious demarcation
of where rip rap starts and ends in individual property lines.
Most of these features are impossible with rip rap so that's why I advise against rip rap in most housing developments. Rip rap and landscaping are incompatible in tight places.
EROSION - ITS EFFECT ON SOIL PROPERTIES, PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFIT (Erosion of Lakes and shoreline article)
Almost all people recognize that erosion is harmful, but few realize how harmful.
Certainly, there are costs to society for clean-up and repair from soil as it depletes soil
quality and clogs storm water drainage systems . However, the greatest costs are borne by
the landowner and producer. Erosion results in higher fertilizer and fuel requirements, and
lower yields. The benefits of erosion control are sometimes obscure, but the costs of
erosion are real. Your Real Estate value you can be dramatically impacted by shoreline
Erosion reduces productivity by modifying soil properties and is more harmful to soils
that: 1) are shallow, 2) have poor quality sub-soils, and 3) do not have a thick topsoil.
Any combination of these characteristics greatly increases the damage from erosion. Deep
soils with more excellent subsoil properties are virtually unaffected by soil erosion. More
fertilizer would be required to replace the fertility loss, but the production potential
would change little, if any. However, most soils have some undesirable properties which
lower production, since erosion causes more subsoil to be incorporated into top layer.
Erosion removes organic materials found in topsoil, causing the subsoil to mix with the
remaining topsoil during annual planting. In immature soils (like many of those in
Florida), this subsoil material has more sand, and less organic matter, lower available
water-holding capacity and lower fertility status. Also, the soil structure is likely to be
coarser, less stable and subject to more damage by rainfall impact, tillage or traffic. As
more and more of the subsoil is mixed into the topsoil by tillage, it adds more and more of
these characteristics to the topsoil.
The sand content in the topsoil of two soils studied in Florida increased from 25 to 31
percent in soil and from developments with poor water run off planning 20 to 25 percent in
Northern Florid soil as a result of moderate erosion. This increased sand content also
increases fuel, chemical and fertilizer requirements for HOA's and Golf Courses.
Soil erosion removes the lighter and more easily dislodged particles. This means that
organic matter is one of the more easily eroded constituents. Moderate erosion of top
soil in Florida was found to have reduced the topsoil organic matter content from 1.7 to
1.5 percent. Soil density also increases with erosion. This increases problems associated
with tillage, tilth and seedbed preparation.
Plant Available Water
The most limiting factor for landscaping in Florida is probably water. Erosion usually
reduces the plant available water holding capacity of a soil. In a study of Florida
topsoil, the plant available water holding capacity decreased from 29 to 24 percent in the
loam soil and from 24 to 20 percent in the soil because of erosion.
Two things cause this reduction in plant available water holding capacity --a shallower
soil and more undesirable soil properties. As the sand increases and organic matter
decreases, the amount of water a soil can make available to the plant decreases. This is
probably the single most important effect of erosion on soil productivity.
Soil erosion removes the part of the soil which is usually richest in plant nutrients.
Erosion on soils which are highly fertile, naturally or by fertilizer addition, will result
in greater fertility losses. All nutrients are lost during erosion but the most
economically significant losses will probably be that of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium
If the soil is naturally low in fertility, then erosion will cause a loss of the added
nutrients and increase the fertility requirements of the soil. Sandy soils usually low in
fertility, as current studies show, due to the effect of moderate erosion. Although a site
had been highly fertilized for years, erosion can cause difference in the fertility status
of the soil.
More fertilizer and lime would be required to raise and maintain the soil test when erosion
is allowed to occur. The greater the erosion, the more fertility that would be lost. It has
been estimated that the value of plant available nutrients lost from a highly fertile soil
in Florida could range from $3 to $14 per acre (considering fertilizer prices and a soil
loss of 14 tons per acre). It is difficult to put a real value on the soil nutrients lost
due to erosion. It depends on the soil fertility level and the availability of the
nutrients in the soil. Regardless, the loss can be considerable and should not be ignored.
Fortunately, the fertility can be replaced, but the cost must be recognized and taken into
A number of soil properties are affected by soil erosion. Fertility, organic matter,
rooting depth, soil tilth and available water holding capacity are reduced and soil texture
is changed. Collectively, these properties affect the yield potential of the soil. In most
cases, the potential productivity of the soil will be decreased as erosion occurs. The
yield decrease is usually so slight from year to year that the grounds keeper may not
realize that it is happening. Therefore, productivity loss due to soil erosion is usually
not considered to be a financial loss. As small annual losses accumulate with time, soil
fertility is substantially reduced.
Many of the soils in Florida have limited rooting volumes due to underlying fragipans,
shellrock or limestone. Loss of surface soil by erosion further decreases the already
limiting volume of soil favorable for root growth and available water storage. This can
cause many unfavorable situations with Home
Owners Associations and Green's Keepers, as well ac commercial property managers and
What could moderate erosion cost a producer over the period of a lifetime? It would depend
greatly on the soil and its fertility status, but it would not be unusual to lose 17 tons
of soil per acre per year from a poor drainage design of a subdivision or drainage canal
system. To maintain the soil in a high fertility status,
it might cost hundreds of dollars per foot in property value depreciation. In addition,
the annual loss in water front shoreline property could be much more devastating to your
investment per acre after several years of erosion. Again the losses could be exponentially
higher. Considering these two factors, the annual loss
is only one factor, ability to sell your property or even enjoy the use of it could be
Erosion reduces the productivity of many soils by affecting the soil properties and depth.
This reduction is substantial and long-lasting, and can not be reversed over a lifetime,
even with conservation management, low intensity use or high fertility amendments. The most
important yield-limiting effect of erosion is probably the decrease in plant available
water holding capacity. The soil fertility status may be significantly decreased by erosion
but can be replenished by additions of lime and fertilizer, although with greater expense
and lower efficiency than for un eroded soil. The overall effect of erosion is an economic
loss which accumulates
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