As property owners and managers are aware, the erosion of our waterway shorelines is a rampant problem. Shoreline erosion is the result of a combination of natural forces; ranging from storm water runoff, to fluctuations in water levels, to fish spawning underneath sodded embankments, communities across the United States continue to lose the shorelines of their ponds, lakes, canals and rivers.
This poses a serious issue on many levels: the eroded and unstable shorelines present a threat to the structural integrity of nearby homes and pump systems, impede the work of maintenance crews, endanger golfers walking near the lakes, is a major eyesore, and poses legal vulnerability due to hazardous conditions.
Lake & Wetland Management’s Dredgesox™ Erosion Control is a cost efficient and long lasting solution to shoreline erosion. Dredgesox™ was designed using the Best Management Practices (BMP’s) of erosion control solutions.
According to erosion control Best Management Practices, the devices used must provide strength, support new vegetation, retain water nutrients to maintain vegetation, contain safe and biodegradable organic material, and must filter invasive nutrients to protect water quality. Dredgesox™ Erosion Control uses environmentally-focused methodology that gets high marks from engineers and environmentalists alike.
Dredgesox™ Erosion Control uses our multi-functioning amphibious work boats to dredge shallow sediment into our containment system with patented subsurface anchoring system and permanently repairs eroding shorelines. Additionally, alternatives to dredged material, like dirt or compost, are available as fill.
Unlike other erosion control systems which usually act as a temporary fix, Dredgesox™ can be planted through or sodded over, allowing the vegetation to root through the mesh armor and create a new living system. Revegetation of a shoreline is the only true cure to completely halt shoreline erosion using a system that imitates mother nature.
Unlike other shoreline containment options, Dredgesox™ Erosion Control is relatively quicker to install and has minimal impact on surrounding property.
The following table provides a straight-forward comparison between Dredgesox and the closest competitive products. The comparison criteria reflect the important considerations and Best Management Practices associated with the erosion control industry.
|Comparison Criteria||Dredgesox||Curlex® Bloc||Coir Logs||Geotextile Sock||Stone Rip-Rap||Stone Gabion|
|Attaches to firm shore bank||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Filters & buffers run-off||Yes||Maybe||No||No||No||No|
|Broad single unit coverage||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Filled with local material||Yes||No||No||Maybe||Maybe||Maybe|
|Heavy equipment needed||Optional||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Resists forces of nature||Yes||No||No||No||Maybe||Maybe|