Case Study: Goose Rocks Beach

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Case Study Overview

Project: Goose Rocks Beach
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine
Project Type: Erosion Control
Product Used: PYRAMAT® 

Photo of erosion on the sand dunes.

Problem

The sand dunes in between the rock revetment and beachfront houses on Goose Rocks Beach in Maine were eroding due to wave surge coming over the rocks. A solution needed to be found to protect the sand dunes and also the property of the houses from eroding away. They also needed a solution that would not take away from the view of the beach.

Solution

PYRAMAT® High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) was chosen as the right product to provide this solution. PYRAMAT is designed with patented X3® Fiber Technology and specially engineered for superior erosion control on steep slopes and vegetated waterways. PYRAMAT was installed along the sand dunes and provided the protection needed to secure the property of the houses connected to it.

Photo of the vegetated Goose Rocks Beach
Photo of the vegetated Goose Rocks Beach

Solution

PYRAMAT® High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) was chosen as the right product to provide this solution. PYRAMAT is designed with patented X3® Fiber Technology and specially engineered for superior erosion control on steep slopes and vegetated waterways. PYRAMAT was installed along the sand dunes and provided the protection needed to secure the property of the houses connected to it.

Photo of the protected beach 20 years later.

Performance

Once vegetated, the PYRAMAT® provided an aesthetically pleasing look while also providing superior erosion protection even 20 years later.


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