Cirtex video spotlights geotextiles in coastline protection

June 21st, 2018 / By: / Erosion Control Materials, Geotextiles, Resources

Cirtex engineer and video narrator Michael Sorensen. Photograph courtesy of Cirtex

Cirtex, in Kopu, Thames, New Zealand, released a video on June 19, 2018, that showcases geotextiles used for filtration and erosion protection in coastline seawalls. Narrated by Cirtex civil and geotechnical engineer Michael Sorensen, the three-minute video takes the camera down below the boulders in seawalls to examine both properly specified geotextiles and improperly specified geotextiles.

Cirtex engineers distribute a variety of geosynthetics for environmental, civil and hydraulic applications. For seawall use, Cirtex specifies two types of nonwoven geotextiles, as well as geotextile sand containers. With 9,320 miles (15,000 km) of coastline, the island nation of New Zealand is particularly susceptible to coastal erosion.

To view the Cirtex video, visit https://youtu.be/IOovgWByHJQ.

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