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Shoreline Restoration with an Aqua-Barrier

Shoreline Restoration with an Aqua-Barrier

Shoreline Restoration with an Aqua-Barrier

Shoreline restoration plays a significant role in maintaining an ecological balance of the natural environment. Whether engineered or constructed by nature, a shoreline can still experience erosions. And if that happens, it must get restored to avoid further damage.

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Restoring the shoreline comes with several benefits, such as controlling erosion and trapping sediments from land run-offs. Thankfully, Aqua Barrier® has made shoreline restoration easy, helping people save on time and money. Keep reading to learn more about shoreline restoration.

Erosion Caused by Construction

Construction of structures such as bridges, buildings, and roads has resulted in extensive soil erosion. That can cause flooding, which could destroy native plants, aquatic vegetation, and property around rivers, lakes, and oceans. Also, it could increase the number of sediment deposits in water bodies.

Here are some of the tips that can help to reduce construction erosion.

  • Identify the construction site areas with loose soils that can get eroded easily
  • Determine the extent of erosion by observing the site when it’s raining
  • Cover the loose soils using nets, tarps, or any other material that can hold soil
  • Install Aqua Barrier® water inflated dams around the construction site

Why Shoreline Restoration is Critical

Restoring the shoreline helps to return its margin from an artificial or degraded condition to its natural state. Thankfully, it comes with numerous benefits, including the following:

  • Prevents sediments from getting into the water, reducing the number of nutrients that can cause massive growth of plants and algae in the water
  • Maintains ecological balance of the water bodies while playing a vital role in preserving the shoreline’s beauty and coastal resiliency
  • Act as a vital buffer zone between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. If well-planted, the armored shoreline can prevent pollutants from flowing into the lake system.

Using an Aqua-Barrier in Shoreline Restoration Projects

Aqua Barrier® can withstand high pressure from the rising water levels, making it the best solution for shoreline restoration. It offers an efficient and cost-effective way to dewater the worksite during restoration. When rebuilding the shoreline, Aqua Barrier® will temporarily keep water away from the shoreline for quick and easy restoration.

Pro Tip: A wide range of rental equipment accessories can further improve water quality and prevent flooding on construction sites. 

Repairing the Environment

Shoreline restoration is easy when you have the right tools like Aqua Barrier®. Many engineers have used the equipment to restore shorelines, making it a reliable tool to rebuild the water bodies’ environment. Thankfully, Aqua Barrier® is reusable and safe for the environment. Save time and money in your next project using Aqua Barrier®.

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When to Consider Shoreline Restoration

When to Consider Shoreline Restoration

If you own a contracting company or work in the construction field, you are well aware that many projects are in or around shorelines. Carrying out the project can damage or disrupt the shoreline, causing erosion and the possible destruction of our precious shorelines.

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What Projects Require the Use of Shoreline Restoration Techniques?

Employing shoreline restoration techniques can be beneficial in a number of construction fields and projects. It is important to consider shoreline restoration when dealing with many dewatering projects, such as pipeline construction, bridge and dam projects, and for sediment control. Here are five times that shoreline restoration needs to be taken into consideration:

  1. Shoreline Erosion and Stabilization
  2. Sediment Control
  3. Bridge and Dam Projects
  4. Pipeline Construction
  5. Ecosystem Restoration

1) Shoreline Erosion and Stabilization

Erosion occurs by the removal of coastal land that has been supplanted by water. It can be caused by storms, high winds, improper irrigation, and construction projects that disrupt the shoreline.

2) Sediment Control

It is important that developers and builders take into consideration sediment to help prevent erosion. When the soil and shorelines are disturbed, it can lead to a loss of habitat, blocked stormwater drains, public health issues, and an increased risk of flooding.

3) Bridge and Dam Projects

Because bridge and dam construction or repair projects require dewatering and are located along shorelines, they are an important time to use shoreline restoration techniques and practices.

4) Pipeline Construction

Many times, pipeline construction projects and inspections are performed in the water, and therefore the shoreline needs to be taken into consideration.

5) Ecosystem Restoration

When it comes to keeping shorelines healthy and the ecosystem thriving, it is imperative that control measures are installed before excavation or site disturbance occurs. Construction projects and natural weather disturbances can cause harm to the shoreline. When it comes time to performing restoration techniques, be sure you are using the best tools for the job.

ProTip: The Aqua-Barrier® Inflatable Cofferdam allows you to create a temporary dam in order to get a dry workspace to begin a shoreline stabilization project–without having to worry about flooding surrounding areas.

Shoreline Restoration and the Aqua Barrier® Water Inflated Dam

It is the job of the builder or developer to consider shoreline restoration and take reasonable care to prevent material (soil, sand, litter) from leaving construction sites. This can be achieved by using proper dewatering technique and using the best tools available, like the Aqua Barrier® Water Inflated Dam. Traditional sandbags can actually cause more damage to the shoreline, so using a cofferdam is the best option for any shoreline restoration project.

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