Sand Tube Project:
Galveston Bay, TX - 2004

One 8' high rolled AquaDam® being connected to a previously installed 8' high AquaDam®. 

The AquaDams® were used to dewater and protect the site from wave action during the grading process, before the sand tubes are installed.

The huge amount of fill material necessary has been deposited and must now be protected from the scouring caused by wave action. Sand tubes will then be installed as a permanent wave-break around the 14 mile perimeter of this section of Galveston Bay. The inside perimeter will be planted and will eventually become great aquatic habitat.

Filled sand tubes are all that is left after the AquaDams® are  removed. The sand tubes were furnished by Bradley Industrial Textiles.