A soft approach to coastal erosion control
Ecoreef is a new solution for the protection and restoration of coastal environments. As a modular skeleton, structures can be ramped at shallow angles to capture and retain beach material, providing significant resilience in extreme weather events.
With Ecoreef, there are no limits
Designed to blend into the environment
Once filled with local material and planted, the modules have the unique ability to further gain and retain sediment allowing vegetation to grow naturally.
See how Ecoreef can protect your property
Have a look through the following examples.
Typical Coastal Erosion
Existing coastal property with an eroded bluff. With little protection, soft sediments are easily eroded putting infrastructure and land at risk.
With a simple module arrangement, a point facing Ecoreef structure provides resilience and safe access.
Modules are placed in a flat facing orientation providing a less regular appearance as compared to a point facing structure.
Spacing between structure tiers is increased, reducing the structures angle and extending sediment gain, producing a soft natural look in dune environments.
Incorporated Boat Ramp
Additional precast components enable the creation of ramped access, such as a boat ramp.
Bluff Toe Protection
Heightened bluffs are protected from further erosion with a simple structure installed at the toe. Additional modules can also be incorporated to provide safe access.
Total Bluff Protection
Steep or unstable bluffs can be terraced to provide added resilience to the property. The addition of a half module enables the creation of vertical retaining walls with incorporated stair access.
Ecoreef modules act as excellent planter boxes. With a structure installed, modules can either be planted manually or left to gain vegetation naturally.
From coastal grasses such as Spinifex to Flax and Pohutukawa, the modules provide ideal growing environments with root structures extending down into the body of the structure further strengthening the sediment gained.
As a modular system, Ecoreef’s custom stair modules can be incorporated within a structure providing safe access for homeowners and public. Ramp modules can also be included offering safe disabled access even in steep coastal environments.
With the use of the internationally recognized ‘cone anchor system’, handrails and other supporting systems can be included in the design, further enhancing safe accessibility.
As shown in the animation, Ecoreef modules are both locked and held captive by the layers above and below.
This unique inter-locking feature makes the Ecoreef system extremely strong, ensuring resilient and permanent structures in demanding environments.