UPDATE - 2011 MacTube Installation - Twin Lakes Beach, Manitoba - CLICK HERE!

We are now pleased to offer Maccaferri MacTubes, also known as Geotubes. Below is an excerpt from the Maccaferri website to help you understand how they work. For even more information click the MacTube Image below.



What is MacTube®?

MacTube® is a geotextile container used for:

  • building coastal and river structures for erosion protection
  • dewatering a wide variety of wet slurries, wastes, and sludges
  • containing, dewatering and reusing dredged material

MacTube® geotextile containers are constructed of high-strength woven geotextile fabrics that are extremely strong and durable with sewn seams that are up to 33% stronger than any competitor's product. Manufactured in a sand color to blend in with its surrounding, the geotextile fabric is woven in rip-resistant weave pattern for maximum resistance to damage.

MacTube® containers are easy to install, both above and below the water surface. As a "soft" armored structure, it offers minimal impact to the environment while providing a cost effective alternative to "hard" structures.

Protecting Coastlines

MacTube® geotextile containers can be used in the design of several types of coastal engineering structures:

- to protect against erosion of shoreline adjacent to existing buildings.

- installed perpendicular to and extending out from beaches to restore or protect beaches.

- installed parallel to beaches offshore to restore or protect beaches.

- constructed to form a containment area in which to pump dredge spoils and can also be used for land creation.

Dune Cores
- to construct an artificial dune that will subsequently be covered and revegetated.

- installed offshore to replace natural reefs.


MacTube® containers offer maximum versatility and ease of use for all your dewatering needs. They are a cost-effective alternative to the belt press method of dewatering sludge and eliminate the need for expensive capital expenditures for equipment. By using MacTube® containers for dewatering, you can increase the efficiency and reduce dewatering time.


Dredged material can be easily contained and disposed of, or reused, using MacTube® geotextile containers. Placing and constructing geotextile containers is simple and cost effective with minimal impact on the environment. Plus, the extremely strong, high-strength woven geotextile fabric provides increased confidence in material containment.


Please contact erosion@lakefrontrestorers.ca for more info!















Last updated : Tuesday, January 17, 2012


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