The Sandsaver is the new natural alternative solution to Beach Re-nourishment and Beach Erosion. The module works in two ways; First by breaking down the kinetic energy of the wave, thus immediately reducing the erosion of the beach. Second by allowing the wave to pass thru the tapered holes and onto the beach surface. As the wave passes thru the tapered holes, the wave contains sand. When the water retreats, it must pass back thru the smaller of the two openings allowing the sand to settle onto the beach and not retreat back into the surf.
Sandsaver Install update
The pictures above show the results that the Sandsaver Beach Erosion Solution is currently experiencing thru its pilot installation in Lake Michigan. The photo on the left is only days after its install, while the photo on the right is only 7 months after its installation. Notice the sand accretion on both sides of the module. Eventually the modules will be completely
Sandsaver Pilot US Install Photos
Sandsavers installed in Lake Michigan
The Sandsaver, improved on all concerns raised by experts who had utilized or questioned The Sandgrabber system. The first issue, was the weight or density of the system when installed. The sandgrabber system, consisted of numerous, light weight, concrete cinder blocks. Even though, this proved to work in multiple locations and even still stands over 30 years later at an install location in Hawaii, the weight was viewed as a concern, due to any potential threatening storms, that could move, damage or shift the Sandgrabber installation location. The onset of storms actually increased the results seen by The Sandgrabber system, but due to the light weight blocks, the system was viewed as vulnerable. The Sandsaver directly removes any inclination of being too light, with each module weighing approximately 5,200 pounds, concerns of weight are a thing of the past. The Sandsaver utilizes USDA/FDA food grade materials, to encompass all surfaces of up to 5,000 pounds of material in each module.
According to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) over 90 percent of tourism spending is concentrated in coastal states where beaches are the leading tourism destination (Houston 1996). For example, "Miami Beach reported more tourist visits (21 million) than were made to any National Park Service property" (Houston 1995). Houston estimates that the federal government receives annually about six times the tax revenues associated with tourism spending at Miami Beach than it spends to restore beaches for the entire nation (Houston 1996). Beach Erosion and Restoration costs plague the World to the cost of hundreds of billions of dollars each year. The amount of tourism revenues to small businesses, plus the tax revenues created by the tourism of any beach/coastal area create a sensitive topic when it comes to Beach Re-nourishment. There is lots of money to distribute among very few companies who provide dredging services, lobbyist groups and politicians to start. Many residents of beach/coastal areas will tell you that it comes at a premium. Just as real estate is valued higher, generally property taxes, sales taxes, etc. all follow suit. This is where a product that can be re-used or left in place, not only provides a financial savings, it also lowers Fossil Fuel Burn, by not requiring large dredging equipment for long periods of time near the coast line. Act now to allow Sandsaver to save hard American Tax Dollars and create American Jobs!
Sandsaver is the only modular system, that promotes
beach accretion, while preventing beach erosion.
U.S. Government Reports
Sandsaver: A closer look!