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Sandsaver

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 Beach Erosion

Click the link below to read the 3rd Party Monitoring Survey Report on the Lake Michigan Pilot Install at Camp Arcadia!

Sandsaver Lake Michigan Install Report

Click the link below to download and read the final report of the pilot Sandsaver install in Lake Michigan. This report was conducted and performed by a 3rd party engineering firm.

With the reporting containing quotes such as:

"The results of the shoreline in response to the Sandsaver system are unambigulusly positive."

Also discovered in the course of the research and study in Lake Michigan, the report states:

"at the very least, the Sandsaver design not generate adjacent negative impacts associated with shore-normal and impermeable structures. The Sandsaver modules permeability and placement in a shore-parallel orientation demonstrated no negative impacts to adjacent stretches of beaches. "
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Sandsaver- Lake Michigan Install (June 2013, PDF file)

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Sandsaver Beach Erosion barrier nearly covered with Sand, Sandsaver proving it works

In the picture above, you see that the Sandsaver units are nearly totally covered by sand. Notice the immense accumulation of sand in front of the modules and behind the modules. In comparison to the images below, the Sandsaver beach erosion solution provided a tremendous amount of protection and accumulated a large amount of Sand in Lake Michigan, during a period of historically low water levels.

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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

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Sandsavers already building beach after approx. 48 hours

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Click the link below to read the 3rd Party Monitoring Survey Report on the Lake Michigan Pilot Install at Camp Arcadia!

Sandsaver Lake Michigan Install Report

Sandsaver- Lake Michigan Install (June 2013, PDF file)

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.

 
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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.

  • Rotationally Molded from nearly indestructible, Food Grade Polyethylene. (USDA/FDA approved) (Polyethylene is the same USDA/FDA approved material used in most Water, Pop Bottles and Milk Jugs)
  • Modular design for simple installation, no chains or rebar required.
  • Inexpensive in comparison to alternative/currently accepted beach restoration methods.
  • Polyethylene is 100% recyclable.
  • Sandsaver, drastically reduces the carbon footprint of all Beach Restoration projects, by not requiring numerous, gas guzzling Barges.
  • Sandsaver is 100% recyclable.
  • Sandsaver, can be re-used multiple times, for multiple installs, in multiple locations, if so desired; Or the system can be left in place permanently;
  • Environmentally friendly, will not deteriorate, nor will the units "take in" any Sea Turtles or other living organisms, unlike any type of Dredging barges. 
  • Each module weighs approximately 5200 pounds when full; Not light weight or easily moved; Tornados/Hurricanes would have to have unheard of speeds to move a module due to the weight.  Contingent upon the length of the installation, the weight of the system increases drastically.
  • Tapered thru holes for easier transport to beach side of module.
  • Will not leave exposed concrete, rocks, wood, or other materials that could be potentially dangerous to those utilizing the beach, alleviating those safety concerns.
  • Modular system allows for as much or as little Beach renourishment as needed.
  • Protected by US and International Patents
  • Proudly manufactured in the United States of America.
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    Sandsaver Website Link

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    Sandsaver Lake Michigan Install Report

    Sandsaver- Lake Michigan Install (June 2013, PDF file)

    Sandsaver Information

    Sandsaver: A Closer Look (Windows Media Video)

    Sandsaver Informative Literature 1 (PDF File)

    Sandgrabber Report from Grand Isle, Louisiana Demonstration Project (February 1995, PDF file)

    -  Monitoring Report Sandgrabber Hawaii Install Kualoa Point, Oahu, Hawaii (February 1978, PDF File)

    -  Report from Sandgrabber Hawaii Install Kualoa Point, Oahu, Hawaii (February 1978, PDF File)

    Sandgrabber Installation, Wheatley Province Park, Ontario, Canada (PDF File)

    "Sandgrabber stops Beach Erosion" (July 1977, North Shore News (New Jersey) PDF File)

    U.S. Government Reports

    - "Washed Out to Sea: How Congress Prioritizes Beach Pork Over National Needs", Senator Tom Coburn (R) OK, May 2009

     

    Sandsaver: A closer look!

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