The History of the ESS Technology

The principles and prototypes of the EnviroShore Stabilization System (ESS) technology have been around for over 40+ years. The inventor took many scientific and observational disciplines and combined them in such a way as to use nature’s energy to restore severely eroded beaches and shorelines. Over the years, this technology has been developed, studied and perfected as to where entire shoreline ecosystems, dunes, and bluffs can be stabilized and restored. Between the early 1970’s and today, many hundreds of these systems were installed throughout the US and the world improving thousands of miles of coastline.

House with eroded beach
Early system being installed on severely eroded beach
House with accreting beach
3 years later, system completely buried and accretion restored the beach

house with restored dunes and beach
17 years later, there is a healthy stable dune structure behind a sandy beach

The system being installed was the precursor of the state-of-the-art technology we use today. These undercurrent stabilizers were pioneered and first installed by HTI in the 1970s. In addition to the system reversing erosion and capturing sand, the system is quickly buried by this accretion creating additional beach stability and resistance to further erosion. (Shown above)

Unlike groin fields, this technology is so efficient at restoring healthy beaches, a few installations can restore and protect miles of shoreline, thus reducing the number of install sites required and lessening environmental impact.

EnviroShore Systems will design and install the newest state of the art systems like those protecting critical areas around the world. By offering this in the U.S.A, we will have the additional benefit of many 3rd party disciplines being able to study the physical and environmental effects of the technology. Through continuous and thorough documentation, we can accelerate the further adoption and development of the ESS to save our beautiful beaches.

Let’s make beach erosion a “thing of the past”.