Shoreblock® BD

Shoreblock® BD is the most durable, effective and environmentally-friendly, erosion control revetment method of fighting severe erosion problems. Shoreblock® BD represents the most advanced, flexible, permeable and versatile system in the erosion control industry. The interlocking design and quality manufacturing results in outstanding performance and reliability under the most demanding hydraulic loading conditions.


Shoreblock® BD has proven to be an aesthetic and functional alternative to rip-rap, poured-in-place concrete and other heavy duty erosion protection systems.

Shoreblock® BD is easy to install and can therefore reduce overall project costs. More specifically, when compared to other systems, life-cycle costs are reduced because Shoreblock® BD is a permanent system that saves on subsequent maintenance expenses.

Shoreblock® BD is the most durable, effective and environmentally-friendly erosion control revetment method of fighting severe erosion problems. Shoreblock® BD Mats are available in 8' width and lengths up to 40'. Mats can be joined to achieve greater lengths. Different sizes of Shoreblock® BD are available depending on application severity.

In most markets, Articulated Concrete Blocks (ACBs) are competitive in cost to gabion mats and 12" diameter (or greater) rock (or rip-rap) placed in an 18" or greater blanket thickness. ACBs are typically more economical than poured-in-place concrete.

  • Durability

    Shoreblock® BD will not suffer loss of function due to chemical degradation, UV degradation, biological degradation, vandalism or aging throughout its design life.

  • Stability

    Shoreblock® BD has the necessary strength characteristics to resist displacement due to imposed tractive forces and wave loads, including the necessary strength to resist both lateral displacement and vertical uplift.

  • Acceptability

    Shoreblock® BD becomes part of the landscape and the local ecosystem. Its construction is free of hazardous projections – thus offering opportunities for recreation – as native grasses are quick to germinate in the soil-filled cells.

  • Affordability

    The Shoreblock® BD System is engineered to ensure comprehensive project design and high quality components at 20-50% lower than alternative erosion control methods.