Shore Protection

Many coastal areas are facing chronic long-term shoreline erosion problems. This is especially a problem along the low-lying barrier island systems of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Average erosion rates are 6 feet per year along the Gulf and 2 to 3 feet per year along the Atlantic. In areas where the erosive forces exceed nature’s ability to protect itself, seawalls, breakwaters, bulkheads, dredging and erosion control products can be a viable solution by providing both shoreline stabilization and coastal flood protection. When constructed along inlets, bays and other coastal waterways, these structures also serve to keep waterways clear of sediments and debris and maintain open navigation channels.

IAO Partners supplies several industries involved in the process of protecting our coastlines and waterways. They are:


Coastal and navigable waterway dredging is vital to maintaining marine transportation systems, which provides access for recreational boaters, commercial vessels as well as the transportation of people and goods. To support maritime industry and maintain safe and navigable waterways, IAO Partners offers products vital to the on-going tasks of our dredging clients.


Discharge: 4” – 20” Pearce, Istrouma Parts
Expanding to 32” Metso/Thomas Customize
GIW, Ellicott, etc. Barges

Geosynthetics & Storm Water Management Products

Storm water regulations continue to evolve. We recognize that there is not a single design philosophy that can manage storm water but IAO Partners has some of the best land-based solutions to handle storm water runoff and erosion.

Erosion and Sediment Control

Erosion Control (Veneer Stability):

  • Rolled Erosion Control Blankets
  • Sprayed Erosion Control
  • Turf Reinforcement Mats
  • Natural and Synthetic Wraps (both vegetated and un-vegetated)
  • Coir Logs and Walls

Slope Stability:

  • Geotextiles
  • Geogrids
  • Soil Anchors

Sediment Control:

    • Silt Fencing
    • Straw Wattles
    • Silt Snakes
    • Rock Bags
    • Geo Ridge
    • Triangular Silt Dike
    • Dewatering Bags

Geo Cells and Porous Pavements
PE/PVC LinersMembranes and Liners:

  • Geomembrane Liners
  • Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCL)
  • Specialty Geotextiles

Retaining Walls:

  • Gabions
  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth
  • Geogrids with segmented concrete blocks
  • High Strength Woven Fabrics

Roadway Construction:

  • Asphalt Overlays
  • Inlet Protection
  • Porous Pavements
  • Road Drainage
  • Substrate Separation and Stabilization
  • Unpaved Roadways

Storm water, Drainage and NPDES Compliance Products:

  • Silt Fencing
  • Drainage Systems
  • Retention/Detention Systems
  • Dewatering System (Silt Control)

Product Lines and Vendors
Advanced Drainage Systems –
American Wick Drain –
Mirafi –
NDS Drainage Products –
NDS Permeable Pavers –
StormTech –
Tenax –
Thrace Linq –