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May 2014

Now that we've addressed the subject of the types and installation of beach fencing, in this newsletter we'll tell you about another NETCO product--our fabulous Beach Mats.
Be sure to give us a call if you would like more information about our Beach Mats or other NETCO products or services at 781-863-6270. 


We hope you enjoy our newsletter.  As always, we 'd love to hear from you!

Beach Mats: A "Softer" Alternative to Boardwalks

Boardwalks have been used successfully for many years to facilitate walking across sandy coastal areas and they continue to be the best choice for some settings. Recently however, NETCO has engineered an alternative to boardwalks-- woven coir Beach Mats.


NETCO's Beach Mats are made of coir (coconut fiber) that is woven into heavy duty "fabric," then layered to make mats.  The Beach Mats are then anchored deeply into the beach, dune, or coastal bank to hold them in place.

In 2013 in Westerly Rhode Island, Beach Mats were installed on the Town Beach access ways and were so well received that numerous neighbors have now had them installed on their coastal properties.


Beach Mats come in many sizes and can be installed in almost any place that boardwalks would be used, including dune cross overs and other beach access ways. The Mats stay cooler in the summer sun than boardwalks and are easy to walk on and to pull wheeled carts/wagons across. 

Some of the other advantages of Beach Mats are that they:

  • reduce erosion by keeping sand in place.
  • are less expensive than boardwalks.
  • are easier to repair than boardwalks.
  • don't require sealant.
  • can be removed at end of the season or in the event of a pending coastal storm.
  • are flexible for use in uneven terrain.
  • don't inhibit growth of beach grass that could seed in the openings.

Call us at 781-863-6270 to order your Beach Mat today! 
Beach Notes

Urban Designers are Taking On Rising Sea Levels in the Seaport - "Sea Change: Boston," an exhibition curated by Sasaki Associates in partnership with the Boston Architectural College on display at District Hall in the Innovation District, aims to bring a more resounding voice to the talk of rising sea levels in Boston.  To read more click here

F.E.M.A. Funding for Sandy Recovery Will Top $1 Billion in NJ - The Federal government is paying 90% of eligible expenses instead of the 75% it usually pays, over $500 million has been distributed in NJ to date.   To read more click here 

The City and the Sea - By the 2050's more than 800,000 New York City residents will live in the 100 year floodplain with major implications for how to design for coastal living. To read more click here. 

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Be on the lookout for our next newsletter:  Coir Mattresses and "Gabions"
Contact Information
  • Coir envelope construction
  • Coastal bank, shoreline and dune stabilization
  • Inland waterway erosion control
  • Construction site erosion control
  • Sand drift fencing
  • Beach nourishment
  • Vegetated buffers and coastal bank vegetation
  • Rock gabion construction (wire & HDPE gabions)
  • Boardwalks, dune crossovers, walkway construction
  • Wetland/salt marsh restoration
  • Infrastructure protection

21 Worthen Road
Lexington, MA 02421

781-863-6270 phone
781-274-0569 fax



David C. Lager

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