Promote new sand deposits
Sand screens serve to keep the beach and dunes in good condition and to protect them against water and wind. These screens consist of rows of fine brushwood of 80 to 250 centimeters high. They are buried in the sand and ensure that new sand is deposited by water and wind. This new sand accumulates against the drift screens and forms new dunes over the years.
Van Aalsburg B.V. places these sand screens on the Dutch and Belgian islands and beaches. Rijkswaterstaat and the Water Boards are often clients.
Sand screens are also used in road construction, mainly when constructing or raising roads. The screens prevent sand drifts from causing unsafe traffic situations. They also minimise the clogging up of roads that have Open Graded Asphalt (OGA). Sand is disastrous for OGA, which now covers almost all motorways.
Van Aalsburg B.V. supplies brushwood and installs sand screens throughout the country. Would you like to know more about the application of sand screens? Our specialists will be happy to advise you. Without any obligation, of course. We can help you with your creative thinking!
Frequently Asked Questions
Sand screens are installed in the sand. They help to form new sand deposits under the action of water flow and the wind.
Sand screens are made from rows of fine willow branches of 80 to 250 cm high. The willow no longer grows because it is ‘dead’ wood.
Sand screens be installed the whole year round.
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This willow fence is 250 metres long and 3 metres high. We realised this project for Rijkswaterstaat