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Product specification

June 1st, 2007 / By: / GMA Techline, Specifications

Subject: Product specification We are proposing to stabilize a section of eroded riverbank with riprap. We would like to install a fabric beneath the riprap to hold the existing sandy soils in place.

Can you give us a recommendation?

The river is tidal and the area is exposed to full sun so UV is a factor to consider.
(Robert, Connecticut)

Reply: Your question is a common one that has had quite a bit of past research, to the point that AASHTO has a generic specification for this particular application.

The spec is embodied in AASHTO M288-05, and I will fax the appropriate info to you today.

Thanks for asking.

Bob Koerner | GMA Techline

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