Products that offer advantages for road, wall, and slope reinforcement projects
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS), the Ohio-based producer of corrugated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, announced in a March 26 press release its addition of 11 geogrid reinforcement products, six biaxial and five uniaxial. Each are available in different strengths and load bearing properties to meet the needs of a specific project, the release said.
Designed for soil stabilization, base reinforcement and subgrade improvement used in road reinforcement, parking lots and other projects where stresses are in two directions, the ADS BX series biaxial geogrids are produced from polypropylene (PP) using punched-and-drawn technology and are available in six versions.
The ADS UX series uniaxial geogrids are manufactured using select grades of HDPE resins that are highly oriented and resist elongation (creep) when subjected to high tensile loads for long periods of time. ADS UX Geogrids are used for high strength reinforcement in wall and slope applications.
All ADS geogrid products come in a variety of widths and lengths depending on the load capacity and strength of the product needed for the project, the release stated.
“The engineered grid pattern of these new ADS geogrid products is the key to their load-bearing strength and support,” said Jim Clemans, vice president of Allied Products, ADS. “Each product has excellent tensile strength that makes them ideal for applications such as base reinforcement and soil stabilization.”
ADS biaxial and uniaxial geogrid products are manufactured for ADS by Syntec Corp. and are available from any local ADS office or authorized ADS distributor. (Read more about Syntec’s products in an October 13, 2011 Geosynthetics article.)