Geofabrics enhances manufacturing capabilities with support from Ridat

August 25th, 2023

UK-based thermoforming equipment manufacturer Ridat has supplied Geofabrics with a Model 8040AVF Vacuum Forming Machine with Duplex Heater, after being tasked with supporting the company in increasing its production capacity. The 8040AVF has been designed for consistent production of all commonly used thermoformable material of up to 12mm thickness. It provides an automatic vacuum forming […]

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Geosynthetics installation at Florida landfill continues on schedule for Comanco

August 23rd, 2023

Progress at a landfill in Florida continues on schedule, even with recent additions to the project. COMANCO was contracted to complete the earthwork for a new landfill cell. However, when the client granted a change order mid-project, the company also assumed responsibility for the geosynthetics installation. Now Juan Morales leads the team in his new […]

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Combigrid applications for geogrid/geocomposite in pavement construction

August 10th, 2023

Geogrid reinforcement and stabilization is used in roadways in two major applications: base reinforcement/stabilization and subgrade stabilization. In base reinforcement/stabilization, the geogrid is placed within or at the bottom of a pavement system to improve the load-carrying capacity and reduce the deformation of the pavement under repeated traffic as well as help control expansive subgrade […]

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COMANCO completes final geosynthetics layer at Trail Ridge Landfill

February 7th, 2023

COMANCO has completed the sixth and final layer of its geosynthetics (primary geocomposite layer) and leachate collection system at the Trail Ridge Landfill in Jacksonville, Fla., a project that broke ground in 2022. Because the 30-acre containment site needed a six-layer geosynthetic system, the crew used 180 acres of material to finish the expansion.  The […]

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Layfield introduces HydraNet geonets/geocomposites

April 7th, 2022

Layfield introduces HydraNet geonets/composites, described as cost-effective and environmentally conscious alternatives to aggregate drains. Layfield Group Ltd. has launched HydraNet, a premium line of geonets and geocomposites. HydraNet is constructed from either two strands (biplanar) or three strands (triplanar) of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) extruded into a net-like sheet. Geonets are used to provide channelized flow […]

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Complex geosynthetic liner system for the 70 Ranch Raw Water Reservoir

April 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 North end of reservoir showing slope panels transitioned into bottom panels and staged cover soils placement on bottom panels Irrigation water in the western United States has always been a major concern for farming and ranching, especially in drought years. Water can be both scarce and expensive, and planning for future water storage […]

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Geosynthetics for Alaska landfill closure

February 23rd, 2022

Solmax provides a combination of geosynthetics for Alaska landfill closure project with multiple geotechnical challenges. Installation of geosynthetics at the Homer Solid Waste Facility landfill in Alaska. Photograph courtesy of Solmax Kenai Peninsula Borough in southern Alaska needed to complete phase two of a landfill-closure project at its Homer (Alaska) Solid Waste Facility. This involved […]

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Geogrid geocomposite saves 50% in installation time

February 8th, 2022

Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG released a new geogrid geocomposite aimed at increasing the efficiency of construction projects. EnkaGrid MAX C geogrid geocomposite. Photograph courtesy of Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG Germany-based Freudenberg Performance Materials launched EnkaGrid MAX C, a new geogrid geocomposite consisting of a reinforcing geogrid bonded […]

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Geocomposite solution for container park in Mauritius

February 3rd, 2022

TenCate Geosynthetics EMEA stabilized the platform for the Mauritius Container Terminal (MCT) with the geocomposite solution, TenCate Rock PEC 55-55. The TenCate Rock geocomposite solution optimizes the subbase at the Mauritius Container Terminal (MCT), allowing a reduction in the 1.3 foot (400 mm) thick subbase layer to 0.8 feet (250 mm). Photograph courtesy of TenCate […]

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Design of a CCR composite liner system

August 1st, 2021

Q: We are designing a composite liner system for a coal ash landfill. From the bottom-up, the cross section is subgrade soil, geosynthetic clay liner (GCL), geomembrane, composite drainage layer with nonwoven geotextiles on both sides and then ash from coal combustion residuals (CCR). Do you have an opinion on the design, particularly on 3:1 […]

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