Wrekin introduces new geogrid

May 8th, 2023

Wrekin Products’ new SX Composite 3030 consists of nonwoven geotextile thermally bonded to its existing SX geogrid. Developed with contractor feedback in mind, it combines the functions of reinforcement, separation and filtration into one product, rather than having to use two separate solutions. The solution will help save time when acquiring materials and achieve quicker […]

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Redi-Rock walls aid in innovative sewer and storm water solution

March 8th, 2023

During the 19th century, early settlers to Cincinnati, Ohio, followed the Lick Run valley and stream to settle in the developing city along the Ohio River. To control flooding in the area, the stream was enclosed in a 20-foot-diameter storm sewer in 1893. Soon after, during the advent of indoor plumbing, homes were tied into […]

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Rail infrastructure resilience starts with a geogrid-stabilized track

January 3rd, 2023

Imagine hauling the Great Pyramid of Giza once a month across the same track over 32 years. That is how much weight has crossed a Tensar geogrid-stabilized segment of railbed in Mobile Bay, Ala., during that time. To translate into today's terms, that's 40-foot intermodal containers packed to capacity, stacked four-high, lined up end-to-end and […]

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Evaluating the benefits of geogrid in foundation applications with onsite testing

November 1st, 2022

A key challenge in getting geosynthetics more widely accepted in the industry is to use them not only on keynote projects, but smaller, everyday projects. To do this, we must help design engineers quantify the benefits of the geosynthetic and this is especially applicable in the stabilization application.   In the geosynthetics industry, all major suppliers […]

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Designing Reinforced Soil Structures

October 1st, 2022

Q: Why is strain compatibility important in designing reinforced soil walls?  A: When designing reinforced earth structures, a vital aspect is the interaction between the reinforcement and the compacted soil, as this governs the overall stability of the structure. The main function of the reinforcement is to redistribute the stresses within the soil structure to […]

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Geogrid for Calgary road building

October 1st, 2022

Spartan Road Grid™ surface view after installation. Photograph courtesy of Titan Environmental Containment Geosynthetic materials have proven their worth on (and below) surfaces across Canada, where they are being used in greater frequency to provide contractors with a stronger, more sustainable, and cost-efficient base for their projects. Canada’s road-building sector recently applied Titan’s Spartan Road […]

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Wick drain ground improvements

August 1st, 2022

Editor's note: This is part 1 of a two-part article. Part 2 will appear in the October/November issue of Geosynthetics. FIGURE 1 Wick drain installation Construction of a large mine waste stockpile was required at the Rainy River Mine in Ontario, Canada. The mine rock stockpile foundation has up to 131 feet (40 m) thick […]

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Tensar Corporation Wins Association Of National Advertisers’ 2022 B2 Award 

June 9th, 2022

Bryan C. Gee, P.E., Tensar Director of Education and Training, receiving the ANA B2 Award Tensar Corporation, a global leader in geogrid engineered solutions for civil construction, has won an Association of National Advertisers 2022 B2 award. The company received a silver award in the "Integrated Marketing Program Small - Mid-Size Business" category for its "Time […]

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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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Slope stability with geocells at a New Zealand playground

December 27th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Cirtex Aronia Park is a colorful new playground in South Auckland, New Zealand, that includes two multihued slides. The challenge arose with the specified topsoil thickness for the steep slope beneath the slides. There was a risk of the slope soil sliding off and requiring costly repair. Greenscene, the contractor, approached Cirtex […]

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