Geocells for redevelopment on closed landfills

March 3rd, 2022

By Michael J. Dickey, P.E., director, Presto GeoSystems Presto GeoSystems asserts the GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System incorporates effective geocells for redevelopment of closed landfills. Installed and vegetated landfill with GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System on top of the cap blends into its surroundings. Photograph courtesy of Presto GeoSystems Redevelopment of closed landfills and capped solid waste […]

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Oregon State University research reveals railroad ballast performance improvement using GEOWEB geocells

January 25th, 2022

By Katie Bocskor, Manager, Marketing, Presto Geosystems Oregon State University (OSU) recently performed state-of-the-art, three-dimensional dynamic finite element modeling to analyze the reinforcing benefit of Presto Geosystems’ GEOWEB geocells in railway ballast applications. Completed in cooperation with the University of Kansas (KU), which simultaneously put in motion a testing program of geocell-reinforced ballast placed over weak […]

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Pavement base reinforcement with geocells and geotextiles at a railway distribution facility

December 29th, 2021

Installation of geotextile and GEOWEB panels. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems In 2018, BNSF Orillia Railway began making extensive upgrades to its automotive distribution facility in Renton, Wash. The upgrades were required to support the increased demand for new automobiles. As new-car sales soared, so did the demand for rail capacity for vehicle shipments arriving […]

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Presto slope protection system beautifies new Olympics museum

September 22nd, 2021

Installation of the GEOWEB system. Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems Every year, visitors from around the world travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to hike the 130 miles (209 km) of trails or drive through the twisting canyons and winding mountain passes. But Colorado Springs now has much more to add to the trip itinerary. In […]

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Innovative design of sludge drying beds using geocells

August 17th, 2021

The GEOWEB 3D Stabilization System. Photograph courtesy of Presto GeoSystems Wastewater treatment facilities have long had to contend with the challenge of dewatering sludge to minimize waste and achieve overall cost-efficiency for disposal. Large-scale facilities commonly use mechanical filter presses or centrifuges to dewater sludge. This equipment is often too cumbersome and expensive for many smaller […]

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Innovative solutions for designing and constructing transmission line roads and substations

May 20th, 2021

By Ashley Beyer When natural disasters, power surges, accidents, or general equipment failures threaten the reliability of the power grid, maintenance crews must be able to quickly and safely access transmission lines and substations to make repairs. Designing resilient energy infrastructure that ensures power companies have a reliable, regular supply of energy and contingency measures in […]

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Presto GeoSystems installs GEOWEB geocells under Tasmanian road

March 30th, 2021

The Huon Valley Council is situated south of Hobart—the southernmost local government council in Australia. Esperance Coast Road, Huon Valley, Tasmania, was showing several signs of deterioration along its length, including deformation, cracks and edge failure. To mitigate this, Huon Valley Council enlisted consultant Pitt and Sherry to undertake pavement investigations, focusing on the section […]

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Base stabilization at Port of Invergordon, U.K.

January 18th, 2021

A new 365,973-square-foot (34,000-m2) container area was required in the Port of Invergordon, U.K. The area was constructed as an unbound pavement with a crushed gravel surface. Presto GeoSystems GEOWEB geocells presented an excellent solution to minimize the overall cross-section depth through its unique load transfer mechanism while controlling differential settlement in the heavily loaded […]

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Extend the life of paved and unpaved roadways with the GEOWEB Confinement System free webcast

April 23rd, 2020

Join Presto Geosystems for a free, 30-minute webcast where Presto will discuss how to extend the life of paved and unpaved roadways using the GEOWEB 3D Confinement System.  Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:00–11:30 a.m. CDT Earn PDH credits.   Webcast Learning Objectives: Understand the benefits of using the GEOWEB Soil Stabilization System to stabilize surfaces […]

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Presto Geosystems to host webcast on GEOWEB 3D Soil Confinement

February 5th, 2020

Presto Geosystems will sponsor a webcast, “Repair and Prevent Slope Erosion with GEOWEB 3D Soil Confinement,” on Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. CST. Earthen slopes are naturally susceptible to erosion due to gravity, water and surcharge loads. Slope failure can lead to unsightly conditions, landscape and property damage, stormwater issues and costly repairs. The GEOWEB Slope […]

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