Choosing soil stabilization geosynthetics

April 12th, 2022

For a Seattle road over marshland, the contractor chose a Tensar International Corp. geogrid for soil stabilization. By Alec Anderson, P.E., Regional Sales Manager, Tensar International Corp.  Installing a geotextile. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. When soft soils are encountered on a jobsite, many contractors automatically turn to the same solutions they've always used. However, […]

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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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Profitable geosynthetics companies in 2022?

February 1st, 2022

Before the New Year, in October and November 2021, the first two in-person geosynthetics industry events since the pandemic began took place: the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) fall Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., and GeoNashville 2021. Both were well attended, and many participants were energized by the opportunity to meet with colleagues face-to-face for the […]

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Geosynthetics for stabilization in solar farm development

February 1st, 2022

FIGURE 1 Laying down geotextiles at Chicot Solar Energy Center, Chicot County, Ark. With renewed focus on clean electricity, an era with massive investment in new solar power has begun, leading to its widespread development. Although these systems have become more cost-effective, there are often solutions left on the table that could make the costs […]

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Geocells stabilize steep Virginia stone cart path

January 7th, 2022

Photograph courtesy of Presto Geosystems Lake Anna, near Belmont, Va., 70 miles (113 km) south of Washington, D.C., is one of the largest freshwater inland reservoirs in the state. The lake covers 13,000 acres (5,300 ha), making it a popular destination for sailing, waterskiing and sportfishing. Waterfront homes enjoy spectacular views and unlimited access to […]

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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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GeoStabilization International expands capabilities in rail with cutting-edge technology

November 19th, 2021

The RailJET Subgrade Stabilization System increases efficiency and safety in railway repair and maintenance—while extending infrastructure longevity Photograph courtesy of GeoStabilization International Railways are critical for efficient and cost-effective movement of commodities across long distances. But they are only as productive as they are operable—making it crucial for track maintenance downtime to be minimal and […]

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Propex stabilizes the Des Moines River’s bank with geosynthetics systems

November 18th, 2021

Installing SCOULOK and ARMORLOK along the banks of the Des Moines River. Photograph courtesy of Propex The West Fork of the Des Moines River in Palo Alto County, Iowa, had experienced years of erosion and flooding. From 2006 to 2019, the riverbank had receded up to 215 feet (65.5 m) in the middle of the […]

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A new specification for geotextile grout filled mattresses

April 1st, 2021

By George R. Koerner FIGURE 1 GGFM being filled incrementally. Courtesy of HUESKER Geotextile grout filled mattresses (GGFM), also referred to (in ASTM D18.25/D35.05) as fabric-formed concrete (FFC) or fabric-formed concrete revetments (FFCR), are erosion-resistant concrete linings made from durable, permeable fabric forms that are filled with high-strength grout. GGFMs are generally sloping structures placed […]

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GSI to host webinar on stabilization of slopes with nailed or anchored geosynthetics

October 2nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Slopes Using Nailed or Anchored Geosynthetics,” on October 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. The sliding of soil slopes in the […]

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