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by Steve Williams, P.E., on Aug 11, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Record high water levels in the Great Lakes region has created havoc on its shorelines. Both residential and public property are at risk as the shores are eaten away by …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & MarineSustainabilityCoastal & Marine

by George Charalambous, P.E., on Jul 20, 2022 4:37:13 PM

Weak subgrades are a common problem during the construction of both paved and unpaved structures. When weak subgrades remain unstabilized, repeated traffic loading will cause deformation (or rutting) to occur …

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by Andres Peralta, P.E., on Jul 7, 2022 10:14:27 AM

Soils with low shear strength, high compressibility, and shrink/swell behavior are common problems for roadway construction and for the long-term design performance of these structures. When choosing a soil stabilization …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridChemical StabilizationSubgrade Stabilization

by Joe Heintz, P.E., on Jun 8, 2022 10:53:54 AM

Industry associations are reporting that supply chain issues and increased demand are creating shortages with cementitious materials like cement, lime and fly ash that are typically used to stabilize soft …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureChemical StabilizationSubgrade Stabilization

by Alec Anderson, P.E., on May 25, 2022 5:06:39 PM

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than half of the streams, rivers and lakes we use for recreation and drinking water are affected by nonpoint sources of …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureChemical StabilizationSubgrade StabilizationAccess Roads

by Joe Heintz, P.E., on May 23, 2022 8:50:38 AM

Chemical soil stabilization methods like cement, lime, and fly ash are popular choices for strengthening poor subgrades. But, do their popularity rest on misunderstandings? The low initial cost of chemicals …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureChemical StabilizationSubgrade Stabilization

by Steve Williams, P.E., on May 18, 2022 1:17:01 PM

Construction in coastal areas has never been easier with the development of the Triton® Coastal & Waterway Systems from Tensar. Flexible and resilient, Tensar's Triton Marine Mattresses adapt to the …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & MarineSustainabilityCoastal & Marine

by Tensar International, on May 17, 2022 9:17:03 AM

In the ancient days (P.C. – that is, pre-Covid), all was right in the land. Workers worked. Drivers drove. And a transportation contractor or road-owner could call a supplier and …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksChemical Stabilization

by Alec Anderson, P.E., on Mar 10, 2022 11:46:54 AM

When soft soils are encountered on a job site, many contractors automatically turn to the same solutions they've always used. However, their "go to" method may not be the cheapest …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureSubgrade StabilizationAccess Roads

by Steve Williams, P.E., on Mar 1, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Over the past decade, Florida’s gulf coast has seen numerous challenges. The oil spill from BP Discovery and Hurricane Matthew were two historic events that caused major damage to Florida’s …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & MarineSustainabilityCoastal & Marine

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