This strategy saves time and reduces costs for roadway projects.
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In almost any construction project, working on weak or soft soils presents considerable challenges. You have options. You can over-excavate and import fill, but that is expensive. You can try to lay down a layer of fabric and aggregate fill to help you get onto the site, but if the soil is too soft, installation may be impossible. Chemical stabilization requires ideal weather and lengthy curing times. So, what do you do? Geogrid is proven to be the most efficient method to stabilize soils in all types of conditions. Learn how using geogrid can reduce costs, speed construction and ultimately make your roadway projects more profitable.
Common methods like over-excavation and chemical stabilization are actually costing you more than you realize. In this chart, we compare the pros and cons of several soil stabilization techniques and how much aggregate is required. How does your current method stack up? Click the chart above to compare.
How to Assess Poor Soil Conditions and Develop Effective Stabilization Solutions
For a more in depth look at various soil stabilization methods, join us on our Professional Education Portal for this informative webinar. You will be eligible for for 1 PDH credit.
Tensar has designed a Subgrade Improvement Pocket Card that allows you to visually estimate subgrade strength. You can also use it to quickly determine your cost to improve the subgrade by using common methods like over-excavation, geotextile and geogrid.
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Tensar’s TriAx Geogrid improves site performance by stabilizing poor soils more efficiently. Here's the benefits you can expect on your next project:
Faster Installation: Less aggregate to install means there's less undercutting, backfilling, and disposal. Also, no skilled labor or specialized equipment are required for installation. With less to do, you can expect faster installation, often shaving weeks off construction schedules.
TriAx Geogrid can be installed in all types of weather, unlike other methods that have specific temperature and moisture requirements and long curing times.
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an overview of TriAx Cost Savings.
A geogrid is a geosynthetic material used to stabilize soil. Today, more contractors are choosing geogrids to improve the performance of the aggregate within pavement structures, combat increasing material costs, and save significant time on projects.
How do geogrids work? Geogrids have openings, called apertures, which allow aggregate to strike through and provide confinement and interlock. Geogrids can improve the long-term performance of paved and unpaved roadways by minimizing aggregate movement and maintaining modulus values.
Adopting proven, innovative technology is an easy way to raise the standards of our infrastructure while being more efficient with our budgets and time. We urge road contractors and transportation offices to accelerate the adoption of high-impact materials and techniques that prolong the useful life of roads and highways while making them safer and more reliable.
Tensar’s geogrid technology is a prime example. Building better pavements with TriAx Geogrid is a simple but powerful way to deliver long-lasting roads with lower construction and maintenance costs. Less material is needed when using geogrids, which speeds construction. With over 1 million ESALs of research to back-up its performance, geogrid has proven itself time and again to extend the life of pavements, which reduces the maintenance costs associated with those roads.
Faster, bolder adoption of proven innovations that do more with less will help deliver the projects needed to improve our national transportation system. America’s future will be shaped by the infrastructure choices we make today. That’s why Tensar puts its experts to work, showing contractors and engineers how to build smarter infrastructure using geogrid technology. Learn more...
Recently, Tensar has helped complete several projects which use RAP (Recycled Asphalt Pavement) in a different way: as a recycled aggregate material in a mechanically stabilized layer. Especially on reconstruction and widening projects where space is often tight and surrounding roads take a beating from construction traffic, this approach can deliver big benefits. The RAP can be used on the same project where it is generated, saving the cost, traffic, and resources required to remove the millings and bring in new aggregate material. Learn More...
Due to its ability to efficiently confine aggregate, TriAx Geogrid reduces the required aggregate thickness while improving the overall performance.
At Tensar International, finding solutions that lower construction costs and bring added value is our top priority. That’s why we put our experts to work, showing engineers and contractors around the world how to build smarter infrastructure using geogrid technology. With decades of research and real-world experience under our belt, our geogrid solutions bring significant cost and time savings across a wide range of civil applications like:
Soil Stabilization | Pavement Optimization | Foundations
Working Platforms | Walls and Slopes
We're proud to offer state-of-the-art design solutions – specialty solutions based on advanced technologies proven since 1982. Tested in the most challenging conditions, these comprehensive solutions save time, resources and money. They’ve become the standard by which others are measured.
ESALs of Research and Still Counting...
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Our lightweight rolls are easy to handle and easy to cut in the field. They make it simple to adapt to curves and utility projections. The biggest
advantage in installation – you can roll Tensar TriAx Geogrids out onto the subgrade and walk on them, even in the weakest soil conditions. Adjacent rolls of Tensar Geogrids normally don’t require any connection, since aggregate fill simultaneously interlocks with overlapping geogrid apertures. A simple overlap is sufficient and no sewing is required. Watch our video to see just how easy installation can be. Or, you can download our installation guide for full details.
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