When considering grade separations for rail applications, safety and long-term performance are top priorities. Tensar Grade Separation Systems come from one source – Tensar. The specifier can rest assured they are getting a complete system with components engineered to work together in a variety of rail applications. Our rigorously tested and patented earth retaining systems for railway applications take into consideration a variety of safety factors, including:
Mesa Retaining Wall Systems
The Mesa Systems combine geogrid-reinforcement with high
compression blocks and a patented mechanical connector to create a unified system. The performance of every component is integrated to reduce cost and increase structural reliability.
ARES Retaining Wall Systems
A concrete panel wall system, ARES Systems are a cost-effective
alternative to metallic reinforced walls. Used on their own or in
conjunction with other Tensar® Systems, the ARES Systems
can offer dependable wall solutions with long-term durability.
Sierra Slope Retention System
The Sierra System, a reinforced soil slope (RSS) solution,
provides a structural, naturally appealing alternative to
precast MSE and cast-in-place retaining walls. The vegetative
solution can also be combined with other Tensar Systems, such
as this Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) project.
SierraScape Retention System
The SierraScape System provides a welded wire basket system that mechanically connects the polymer geogrid to a galvanized steel and
a stone aggregate veneer, giving you a durable and cost-effective retaining wall.
Now, there is a better way to design segmental retaining walls: by presenting TensarSoil design software from Tensar International. Fully interactive, this new program allows you to enter and modify the geometry of the project, the degree or design of the geogrid, additional loads and/or soil characteristics to determine stability data and material costs instantly.
TensarSoil-PRO Software offers versatile technology that enables you to design grade separation solutions in accordance with all major industry-standard protocols. Click the button below to learn more and download the free software.
Geogrids are a category of geosynthetic that are used to provide the functions of reinforcement, stabilization, or filtration. Tensar mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) systems feature reinforcement with strong and durable Tensar® Uniaxial (UX) Geogrids. Made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), UX Geogrids have proven resistant to chemical, biological and environmental degradation, including hydrolysis. Tensar HDPE Geogrids do not degrade from long-term exposure to water, can be installed in high or low pH soils and can resist attack from most chemicals that may enter the backfill soils that support rail lines. In addition to the geogrids’ durability, their open aperture structure promotes excellent soil drainage with no buildup of pore water pressure from clogging.
Versatility proves to be a key benefit in this Nevada DOT project that extends a grade separation bridge over railroad tracks. Learn More.
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.
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