As the inventor of geogrid, Tensar International provides full-service solutions for customers like Kiewit. We help engineers, contractors and owners around the globe use geogrid technology to achieve more cost-effective, reliable solutions for pavement construction, soil stabilization, earth reinforcement, and other site development challenges.
Our products are backed by extensive research, and our highly qualified team of engineers and researchers delivers design and construction support unequaled in our industry. We're standing by, ready to help you build better, faster and more efficiently.
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Reduce the required aggregate thickness and reduce maintenance costs of working surfaces with TriAx Geogrid. TriAx enhances the load distribution beneath heavy loads and increases the factor of safety against bearing capacity failure. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
A weak subgrade subjected to continuous heavy traffic will quickly
deform, lose productivity and deteriorate. TriAx Geogrids are designed to reduce construction induced or in-service stresses and ultimately extend service life. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
Working on weak or soft soils presents considerable challenges and additional costs. TriAx Geogrids are designed to provide effective confinement of granular fill and create a stiff, mechanically stabilized layer (MSL). This MSL reduces fill depths, increases bearing capacity, and mitigates differential settlement.
Adjust the pavement design to meet requirements as efficiently as possible to gain greater performance at a more economical construction cost. DOWNLOAD FLYER
Build temporary walls without the challenges and expense of traditional and steel-based techniques. The Tensar Temporary Retaining Wall System uses an inexpensive wire-form facing system along with UX Geogrids to reinforce the fill. As a result, Tensar Temporary Walls can simplify planning and allow for quicker construction such as bridge improvement, road widening, surcharge load cell, phased or staged projects and more. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
SierraScape Retaining Wall System is the ideal solution for appearance, performance and overall value. Galvanized proprietary wire-formed baskets combined with Tensar UX Geogrid for a dependable, high strength connection that better withstands differential settlement, seismic events and heavy external loads. It adapts to a variety of project conditions, design requirements and aesthetic options.
Mesa Systems offer superior and cost-effective solutions for the transportation, industrial, commercial and residential markets. High-strength, low-absorption concrete units, high-shear strength connectors and Tensar Geogrids work together to form an MSE system that meets or exceeds the industry standard. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
SpectraPave Software provides designers the most powerful tool available for evaluating design options and optimizing performance using Tensar Geogrids. This free program specializes in the the stabilization of unpaved roadways and construction platforms as well as optimizing pavement designs.
Fully interactive, TensarSoil Software 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.
Used successfully in Europe, Asia and other regions for more than two decades, the latest version has been expanded to assess the feasibility, potential performance and cost benefits of each of our geogrid reinforced systems, including wall systems of containment Mesa, SierraScape Systems of retaining walls and tensile temporary walls.
Tensar has designed a Subgrade Improvement Pocket Card that allows you to visually estimate subgrade strength and quickly estimate your cost to improve the subgrade by using common methods. Download it here
Several charts have been developed to quickly show granular fill thicknesses using TX160 for common applications like haulage truck traffic and crane pads. Download them here.
A geogrid is a geosynthetic material used to stabilize soil. Today, more pavement designers are choosing to implement geogrids to improve the performance of the aggregate within pavement structures to combat increasing material costs, withstand increasing traffic loads and inadequate pavement structures created with traditional pavement sections.
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. Tensar TriAx Geogrid is the highest performing geogrid on the market due to it's hexagonal apertures that allow it to distribute heavy loads over a wider area compared to other geogrids and geotextiles.
Tensar has worked with Kiewit for many years on a wide range of projects, adding to its bottom line while enhancing project performance. Here are just a few examples from our successful partnership and a list of additional projects can be downloaded here.
Our lightweight rolls are easy to handle and cut in the field. They make it simple to adapt to curves and utility projections. The biggest
advantage in installation – you can roll 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.