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How Do Geogrids Work?

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.


A History of Success:
Tensar and Kiewit Past Projects

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.

Plum Point Power Station

    KECo Contact: Steve Saye, Keith LaCrosse
    Location: Osceola, Arkansas
    Years: 2006 - 2009
    Applications: Working surfaces


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Oakland Bay Bridge Skyway Segment Casting Yard

   KECo Contact: Jim Morrison
   Location: Stockton, California
   Years: 2002 - 2007
   Applications: Working surfaces


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Kiewit Offshore Services

   KECo Contact: Jim Morrison
   Location: Ingleside, Texas
   Years: 2001, 2007
   Applications: Working surfaces  


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Huey P. Long Bridge

   KECo Contact: Jorge Santos
   Location: Jefferson, Louisiana
   Years: 2008 - 2009
   Applications: Working surfaces


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Lake Pontchartrain
and Vicinity (LPV) 145

   KECo Contact: Jorge Santos
   Location: Chalmette, Louisiana
   Years: 2009 - 20010
   Applications: Working surfaces


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Port Mann/Hwy 1 (PMH1) 

   KECo Contact: Ryan Tones
   Location: Vancouver, BC Canada
   Years: 2010 - 2011
   Applications: MSE Structures


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TriAx Geogrid Installation

Installation Steps


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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 TriAxTensar-Outbound-Email-TriAx-Geogrid-Installation-Best-Practices 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.

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