Easy strategies for gauging soil strength and the costs involved
Compare common methods for addressing soft soils
Let's review your options for cost and time savings.
Unexpected soft soils can bring productive job sites to a grinding halt. Downtime means lost profits so you need to find a solution fast. The first step is to estimate the soil strength and the cost to bridge soft soils.
The Dynamic Cone Penetrometer, or DCP, is one of the most efficient and effective tools available for evaluating the strength of soils on site. It is also used to monitor the condition of granular layers and subgrade soils in pavement sections over time. Tensar and our partners routinely use the DCP to help our customers determine the right solutions for their sites, especially when soft soils are involved. Read more...
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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Is your go to method for soil stabilization actually the fastest or most cost effective? Common methods like over-excavation and chemical stabilization are actually costing you more that you realize. In this chart, we compare the pros and cons of several techniques and how much aggregate is required. How does your current method stack up?
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.
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.
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.
Tensar has invested extensively in research and testing of our TriAx Geogrid, proving its design and performance parameters time and again. If your TriAx spec is challenged by another geosynthetic product, make sure you have an accurate comparison of performance. Our "Specifier Checklist" will allow you to thoroughly review the design parameters and help you protect your TriAx spec.
Due to its ability to efficiently confine aggregate, TriAx 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.
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Your reputation is at stake anytime your stamp is used on a design. At Tensar, we don’t take this lightly. That’s why we have invested extensively in research and testing of our TriAx Geogrid, proving its design and performance parameters time and again. You can use your stamp with confidence every time TriAx Geogrid is specified in a design. Don’t risk using products with unproven technologies.
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