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Tensar Corp Blog / Geogrid

by Tensar International, on Jul 12, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Many times there is great risk associated with constructing over a closed landfill. The unknown composition and degradation of the underlying fill can often be a challenge to assess. Differential …

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Topics:GeogridWalls & SlopesGrade SeparationLandfill

by Tensar International, on Jul 11, 2019 12:16:48 PM

Tensar’s Olympia Retaining Wall System is based around a single block that can be set horizontally and vertically in order to create endless pattern options. This allows designers to create …

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Topics:InfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksWalls & SlopesGrade Separation

by Tensar International, on Jun 14, 2019 12:31:07 PM

The use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) has become routine in road construction. The asphalt pavement milled off during repaving operations is a valuable material which reduces the raw material …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridPublic WorksPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on Jun 13, 2019 3:17:10 PM

In many parts of the South and Midwest, road construction projects use chemical stabilization to deal with weak, wet soils and create an acceptable subgrade. Chemical stabilization is often cost-effective …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksPavement MaintenanceChemical StabilizationSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Bryan Gee, on Jun 12, 2019 12:27:31 PM

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 …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridSubgrade Stabilization

by Tensar International, on May 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Phased construction has become a common practice in recent years – particularly in residential developments. In order to build a roadway to gain site access as quickly as possible, contractors …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridSubgrade Stabilization

by Tensar International, on May 21, 2019 10:33:52 AM

Inventors create new opportunities to change the world. Tensar’s founder, Dr. Frank Brian Mercer, invented the first geogrid and brought it to the United States in 1982. Mercer’s innovation positively …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Tensar International, on May 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM

The use of geogrids for stabilizing aggregate fill materials is well documented. But geosynthetics may also provide a separation barrier between aggregate fills and subgrade materials. The following is a brief …

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Topics:GeogridSubgrade Stabilization

by Bryan Gee, on May 14, 2019 4:30:00 PM

When a pavement fails to reach its expected design life, how often is this the result of problems with the hot mix asphalt used? In my experience, the answer to …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on May 14, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Pavement engineers are often charged with delivering a high-performing design on a dismal construction budget. With client expectations increasing and roadway construction and maintenance budgets steadily on the decline, “miracle …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksPavement DesignPavement Optimization