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by Joe Heintz, on Aug 20, 2020 4:18:01 PM

Many private sites are designed with both a thick, heavy-duty pavement and a thinner, light-duty pavement to account for variability in traffic. Often times, these varying pavement thicknesses are directly …

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Topics:GeogridSubgrade StabilizationPavement Design

by Bryan Gee, on Apr 16, 2020 10:42:21 AM

At Tensar, our success depends on the proper application of our products by the engineers who design with them. So we decided to offer two $1,000 scholarships to be awarded to civil engineering …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Tensar International, on Mar 30, 2020 1:42:13 PM

Even though Tensar Geogrid has undergone extensive, third-party testing and has been used globally for more than three decades, there are several misconceptions surrounding its application. Below we review the …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridChemical StabilizationSubgrade StabilizationPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on Mar 26, 2020 10:00:00 AM

How do you repair soft soils? Many have a "go to" method for soil stabilization and assume it's fastest or most cost-effective. But did you know that different methods like …

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Topics:GeogridSubgrade Stabilization

by Bryan Gee, on Feb 20, 2020 2:15:00 PM

In 2003, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers defined three primary mechanisms for how geogrids work to stabilize paved and unpaved roads. In an engineering technical letter (ETL), the Corps …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement OptimizationAccess Roads

by Mike Misitigh, on Feb 18, 2020 11:35:00 AM

Penn State University presented research findings on ballast movement, rotation and displacement at the annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in 2016. For the study, a half section of a typical railroad track …

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Topics:Railway ImprovementGeogrid

by Tensar International, on Feb 13, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Experts recommend and use Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT) for performance validation of pavement materials and design methods. With the rising cost of materials and urgent need to improve pavement reliability, …

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Topics:GeogridPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on Feb 11, 2020 1:23:12 PM

Many early geogrid studies were performed on unpaved sections over soft soils or on paved sections with soft subgrades. However, recent research by the US Army Corps of Engineers aimed to compare …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on Dec 30, 2019 10:40:04 AM

The 1970's marked a revolution in the construction of retaining structures and roads, with Tensar’s invention of polymeric geogrids. A geogrid’s main function is to mechanically stabilize granular materials, reinforcing …

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Topics:GeogridTensar History

by Tensar International, on Oct 24, 2019 9:19:00 PM

Expansion: it’s a win for communities when roads reach out and connect people to business, resources and formerly rural areas. But another form of expansion – soil that expands when …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement Optimization