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Tensar Americas Blog / Infrastructure

by Joe Heintz, P.E., on Jun 8, 2022 10:53:54 AM

Industry associations are reporting that supply chain issues and increased demand are creating shortages with cementitious materials like cement, lime and fly ash that are typically used to stabilize soft …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureChemical StabilizationSubgrade Stabilization

by Alec Anderson, P.E., on May 25, 2022 5:06:39 PM

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than half of the streams, rivers and lakes we use for recreation and drinking water are affected by nonpoint sources of …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureChemical StabilizationSubgrade StabilizationAccess Roads

by Joe Heintz, P.E., on May 23, 2022 8:50:38 AM

Chemical soil stabilization methods like cement, lime, and fly ash are popular choices for strengthening poor subgrades. But, do their popularity rest on misunderstandings? The low initial cost of chemicals …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureChemical StabilizationSubgrade Stabilization

by Tensar International, on May 17, 2022 9:17:03 AM

In the ancient days (P.C. – that is, pre-Covid), all was right in the land. Workers worked. Drivers drove. And a transportation contractor or road-owner could call a supplier and …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksChemical Stabilization

by Alec Anderson, P.E., on Mar 10, 2022 11:46:54 AM

When soft soils are encountered on a job site, many contractors automatically turn to the same solutions they've always used. However, their "go to" method may not be the cheapest …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureSubgrade StabilizationAccess Roads

by Paul Schmitz, on Feb 15, 2022 2:40:47 PM

As they say in Washington, "a billion here...a billion there...and pretty soon you're talking real money." On November 5th, 2021 Congress passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, …

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Topics:InfrastructurePublic Works

by John Wallace, on Feb 3, 2022 11:30:00 AM

Freight railroads spend $25 billion a year on capital and maintenance expenses and maintaining the integrity of rail lines is no small part of that. With the increased frequency and …

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Topics:InfrastructureRailway Improvement

by Tensar International, on Feb 2, 2022 1:16:20 PM

American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Committee 1 members recently toured the Tensar International plant in Morrow, Ga. Around 50 members of the AREMA Committee 1 – Roadway & …

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Topics:InfrastructureRailway ImprovementSustainabilityCompany News

by Katie Phillips, on Jan 10, 2022 10:55:20 AM

Helping engineers, contractors and owners design and build with confidence is at the core of all Tensar solutions. For years, civil construction professionals trusted our design software, SpectraPave™, to evaluate …

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Topics:InfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationSustainabilityCompany NewsRoads

by Andrew Dietz, on Nov 4, 2021 9:40:22 AM

In November 2020, Biden transportation advisor John Procari gave an address to state DOT leaders in which he explained that the new administration would prioritize shovel-worthy projects for federal funding …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

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