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Tensar Americas Blog / Pavement Design

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 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

by Tensar International, on Jun 21, 2019 11:56:00 AM

Adopting proven, innovative technology is an easy way to raise the standards of our infrastructure while being more efficient with our budgets and time. Tensar recently wrote about the importance …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksPavement Design

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 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

by Tensar International, on May 13, 2019 11:30:00 AM

This year marked the seventh annual Infrastructure Week, an initiative that calls attention to the increasing need to rebuild and modernize America’s aging infrastructure. This is not a political issue …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksPavement MaintenancePavement DesignPavement Optimization