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Tensar Americas Blog / Pavement Optimization

by Joe Heintz, on Nov 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

For years, engineers around the world have depended on Tensar's SpectraPave design software. This free program has become the most powerful tool for evaluating roadway design options and optimizing pavement …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridPublic WorksPavement DesignPavement OptimizationAccess RoadsRoads

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 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 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 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