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Tensar Corp Blog / Roadways

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 Bryan Gee, on Oct 11, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Increased construction costs and lack of funding have contributed to the poor condition of our nation’s roads. Using smart technologies that extend the life of our roads at lower costs …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureRailPublic Works

by Scott Phillips, P.E., on Jul 22, 2019 3:42:13 PM

As the demand for energy grows, oil and gas producers are drilling in more remote locations than ever before. These sites are often extremely challenging to reach since they, and …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridSubgrade StabilizationOil & Gas

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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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 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