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Tensar Americas Blog / Subgrade Stabilization

by George Charalambous, on Feb 9, 2021 4:27:53 PM

For engineers and contractors who are working on Florida projects where the need for separation of granular fills from fine-grained soils arises, a complete understanding of the underlying design principles …

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by Bryan Gee, on Dec 1, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The terms "stabilization" and "reinforcement" are often used interchangeably when discussing geogrids used for civil engineering applications. However, there are key differences in their definitions that have far-reaching implications. In …

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Topics:GeogridGrade SeparationSubgrade Stabilization

by Bryan Gee, on Oct 26, 2020 12:07:48 PM

The mechanisms governing roadway performance are complex. Because roads are designed for long service lives under varying conditions, differences in performance which may seem small at first can be magnified …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignAccess RoadsEducation

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 Nathan Young, P.E., on Jul 28, 2020 12:01:40 PM

Accurately evaluating subgrade strength is critical for almost any job site. The strength may be acceptable in a few areas, however, assuming that same strength spans the entire site can …

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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 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 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