Tag: geogrid reinforcement

A geogrid is geosynthetic material used to reinforce soils and similar materials. Geogrids are commonly used to reinforce retaining walls, as well as subbases or subsoils below roads or structures. Soils pull apart under tension. Compared to soil, geogrids are strong in tension. This fact allows them to transfer forces to a larger area of soil than would otherwise be the case.

The Right Wall for the Site

The Right Wall for the Site

After 22 months, 708,000 man-hours of work, nearly half a million tons of concrete, and $215 million, the massive Interstate 15 (I-15) reconstruction project in Utah has been completed. The Point project, as it was known, involved 7 miles of the most heavily traveled highway in the state.

Retaining Walls to Change Land Surfaces

Retaining Walls to Change Land Surfaces

Retaining walls have become the modern-day structures of choice for us to manipulate the surfaces on which we choose to build our lives. From creating more buildable space on a site, to helping stabilize bridges, they are ubiquitous workhorses that are often easily overlooked. But sometimes they take their inspiration

On the Ground and Underground

On the Ground and Underground

A lot of good things have been said about Frank R. Bowerman Landfill in Orange County, CA. It has recently powered up a major methane-to-electrical generation station to capture and reuse landfill gasses that some waste operations would be content just to burn off as waste. According to Robert Sjoquist,

Changing Land Surfaces With Retaining Walls

Changing Land Surfaces With Retaining Walls

Retaining walls have become the modern-day structures of choice for us to manipulate the surfaces on which we choose to build our lives. From creating more buildable space on a site, to helping stabilize bridges, they are ubiquitous workhorses that are often easily overlooked. But sometimes they take their inspiration

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

Retaining Wall Project Profiles

Retaining walls have become so much a part of our environment that most people barely notice them. However, professionals realize how much they have changed over the years and what an asset they have become. The ability to provide strength and integrity makes some projects possible that once would have

A Graceful Strength

A Graceful Strength

Retaining walls have become so much a part of our environment that most people barely notice them. However, professionals realize how much they have changed over the years and what an asset they have become. The ability to provide strength and integrity makes some projects possible that once would have

Building a Bigger Wall

Building a Bigger Wall

While retaining wall technology has evolved, their primary function to hold back earth has changed little over the centuries. Innovations in modern engineering have made the traditional materials of stone, cement, and mortars combine with the latest products to perform near miracles.

Building a Bigger Wall

Building a Bigger Wall

They’ve been around for thousands of years. They can shore up a backyard flowerbed or a 200-foot-high bridge trestle. They can be made by hand or require multistory cranes. They’re not very exciting dinner topics, but they are becoming pretty good looking, some say beautiful. What are these humble servants

Keeping Slopes Aligned With Geogrid Technology

Keeping Slopes Aligned With Geogrid Technology

Whether seen in the gradual downslope movement of individual grains of sand dragged toward the ocean with each wave from the sea, or a mammoth mountainside boulder, triggered by the weight of a snowpack into a tumbling avalanche, slope instability is a process of nature.

Presto Geosystems Offers MSE Retaining Wall Software

Presto Geosystems, a leading manufacturer of soil stabilization and stormwater products, introduces their new Geoweb MSE design freeware for Geoweb geocell wall applications. The software creates vegetated and non-vegetated MSE designs based on the Geoweb system for reinforced slopes, and for gravity and geogrid-reinforced walls. The easy to use software is based

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