Tag: geotextile fabric

Geotextiles are permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain. Typically made from polypropylene or polyester, geotextile fabrics come in three basic forms: woven (resembling mail bag sacking), needle punched (resembling felt), or heat bonded (resembling ironed felt).

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

Project Profile: Pendleton Multiway Boulevard Wins Awards

Project Profile: Pendleton Multiway Boulevard Wins Awards

Situated on more than 87,000 acres adjacent to the Puget Sound, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA, is one of the largest military bases in the country and is considered to be one of the premier military installations on the West Coast by the US Department of Defense (DOD). JBLM is

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

If It Quacks Like a Duck, It Could Someday Be a Wetland

If It Quacks Like a Duck, It Could Someday Be a Wetland

On a sultry afternoon in mid-July, two bodies of water, entwined by nature but separated by man, became reacquainted for the first time in nearly 100 years. The estrangement had been quite stressful for both, but expedience had dictated that third-party interests—those of agriculture, commerce, and development—would take priority over

Airport Flood Control Considerations

Airport Flood Control Considerations

Think of flood control and the image of a raging river may come to mind. But small floods—from creeks overflowing their banks or urban stormwater runoff in areas that don’t have adequate drainage—also cause problems. Fortunately, there are some effective products that deliver the solutions needed to prevent or control

Control Flooding, Curb Erosion

Control Flooding, Curb Erosion

Think of flood control and the image of a raging river may come to mind. But small floods—from creeks overflowing their banks or urban stormwater runoff in areas that don’t have adequate drainage—also cause problems. Fortunately, there are some effective products that deliver the solutions needed to prevent or control

The Evolution of Coastal Erosion Control Technology – Part 3

The Evolution of Coastal Erosion Control Technology – Part 3

Coir fiber products are very commonly used in coastal erosion control projects. Coir, or coconut fiber, is a very tough and slow-degrading natural fiber. Coir fiber logs and mats provide building materials that are at once dense, flexible, and long lasting. This technology has seen extensive use in states and

Segmental Retaining Walls Come of Age – Part 4

Segmental Retaining Walls Come of Age – Part 4

Will Segmental Walls Work Everywhere?
Dick Stulgis, vice president of the environmental and underground consulting engineering firm Haley & Aldrich in Manchester, NH, says his firm mainly designs reinforced-soil segmental walls wherever a retaining wall is needed.

At a major supermarket site near Manchester, a 30-foot-high, 500-foot-long retaining wall was needed near

Designing Versatile Streetscapes

Designing Versatile Streetscapes

Dig a trench of an appropriate depth and width, cover it with a quality geotextile, fill it with correctly layered and sized aggregate, and place paving stones of brick or concrete block on top. This is the basic formula for not only a beautiful surface for pedestrians and vehicles, but

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