Tag: Geotextiles

Geotextile composites have been introduced and products such as geogrids and meshes have been developed. Overall, these materials are referred to as geosynthetics and each configuration—-geonets, geogrids, geotubes (such as TITANTubes) and others—-can yield benefits in geotechnical and environmental engineering design.

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

A Necessary Support System

A Necessary Support System

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

Protecting Storm Drain Inlets

Protecting Storm Drain Inlets

There’s an old advertising saying: “You never see a piano ad unless you’re in the market to buy a piano.” And this might also be true of stormwater inlets. The ubiquitous receptacles are such a routine feature of streets and parking lots that they’re virtually invisible. But, if you are

Geosynthetics: Defining Eight Categories

Geosynthetics: Defining Eight Categories

Geosynthetics are amazing products. They range from sheets that are less than a millimeter thick to three-dimensional cells. They may be pervious or impervious, woven, knitted, stitched, matted, or extruded.

Made of polymer materials such as polyolefin, polypropylene, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and low-density polyethylene (LDPE), they’re thinner, lighter, and easier to

Advancements in Geotextiles and Silt Fence Sediment Control

Advancements in Geotextiles and Silt Fence Sediment Control

In Part 4 of this concluding series about sediment and erosion control products and site-based applications, author Linda Robinson researches a Tennessee highway widening project to present the latest sediment control methods utilized at construction sites. In the final segment, our  Erosion Control  writer introduces the Staged Release Silt Fence

Geosynthetic Options

Geosynthetic Options

Geosynthetics are amazing products. They range from sheets that are less than a millimeter thick to three-dimensional cells. They may be pervious or impervious, woven, knitted, stitched, matted, or extruded.

Geosynthetic Options

Geosynthetic Options

Geosynthetics are amazing products. They range from sheets that are less than a millimeter thick to three-dimensional cells. They may be pervious or impervious, woven, knitted, stitched, matted, or extruded. Made of polymer materials such as polyolefin, polypropylene, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and low-density polyethylene (LDPE), they’re thinner, lighter, and easier

More Than One Liner

More Than One Liner

Based on the timeline of when people began generating trash and tossing it into a heap, landfill liners are a relatively new development. And depending on your age, you may even remember when landfills were unlined holes in the ground-often gravel pits or wetlands that needed to be filled. I

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