Tag: Tensar geogrid

Tensar® TriAx® Geogrid is an advanced product specifically designed for trafficked surfaces. TriAx Geogrid’s multi-directional properties leverage triangular geometry, one of construction’s most stable and widely utilized shapes, to provide an enhanced level of in-plane stiffness. Its triangular structure, coupled with improved rib and junction geometry, offers the construction industry an improved alternative to conventional materials and practices.

Retaining Walls for Tough Spaces

Retaining Walls for Tough Spaces

Retaining walls have evolved over the past 20 years. The choice of different types of walls for a variety of situations has expanded. ­Knowing the strengths and advantages of each type is a crucial part of any project incor­porating walls. One type of wall might be the perfect solution for

Sizing Up the Right Wall

Sizing Up the Right Wall

For retaining wall contractors, the long-term goal of a solid retaining wall that will not fail is the primary consideration, but just as important is how the material will hold up to challenges inherent in constructing it. Weather, tight spaces, poor-quality soils, suitable backfill, and time and budget constraints are

Geosynthetics Gain Momentum

Geosynthetics Gain Momentum

While the concept of soil reinforcement has existed at least as far back as the Egyptians, the use of synthetic materials to bolster soil gained popularity in the years when combating erosion became a priority. The rapid growth of the polymer chemical industry in the second half of the 20th

Geosynthetic Versatility

Geosynthetic Versatility

The Coffin Golf Club in Indianapolis runs along the White River. Jim Blazek, a principal of D2 Land and Water Resource Inc., explains the problems faced when the river occasionally floods. “The river floods the course, and there is some erosion due to the floodwater coming up and flowing alongside

Residential Retaining Walls

Residential Retaining Walls

In days past, cast-in-place concrete was the basic option for retaining walls-not always pretty, and not always effective for the long-term, but useful for at least awhile. These days, the options are virtually limitless, with vendors offering a plethora of products, many of which are designed for unique situations. For

The Shifting Sands

The Shifting Sands

Wind and waves can be powerful, beautiful enemies. Magnificent to experience, they pose a threat to a shoreline’s longevity. Whether you’re protecting property, preserving habitat, or restoring an area to its natural state, the methods of shoreline erosion control available to select from can be as colorful as the shells

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