High Strength Geotextiles
High Strength Geotextiles commonly incorporate both polypropylene and polyester components to form a high strength material. High Strength Geotextiles are used in environments where subgrade is characterized as extremely weak and high tensile modulus is necessary. In addition, High Strength Geotextiles are capable of providing great drainage and flow properties to support an aggregate base that is free of hydraulic saturation.
Geogrids are most commonly used to provide either tensile load support on soil slopes, berms and MSE walls or long term stabilization in a multi-directional plane such as roadways and parking lots.
Uni-Axial Geogrids were primarily developed for reinforcing steep slopes and supporting MSE or retaining walls. Uni-Axial Geogrids are comprised of either polyester or polypropylene yarns woven into an interlocking grid dynamic. Uni-Axial Geogrids have unparalleled strength in one direction. The one direction strength provided by this grid is commonly used in tie back applications for MSE walls, berms, and other geosynthetic structures. Uni-Axial Geogrid is available in assorted levels of tensile strength and aperture size.
Bi-Axial Geogrids were designed to provide a seamless, easy to install, high strength solution to stabilizing today’s roadways, job sites, and other applications. When designed and installed correctly, the geogrid acts as an agent to reduce the thickness of the aggregate base. When reducing the thickness of the aggregate the geogrid confines the soil and stone particles, preventing lateral shearing. This allows for the tensile load to be spread over a much broader plane, ultimately decreasing the pressure applied to subgrade level. Bi-Axial Geogrids are also available in a number of different tensile strengths and aperture sizes.