Geogrids are used to enhance soil shear strength and soil stiffness and do this by performing two distinct geosynthetic functions; reinforcement and stabilisation.

Soil reinforcement geogrids are used in long term loading applications and rely predominantly on long term tensile strength which significantly includes factors catering for tensile creep. These strength based applications include reinforced soil walls & slopes, void spanning, basal embankment reinforcement, load transfer platforms, and veneer stability.

Soil stabilisation geogrids are used in transient loading applications and rely mostly on tensile stiffness, geogrid-soil interlock and the resulting soil confinement/lateral restraint. These confinement based applications include subgrade stabilisation, pavement optimisation, and soft soil capping.

Stabilisation geogrids provide benefits on a range of construction projects:

Features & benefits include:
• Reducing aggregate layer thickness and associated costs
• Reduced excavation, waste & disposal (potential savings on landfill tax)
• Increase design life and reduce whole life costs
• Programme savings via rapid construction
• Increasing bearing capacity
• Control of differential settlement and surface rutting
• Reduced carbon footprint and improved sustainability
• Ease of handling and simple installation with associated time and cost savings
Application areas include:
• Highways and car parks
• Temporary crane & piling platforms
• Temporary & permanent haul roads
• Rail track permanent way
• Airport runways and aprons
• Coastal and river defence walls and bunds
• Environmental protection and noise bunds
• Waste disposal and landfill
• Capping of weak soils, sludge lagoons and land reclamation

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