In many earth retention designs, engineers must accommodate unstable soils and adverse site conditions, while preserving a natural environment. The multi-layered Geoweb® system is used for a wide range of earth retention design requirements and site conditions. The system’s flexibility allows it to withstand large differential settlements and conform to a contoured landscape while typically using on-site infill materials. The system’s outer cells, filled with topsoil, provide an ideal environment to support sustainable vegetation. Examples where the Geoweb system has provided unique solutions to earth retention problems are illustrated inside.
Soil Retention at Village of Moreland Hills, Ohio - Case Study
PROJECT SCOPE: The village of Moreland Hills, Ohio faced a challenge to re-tain soils in a problematic soft soil area. But, piling systems were expensive and a concrete solution in the natural environment was undesirable. Presto GEOWEB® earth retention system’s inherent qualities include its flexibility, ability to withstand reasonable differential settlement in soft soil environ-ments, ability to be vegetated and it’s a more economical system that does not require invasive equipment such as...
Use product differentiation for good, not for evil
Product differentiation is often thought of as a way to create a competitive advantage. Typically, a company decides to focus and promote upon a certain attribute(s) of a product making this attribute a key feature of their value proposition statement. For example, a major automobile company might focus and promote a rear lift gate automatic opener actuated by the movement of the driver’s foot under the rear bumper. This inexpensive addition to an SUV’s feature set may be the difference in a buying...
Concrete infilled Channels research at Colorado state university Hydraulics labratory - Case Study
Geoweb® Cellular Confinement Systems are used for applications such as load support, earth retention, porous pavement, and slope and channel erosion protection. The product can also be utilized in the efficient formation of concrete structures such as levees, stream bank revetment, or slope protection, allowing for rapid installation without the use of stakes or the need for curing. A testing program was carried out at the Colorado State University Hydraulics Laboratory to quantify and describe performance of...
Clarification of rough beer in brewery industry case study
Standard filtration uses diatomaceous earth (Kieselguhr) into filter-press and consists in the retention of solid particles (yeast cells, macrocolloids, suspended matter) and solutes responsible for haze. After use the disposal of Kieselguhr (after filtration) are a major difficulty due to their polluting effect. From the health perspective, the used diatomaceous earth is classified as ‘hazardous waste’ before and after filtration. The membrane microfiltration (cross-flow or dynamic) is used to...
Geoblock and Geoweb solutions for trails and greenways - Case Study
As communities develop and expand greenway and trails into environmentally-sensitive areas, finding cost-effective ways to protect the surface and adjacent land with low impact solutions is crucial. The challenge is to maximize permeability and/or green space while maintaining a trail environment that is stable, aesthetically-pleasing, relatively low maintenance, and environmentally-sound. The Geoweb® and Geoblock® systems offer solutions to numerous trail and greenway needs–some of which are...