cellular confinement system Articles

  • Cellular confinement system stabilizes poor soil base, Kent County, Michigan

    'One area that many counties struggle with in road construction is poor soils,” says Tom Byle, maintenance and local road construction engineer for the Kent County Road Commission, Kent County, Mich. “Many country roads in America were built over muck, swamps or other similar, inadequate soils. Most counties cannot justify the expense of the standard peatremoval treatment, digging the peat out ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Terram Green Bund System - Robust & efficient landscaping

    Installation of new Terram Green Bund System “TGBS” for slope stability and landscape. The project is a natural turf sports pitch in Sheffield which was to be surrounded by an environmentally and ecologically friendly 1.5m high bund. The angle of the bund slopes is approx 45° and their stability was a concern because of the shear strength of the soil used. (A good quality granular ...

  • Mesa De Oro, Sutter Creek, California

    Fully Vegetated Slope Protection. Utilizing the GEOWEB® Cellular Confinement System. Mesa De Oro Residential Development. Sutter Creek, ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • The Geoweb Soil stabilization system - Case Study

    The GEOWEB® system is a proven technology for solving challenging soil stabilization problems common in the railroad industry. Railway engineers worldwide have successfully applied the GEOWEB® cellular confinement technology to 1) provide a high-stiffness roadbed foundation at grade under track, crossings and turnouts, particularly in areas of weak soils, 2) eliminate deterioration from ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Geoweb system stability test over soft subgrades, Assn of American Railroads, Transportation Technology Center, Pueblo, Colorado

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) maintains a very special research facility near Pueblo, Colorado, the Transportation Technology Center (TTC). Within the TTC is the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (with the apt acronym “FAST”) where years of extreme stress conditions can be applied in a few months. On FAST’s High Tonnage Loop, a 2.7 mile “loop of track” dedicated to High Axle ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Virginia dOT slope protection, Collinsville, Virginia

    Prior to 1988, the sandy clay embankments along Route 220 near Collinsville, Virginia were subject to severe erosion and loss of vegetative cover, particularly after heavy rainfalls. The problems were most severe on embankments with steep slopes. These problems persisted despite numerous attempts to stabilize the soil and control surface erosion. In April of 1988, the Virginia Department of ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Boat ramp application overview

    Natural sand shorelines are not always adequate to support frequent boat loading and unloading. Unstable soil conditions, erosion, and fluctuating water levels combine to make vehicle access to shorelines difficult. The GEOWEB Cellular Confinement System is an ideal solution that provides dependable load support for boat launch areas. The GEOWEB cellular confinement system was developed jointly ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Petrochemical company repair/upgrade, Sarnia, Ont., Canada

    The Problem: Economically upgrade and repair dikes that have suffered from severe surface erosion and growth of undesirable vegetation. The Solution: Presto Geoweb® Cellular Confinement System Dikes that protect three tanks at a petrochemical company in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada suffered from severe surface erosion problems and growth of undesirable vegetation. A ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • West bouldin creek Watershed protection program city of Austin - Case Study

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 2000 IFAI award west Bouldin Creek, Austin, Texas

    The Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin is enthusiastic about cellular confinement technology. Though only recently added as a favorite system in their problem solving toolkit, this technology has been applied with dramatic success by in-house personnel in designing and building a 22 foot retaining wall to reinforce an eroding streambank. West Bouldin Creek makes a 90 degree ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 1997 IFAI award cirby creek, Roseville, California

    The Problem: Design and install a channel protection system and new sewer line in a creek prone to flooding while maintaining the natural appearance of the surrounding neighborhood. The Solution: Presto Geoweb® Cellular Confinement System Residents and Flood Control personnel of the city of Roseville, California are firm believers in cellular confinement ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Dike and Levee fortification and rehabilitation paper

    The GEOWEB cellular confinement system provides convenient, costeffective alternatives to traditional heavy-duty dike, levee, road and railroad embankment protection systems. The GEOWEB system has a history of extensive testing and research in the areas of slope protection and earth retention. As a result, this proven system can be utilized for temporary or permanent structures to replace costly ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • New Mexico highway & transportation, Aztec, New Mexico

    New Mexico State Highway And Transportation Department Highway 544 widening project (located between the towns of Aztec and Bloomfield, New Mexico) specified the GEOWEB Cellular Confinement System. With a severe pitch of 1.5:1 on this cut slope, the four inch deep cell depth version of the GEOWEB System was chosen as a cost-effective solution for this steep slope protection project. The GEOWEB ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Rail and intermodal site inspection

    The best way to introduce you to the benefits of Presto’s GEOWEB cellular confinement system would be to take you on a personally guided tour of soil stabilization sites. Since that isn’t practical, we’ve put together this self-guided photographic tour.  As you “walk” around, you’ll see the GEOWEB system used in a variety of applications including track sub-ballast stabilization, earth retention ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Rail and intermodal site inspection

    The best way to introduce you to the benefits of Presto’s GEOWEB cellular confinement system would be to take you on a personally guided tour of soil stabilization sites. Since that isn’t practical, we’ve put together this self-guided photographic tour. As you “walk” around, you’ll see the GEOWEB system used in a variety of applications including track sub-ballast stabilization, earth retention ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Santa fe intermodal holding yard, Houston, Texas

    The Sante Fe Railroad intermodal facility in Houston, Texas was plagued by rutting, mud seepage and loss of grade despite repeated overlays with granular material. Loads from yard tractors, forklifts and container handling equipment overstressed the underlying native clay soil. Even loads imposed by parked semi trailer and container chassis caused excessive differential settlement and surface ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Beach front stabilization and tidal erosion control (Gulf Coast, Mississippi, USA) case study

    Background: The City of Ocean Springs is located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and a recently constructed beach-side sidewalk is a popular place for residents to walk. During rainstorms throughout the year and high tides, the water would wash away the sand next to the sidewalk, leaving a large drop-off to the beach. Technical Information: ...

  • Beach front stabilization and tidal erosion control (Gulf Coast, Mississippi, USA)

    Background: The City of Ocean Springs is located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and a recently constructed beach-side sidewalk is a popular place for residents to walk. During rainstorms throughout the year and high tides, the water would wash away the sand next to the sidewalk, leaving a large drop-off to the beach. Technical Information: ...


  • Monmouthshire Canal

    Terram Preserves Popular Canal As part of the reinforcement of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal in South Wales, engineers have specified Terram’s specialist geotextiles and cellular Erocell systems to prevent erosion on a section of the waterway. The canal is a popular tourist attraction and engineers at British Waterways sought to stabilise the banks to preserve the ...

  • Gaviota pass steep slope, Santa Barbara County, California

    Faced with repair of a severely eroded steep section of pipeline right-of-way on the California coast, engineers determined that GEOWEB Cellular Confinement System was the only system capable of providing a cost-effective and appropriate solution. With a total slope length of 500 feet, a severe pitch of 1:1 and bare rock slope faces, four inch deep GEOWEB was installed in order to “perch” soils ...


    By Presto Geosystems

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