slope reinforcement Articles

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • How Strata’s Microgrid reinforced a roadside slope and saved 30-percent in costs

    Challenge The City of Fairfield in Solano County, CA has many beautiful parks and trails enjoyed by residents year round. One of roadways stretching alongside one of these natural areas was threatened due to unstable soils and a failing slope. This posed safety concerns for the area. The roadway had a right of way to a state highway and the county and city were in need of a cost effective ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Using Geosynthetics in Slope Stability

    The majority of slope failures within the geosynthetics industry can often be avoided with proper engineering and material selection. However, the factors that affect slope stability can be difficult to discern and measure. Soil thickness, seepage forces, seismic forces, gas uplift, geomembrane texturing, engineering and provision of reinforcing elements are only a few of the factors affecting ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Vegetated slopes - case study summary

    The vegetated slope Protection system Preserving the natural environment with vegetation is a high priority in slope protection solutions. The Geoweb® slope protection system provides a structurally stable environment for topsoil and sustainable vegetation through a structured network of interconnected cells. The system confines and reinforces the vegetated upper soil layer, increasing its ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Ohio slope erosion, Cleveland, Ohio

    Every day, over 100,000 vehicles drive on I-480, a six lane Interstate highway around Cleveland, Ohio. To improve the appearance and correct some heavily eroded areas, the Ohio Department of Transportation decided to landscape 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of both cut and fill slopes on the north side of I-480. Their plans called for regrading, draining, and planting trees, shrubs and various plants. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Reinforced track sub-ballast overview

    THE Geoweb® SOIL STABILIZATION system 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) ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Geotex® 4x4 used in Missouri slope failure repair project case study

    In 1993, flooding in an adjacent stream caused a slope failure along a 300 foot section of Old Highway 100 in Franklin County, Missouri. Many attempts were made over the years to stabilize the slope and roadway, and none were successful. Flooding caused the slope that supported the highway to give way and become hazardous. A porous concrete slope protection facing was used to cover approximately ...

  • Reinforced Soil within a Retaining wall provides solution for a factory site in Goa

    In order to ensure stability, Maccaferri India installs the MacRES Reinforced Soil (RS) wall system with concrete panel fascia and ParaWeb soil reinforcement into the Goa Industrial Construction site. Watson Pharma Pvt. Ltd. a global pharmaceutical company proposed to build a full fledged manufacturing unit at Verna, Goa. Verna Industrial Estate is located approximately 10 km north of the South ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Colonel Danforth trail, Ontario, Canada

    A section of Toronto, Canada’s scenic Colonel Danforth Park recently underwent a major slope restoration project after a large section of an adjoining 1.5h:lv slope failed. The slope had eroded to the asphalt edge of a neighborhood road (Colonel Danforth Trail) situated at the slope’s crest, making it dangerous for vehicles to travel on the road. Quick action had to be taken if the road were to ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Clemson road bridge case study

    Background The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) needed to provide a right-of-way for an access road adjacent to a CSX Railroad line. The proposed Clemson Road Bridge overpass was a challenging project and SCDOT had three choices: Option 1: Construct a 1H:1V Reinforced Soil Slope (RSS) at the northern bridge abutment. Option 2: Lengthen the northern ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Donzi landfill expansion using stratagrid case study

    Background The Donzi Lane Landfill in Atlanta, GA had been in use since the 1970's for construction and demolition waste disposal. The site was nearing its capacity and additional landfill space was urgently needed due to the accelerating population growth and waste stream generated by development. Due to the high cost and long lead times for designing, permitting and constructing new ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Pace properties case study

    Background Available property for development within the Interstate 285 perimeter in Atlanta is becoming increasingly scarce. A northwest portion of metropolitan Atlanta was becoming progressively more congested and sites previously considered too expensive or difficult to build upon were being targeted for development. The owners wanted to develop this site for a motel/suites ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • ArmorMax® Repairs/Stabilizes E-8 Canal Bank in NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program Project case study

    PROJECT SUMMARY In March 2009, slope failures along the banks of the E-8 Canal in Port St Lucie, FL necessitated the repair and stabilization to protect surrounding properties. The City of Port St Lucie used funding from Tropical Storm Fay NRCS EWP Recovery grants to have the ARMORMAX® Anchor Reinforced Vegetation System installed along select areas of the canal banks to provide engineered ...

  • Experimental investigation on GFRP strengthened RC piles under lateral loads

    Piles could be damaged under major lateral loading environment for a long period. The sources of lateral loads are lateral earth pressure, wind loads, seismic loads, impact loads from ships (berthing and mooring) eccentric loads on columns, river current and mud movement loads in alluvial settings (foundations subject to scour), ocean wave forces, slope movements and cable forces on transmission ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geosynthetics for a green appearance case study

    At the end of September, TenCate Geosynthetics North America introduced TenCate Miramesh SG. This is an open-mesh biaxial geotextile in which synthetic turf fibres have been integrated. It has been designed specifically to be a face wrap material for steepened slope applications and to provide an instant and permanent green appearance. The synthetic turf fibres provide an extra layer of UV ...

  • Ämmässuo landfill, Finland case study

    Opened in 1987, the municipal landfill Ämmässuo in Finland extends over 50 ha, making it one of the largest in all of Scandinavia. Two test fields were set up to find a suitable solution for the surface sealing system and future slope reinforcement The structure of these fields consists of a mineral gas-drain layer, a mineral sealing layer, a geosynthetic clay liner, a protection ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Concrete channels - case study summary

    Geoweb® channel Protection system Engineers are challenged to find cost-effective ways to manage increasing environmental and stormwater issues. The Geoweb® channel protection system offers an innovative and economical alternative to traditional formed concrete channels. The system eliminates the need to build forms and use reinforcing steel or expansion joints required by other concrete ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Federal motorway A6 Mannheim-Heilbronn case study

    Stable RiStWag -construction guidelines for roadways in water preservation areas Included in the A6 federal motorway construction project lot Mannheim – Heilbronn/Weinsberg, AS Bad Rappenau – AS Neckarsulm is the widening of km 631+640 and km 641+060 to six lanes. This section is runs through a water preservation zone, type IIIa, protected under RiStWag. Because of this, a ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • ARMORMAX® Provides Drop Structure Protection at the Carlota Copper Mine case study

    Water is a precious resource for the Carlota Copper Mine in Globe, AZ, and environmental regulations necessitated zero discharge from mine operations to the nearby Pinto Creek watershed. Construction of new heap leach pads in 2008 dictated the need for a diversion channel to maintain the flow of Powers Gulch without introduction of any leach effluent-Velocities associated with critical and ...

  • When Are Plain Gravel Surfaces Really Porous?

    Invisible Structures, Inc. makes reinforcement structures for two forms of porous pavements – Grasspave2 and Gravelpave2. When project demands call for porous pavement, and construction budgets are tight, someone will usually suggest that plain old gravel will work just as well, and cost less money. Is this suggestion true? Historical Gravel Pavements are not Porous ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

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