Geotextiles Articles

  • Raising Dead Ships: Derelict Vessel Removal

    One of Global’s specialties is vessel salvage – if your vessel runs aground or sinks, we’ll raise it and hopefully refloat it for you. But what happens to the thousands of old, worn out vessels that sit abandoned along the coasts and harbors? Often they sink, where they pose an environmental and navigational hazard. That’s why Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska have ...

  • Global’s divers bring skill, expertise and value to every project

    In the last few years, numerous news and trade publications have reported an increasing deficit of skilled laborers in the US. Like other trades, commercial diving relies on a highly trained and skilled labor force. You might expect Global to be experiencing a similar labor shortage and a lack of younger divers entering the trade, but fortunately that’s not the case, said Dan Pierson, ...

  • Geoweb 3D Confinement System reinforces active heavy load areas at CSX Rail Laydown Yard Charleston, South Carolina - Case Study

    Project Overview: The CSX Charleston Intermodal terminal aggregate surface lot required base reinforcement due to poor subgrade conditions. The two areas included one area to support 120,000 pound reach stackers lifting and moving 10,000 pound containers and an existing grass area to support empty chassis parking. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Creep not a factor for Geocell load support

    An accurate understanding of creep resistance is essential to proper material selection when using polymers, and in the case of geocells, this science is being misapplied.  The definition of creep deformation is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stress.  Creep is something that creates fear and uncertainty with all ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Comparing nonreinforced and internally reinforced GCL

    Water is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, eroding everything from continents to human-made wonders. Water is also a vector by which contaminants spread from landfills and other waste reservoirs. Therefore, creating effective water seals has been a top concern in construction. For many years, factory-fabricated clay products have been the barrier of choice against water and other ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Quarry Park Fire Department Boat Launch - Case Study

    ArmorFlex provides a low-disturbance, economical and reliable solution to a flood-damaged boat lauch. Calgary’s 2013 flood caused extensive damage to infrastructure across the city. Fire Department boat launches on the Bow River, vital for emergency response, suffered a range of impacts. The Graves Bridge launch under Glenmore Trail was abandoned in favor of the Quarry Park launch ...


    By Nilex

  • Case study - They said it could not be done…

    The Challenge - Access through Swamp Land. MEG Energy oil-sands mining operations at the Christina Lake complex in Alberta are undergoing a large expansion phase. The plan includes new wells, processing, operations, storage and treatment facilities, and of course new roads connecting them altogether. MEG Energy Project Canada The problem was the Muskeg peat bog. This saturated, ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Case study - Log storage handling yard

    The logging yard at Canfor’s Fort St. John mill is subject to the heaviest loading operations in the worst soil conditions. Saturated peat with a CBR Cat 988H loaders weighing more than 43,000 kg, heavy hauling trucks, and other mechanical equipment created heavy rutting in the soft soil. The logs, stockpiled in huge, 6-metre high stacks, suffered from large settlement, which further ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Millstone Manor Parking Lot Stabilization - Case Study

    Shallow utilities won’t get in the way of our high strength woven geotextile’s ability to stabilize this parking lot. Millstone Manor, an apartment complex located right next to the Ogden River at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, had been having difficulty stabilizing their parking areas for years. Due to its proximity to a water source and resulting soil types, the CBR ...


    By Nilex

  • GEOTUB AT SABINA GOKCEN AIRPORT IN TURKEY!

    GEOTUB AT SABINA GOKCEN AIRPORT IN TURKEY! Our Turkish distributor ABS Yapı Elemanları provided #GEOTUB , the reusable formwork system in ABS technopolymer for circular and ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Guide to Better Geotextile Specifying

    Need Help Writing Geotextile Specs? Poorly written geotextile specifications are creating a host of problems: loss of valuable time, increased cost, lost revenue and in some instances, endangering lives. US Fabrics has interpreted hundreds of thousands of geotextile specifications. Our free guide will provide assistance for creating well written geotextile specs. In this ...


    By US Fabrics Inc

  • Landfill Liners Vary by Application

    It was in 1991 that the Environmental Protection Agency promulgated its Criteria for Municipal Waste Landfills that set location restrictions, design and operating standards, groundwater monitoring requirements, corrective actions, closure requirements, and more for landfills. It was these rules that mandated that landfills be lined on the sides and bottom before waste is deposited and capped on ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Preventing Soil Erosion - Protecting Humanity

    When discussing environmental concerns, soil erosion is not the first issue that comes into mind. The world’s media focuses on fossil fuel problems, climate change, biodiversity and forest fires, while soil depletion is less spectacular and is seldom mentioned. However, societies in the past have even collapsed or disappeared as a result of soil erosion. For centuries Easter Island was ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Poor quality soil can lead to harmful impact: Stop erosion now

    Soil erosion is known as the wearing away of topsoil, leading to poor quality soil that is less conducive for plant and vegetation growth. In our series of blog posts focusing on erosion control, today we take a look at the harmful effects of soil erosion, and how they cause concerns not only to the environment, but also to human health and the economy as a whole. Poor Quality Soil ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Geotextile Gravel Pavers keep lake clean in Denver - Case Study

    Denver’s City Park is an iconic symbol of the Mile High City. The oft-photographed park is home to the city’s zoo and the Denver Nature and Science Museum, as well as sports and recreational areas. In 2014, the asphalt parking lot for the Denver Pavilion inside the park was scheduled to be resurfaced. The city, with the help of StudioCPG, a landscape architecture and planning firm, ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Biological regeneration of ferric (Fe3+) solution during desulphurisation of gaseous streams: effect of nutrients and support material

    This paper evaluates the biological regeneration of ferric Fe3+ solution during desulphurisation of gaseous streams. Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is absorbed into aqueous ferric sulphate solution and oxidised to elemental sulphur, while ferric ions Fe3+ are reduced to ferrous ions Fe2+. During the industrial regeneration of Fe3+, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cox creek spillway improvements access road, Baltimore, MD - Case Study

    GEOTERRA® mats were employed for site access roads to an outfall from a dredge material containment facility. Because the outfall is located on the bay side of a containment dike, it is considered an environmentallysensitive area and lies within Maryland’s Critical Area—the naturally vegetated area within specified boundaries of the state’s tidal waters. Low Impact ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Treatment of domestic greywater by geotextile filter and intermittent sand filtration bioreactor

    Intermittent sand filtration (ISF) is an efficient system for treatment of greywater; however, the high quality of effluent and the simple set-up contrast with the high failure rate due to clogging of surface layers. The efficacy of several polypropylene non-woven geotextiles (apparent opening size from 0.10 to 0.18 mm) used as primary treatment filters to remove suspended particles from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Geotex® 801 Soil helps tame road through the wilderness case study

    The National Wild Turkey Federation has over 800,000 members that are involved with maintaining camps and grounds across the United States. This requires traversing un-paved roads in order to gain access to remote areas, while complying with wildlife agencies rules and regulations. This particular hunting ground posed significant challenges. The best solution to the problem of soft soils and a ...

  • 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 ...

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