Soil Reinforcement Articles

  • Metal matrix composite research with the Autotouch | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Composite materials with hybrid properties are now common as engineering materials. In the form of glass-fibre reinforced plastics, carbon fibre composites, and laminated construction products such as plywood, composite materials have been commonplace for decades. For application critical components such as piston heads and connecting rods in internal combustion engines, jet engine turbine ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Geoweb System protects utilities & eliminates need for undercut in Bucyrus, Ohio - Case Study

    Project Background Ohio DOT (ODOT) needed to establish a road base in an area that had poorly marked and shallow utilities to eliminate the need for undercuts. ODOT and Presto’s engineers developed a design that eliminated the need for a 12 inch undercut and delays that would occur due to utility relocation. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Geoweb 3-D structure stabilizes mine haul roads - Case study

    Stable Roads Save Money With over 30 years of successful applications in roadways, the GEOWEB system offers inexpensive load support and substantial reduction of rolling resistance on mine haul roads. ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Dike and Levee Upgrade/Repair - Case Study

    The Problem: Economically upgrade and repair dikes that have suffered from severe surface erosion and growth of undesirable vegetation Project: Sarnia, Ontario Tank Farm Retrofit Consulting Engineers: Associated Geotechnical Systems (AGS) General Contractor: Associated Geotechnical Systems (AGS) ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Geoweb base stabilization solution for soft subgrades New Mexico - Case Study

    Overcoming Site Challenges: Time Constraints Extremely Soft Subgrades Shallow Underground Utilities Geoweb System Strengthens Highway Subgrade The Project New Mexico’s State Highway and Transportation Department (NMSH&TD) made news with innovative financing and a record setting ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Erosion Protection of Steep Cut Slopes - Case Study

    In May of 1995, 70,000 sf of large-cell (GW40V) GEOWEB® slope protection system was utilized on Phase II of the Cyprus Miami Open-Pit Mine to stabilize the cut slopes upon completion of copper extraction at the site. Aggregate available on site was used to infill the GEOWEB 3D structure and provide erosion resistance and slope-surface stability on slopes with 70-ft. slope lengths, and as ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Flood impact reduction and streambank repair along Spy Run Creek - Spy Run Creek, Indiana - Case Study

    Project Highlights SPY Run Creek Streambank Repair Owner: City of Fort Wayne, Ind. Engineer: Christopher B. Burke Engineering LLC / Indianapolis office Geosynthetics Distributor: D2 Land & Water Resource Inc. Cellular Confinement System: Geoweb–Presto Geosystems Background ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Boulder Concrete Cloth Erosion Repair

    Concrete Cloth provides an affordable solution for an eroded hard-to-access residential slope. After a period of heavy rainfall, a Boulder, Colorado, homeowner discovered severe erosion in his backyard at the end of his leach field (also known as a septic drain field). He had to find a way to repair this damage and stop it from happening again; nearly half of his lawn had dropped three ...


    By Nilex

  • The Challenge: Building The New & Largest Mexico City International Airport Over A Swamp

    Construction of 48 km of access roads for the new $9-billion airport surely is a challenge. Located on the bed of the former Lake Texcoco, the soil is soft, saturated and swampy. The Solution: PRS-Neoloy® Geocell™ After extensive testing conducted by Mexico Highway Authority experts, it was agreed that only one geocell is qualified for ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Areas Where Revetment Mats Can Provide Structure and Ground Stability

    First things first—what does the term revetment mean in relation to erosion control? Well, revetments are like sloping walls placed just right to block or drain invading water before it can destroy a surrounding ground, like riverbanks, beaches, cliffs and man-made waterways. Containing articulated concrete, a revetment mat installation—consisting of one or more pieces—is the ...

  • Manage Vehicle Traffic Better with a Revetment Mat

    A revetment mat contains articulated concrete in an easy-to-install mat system. It is a well‑known method for controlling erosion and maintaining shorelines. However, a revetment mat system also creates excellent roads. You may manage a park where maintenance staff has to travel to empty trash cans or repair bathrooms, or you may require better access roads at your private ranch. No matter ...

  • 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, ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 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.

  • Soil Reinforcement: Tunnel Portals - Case Study

    Problem The A1 Autostrada, known as Autostrada del Sole (Motorway of the sun), runs for 750km from Milan to Naples, via Bologna, Florence and Rome. Not only is it the longest motorway in Italy, it is considered to be the key corridor in the country’s highway network.  To improve safety, reduce congestion and consequent environmental pollution, a new section of the A1 was proposed in ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • 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 ...


    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

  • 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 ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Snoqualmie falls riverbank stabilization case study

    Puget Sound Energy - Snoqualmie Falls Redevelopment Project In 2009, PugetSound Energy began a comprehensive upgrade of the hydroelectric infrastructure at Snoqualmie Falls - a power generation facility built in 1890. Loose soils and heavy rainfall contributed to a landslide along the Snoqualmie River bank in the Fall of 2010, and GeoEngineers was commissioned to provide a long-term design ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fairchild Avenue bridge project cae study

    In March 2012, significant storm-related flows through the Cuyahoga River threatened the construction of the new Fairchild Avenue Bridge Project in Kent, OH. ODOT engineers needed a quick solution to stabilize the eroding bank, while minimizing the need for costly and unsightly large diameter riprap. By incorporating ARMORMAX® into the design solution, ODOT was able to save significant funds ...

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