cellular confinement system Articles

  • Boat ramp application overview - Case Study

    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

  • 1997 IFAI award cirby creek, Roseville, California - Case Study

    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 ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 2000 IFAI award west Bouldin Creek, Austin, Texas - 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

  • 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

  • Virginia dOT slope protection, Collinsville, Virginia - Case Study

    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

  • Petrochemical company repair/upgrade, Sarnia, Ont., Canada - Case Study

    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 ...


    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 ...

  • 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: ...

  • Mesa De Oro, Sutter Creek, California - Case Study

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


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 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 ...

  • Dike and Levee fortification and rehabilitation paper - Case Study

    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

  • Phoenix park, Kangwan-do, Korea - Case Study

    Perched on top of a mountainous area in Kangwon-do, Korea, the Phoenix Park Resort is protected from the effects of erosion by a system of walls including the largest retaining wall in Korea. The mountainous location of the resort makes it a favorite destination of tourists and vacationers, but the rugged terrain demanded the wall have several key characteristics: First, it had to be durable. The ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • New Mexico highway & transportation, Aztec, New Mexico - Case Study

    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

  • Steep Slope Erosion Control (Punta Raton, Panama) case study

    Background: The hilly Pacific coastline of Panama has witnessed the force of many storms and severe erosion forces in years past, leading to a problem for the Punta Raton Beach Residences. In order to procure the most property out of the available space, contractors have been required to cut into the bordering slopes at a 70 degree angle. Technical ...

  • British rail - track sub-ballast, England - Case Study

    Soft sub-soils created problems for the highspeed British Rail Eastern Region rail line in Northumberland, England. Rail speed on the Intercity line from Edinburgh to London had to be significantly reduced because of the soft peat sub-base. The GEOWEB cellular confinement system was installed to stabilize the sub-ballast over soft soils, reduce subsoil movement by stiffening the sub-ballast and ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Rail and intermodal site inspection - Case Study

    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 ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Sand road, Algeria

    Both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Desert Storm forces found the solution with the Geoweb Cellular Confinement System. By utilizing the principle of soil confinement to enhance soil strength, the Geoweb Cellular Confinement System turns sand into a load supporting composite structure. This method of building sand roads was well established through a ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Santa fe intermodal holding yard, Houston, Texas - Case Study

    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

  • Rail and intermodal site inspection - Case Study

    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 ...


    By Presto Geosystems

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