Enhanced Wicking Geotextile Emerges from an Engineering Challenge

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The Alaska Department of Transportation brought a specific engineering challenge to TenCate Geosynthetics: the need to enhance lateral drainage from roadway subgrades to minimize frost boils. The company came back not only with a design solution but a very unique geotextile, one which is now finding many different applications. Mark Sikkema of TenCate Geosynthetics discusses the development and us... »

VIDEO: Service Life Advantages of Road Building on Geosynthetics

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In its latest animation, TenCate Geosynthetics profiles how road building with geosynthetics can extend service lives up to 10x. The 1 minute, 37 second video shows design with TenCate Mirafi® RSi materials versus designs without geosynthetics over a simulated 50-year period. The video uses animation to show weather and traffic patterns cycles and how different roadway systems—with geosynthetics, ... »

6-Year Update: Frost Heave Mitigation for Alaskan Highway

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By TenCate Geosynthetics – A woven geosynthetic (Mirafi® H2Ri) was installed on the Dalton Highway in northern Alaska. The work was part of a research project being conducted by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. The heavily instrumented test section, which sought to reduce frost heave and boils, was installed on a stretch of highway called Beaver Slide. Beaver Slide was a well-known problem spot... »

Mitigating Frost Heave in Alaska

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How to mitigate frost heave and road degradation in cold climates? Tencate Geosynthetics writes on the beneficial impact of installing a woven reinforcing geosynthetic material–Mirafi® H2Ri–along an important stretch of road utilized by oil and resource extraction industries. ** The Dalton Highway is one of the most isolated roads in the United States. However, it serves a large amount... »