Polymeric Construction Mats Help Save AA Baseball Field after Sinkholes

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In North Little Rock, Arkansas, flooding and a drainage system issue led to the development of sinkholes in a minor league baseball field. Engineers utilized polymeric construction mats for immediate construction activity safety and efficiency. SINKHOLES ON THE DIAMOND Dickey Stephens Park is the home of the Arkansas Travelers, a AA affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anahei... »

VIDEO: Construction Mats for Haul Roads on Soft Soils

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In this video from Presto Geosystems, Joe Karbon of the Manitowoc County Highway Department (Wisconsin) discusses the challenge of haul roads on soft soils and how construction mats are being used as an efficient solutions. GeoTerra® and GeoTerra® GTO Construction Mats are profiled. The lightweight mats are up to 50% more economical than timber mats but extremely durable. They are being used for s... »

TenCate Excels in Transportation Study

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TenCate Mirafi® RS580i outperformed all geosynthetics tested by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University in Bozeman, (MT) USA. This independent full-scale unpaved roadway performance study – called “The Relative Operational Performance of Geosynthetics Used as Subgrade Stabilization” – was recently completed. The study was fully funded by nine US Sta... »

Presto Announces Strong, Lightweight Construction Mats

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APPLETON, WI — Presto Geosystems®, a leading manufacturer of soil stabilization and stormwater products, announces a new product offering, GEOTERRA® GTO construction mats. Presto is well-known in the geosynthetics and erosion control industries for its geocells, porous pavement systems and portable construction mats. They have been manufacturing construction mats for over 10 years, primarily for s... »

Final Report #2: Geosynthetics in Subgrade Stabilization

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From December 2011 through the end of May 2014, the Montana Department of Transportation led a pooled fund study on “Performance of Geosynthetics in Subgrade Stabilization.” The research, which was carried out by the Western Transportation Institute (WTI, based at Montana State University) follows a smaller Phase I, which was carried out in 2008 and 2009 by WTI. DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE ... »

INTERVIEW: Lighter, Stronger, More Sustainable Construction Mats

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Weak soils are common problems for access to oil and gas sites, wind warms, and staging areas for construction sites. In this interview with Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs, Presto Geosystems’ Bill Handlos, The Boldt Company’s Nick Mueller, and University of Kansas Professor Jie Han discuss the sustainability, durability, and performance of the new GEOTERRA® GTO construction mats. Presto’s GEOTERR... »

TenCate MiraSpec Design Software – Update Version 2

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6 March 2014 – TenCate Geosynthetics Americas is proud to reintroduce our internet based MiraSpec Design Solutions Software (www.miraspec.com). It is an easy to use software program that will assist in both flexible pavement and unpaved road design while demonstrating the many benefits of using our Mirafi® RSi-Series and H2Ri woven reinforcement & stabilization geosnthetics in roadway st... »

Independent Field Study Confirms NAUE Reinforcement Products

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From March 2008 to March 2009, NAUE GmbH & Co. KG, Germany cosponsored the construction of test cells for an independent field study of geogrid reinforcement in roadway subgrade stabilization. The Montana Department of Transportation was the other cosponsor. The study and subsequent forensic evaluation of exhumed materials from numerous manufacturers, which included numerous product manufacturing ... »

TenCate Geosynthetics Excel in Montana DOT Study

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TenCate™ Geosynthetics base reinforcement geogrids excel in Montana DOT study. In the independent Montana DOT study, TenCate Mirafi® BXG - the woven geogrid of TenCate Geosynthetics North America - outperformed all tested biaxial geogrids including the traditional extruded biaxial geogrids. The research, performed for the Montana Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration ... »