Wicking Geotextiles Getting Noticed by US DOTs

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Roughly eight years ago, TenCate Geosynthetics was involved in a now well-studied project along Alaska’s Dalton Highway. The road served as the only ground transportation route between the oil fields at Prudhoe Bay and the city of Fairbanks, but the extreme northern environment caused significant degradation along the 500-mile highway due to frost heave. Wicking geotextiles were proposed to streng... »

NCDOT Updates Geotextile Specifications

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In a letter dated 20 August 2013, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced an update to its geotextile Approved Products List (APL). This impacts all geotextiles to be considered under Types 1 – 5 and for Pavement Stabilization in project specifications. “This new checklist is more detailed and coincides with NTPEP’s recent updates to their evaluation process,”... »