PRESTO GEOSYSTEMS® is recognized as the global leader in the design and supply of sustainable, engineered solutions that meet the requirements of the most demanding soil and water problems within the civil and landscape markets. Presto’s solutions reduce overall project costs and offer high environmental benefit with low environmental impact. The original inventor of 3D HDPE geocells, Presto Geosystems also leads the industry in integral design and construction accessories to offer the most complete solution. Value services include free project evaluation, SPECMaker® specification tool, and site support. www.prestogeo.com
Key application sectors include:
- Infrastructure and site construction
- Airports, Dams & Landfills
- Landscape and green building
- Energy: Mining, Oil and Gas & Wind Energy
- Roads & Highways
- Railroad & Intermodal/Ports
- Stormwater and Wastewater
Construct roads over soft soils, build naturally-vegetated retaining walls, stabilize steepened embankments, channels and shorelines, and protect geomembranes. Presto’s GEOWEB® geocells offer complete engineered solutions to challenging soil stability problems in key applications: base reinforcement, permeable unpaved roads, slope erosion control, channel protection, and vegetated retaining walls. Free project evaluation service offered.
Design strong porous pavements with Presto’s GEOBLOCK® grass pavers to support H-20 loadings and deliver desirable, drivable green space for occasional traffic. Reduce costs associated with impervious pavements by infiltrating stormwater on-site and reducing runoff. With exceptional load distribution and resistance to torsional loading stresses, an optimal growing medium, and minimal base requirements, Presto’s GEOBLOCK® rigid grass pavers are the ultimate protection system for emergency/utility lanes, overflow parking, trails/walkways and other vehicle or pedestrian traffic areas. Two sizes most economically address loading and frequency requirements. Low environmental impact benefits help you meet LEED® credits and green building goals.
Design permeable pavements that infiltrate stormwater at its source. Presto’s GEOPAVE® aggregate pavers are specifically designed for confining and stabilizing open-graded aggregate for permeable vehicle and pedestrian traffic areas. This evolution in porous pavements stabilizes porous infill materials while acting as a natural on-site stormwater retention system. GeoPave gravel pavers hold aggregate in place through a unique herringbone cell pattern and monolithic mesh bottom. Low environmental impact benefits help you meet LEED® credits and green building goals.
Presto’s GEOTERRA® construction mats offer contractors a safer, faster way to access sites with less cost. GEOTERRA mats support vehicle and equipment loads and allow easy access over sand and soft ground. The durable mats eliminate the safety hazards and expense associated with timber or heavy composite mats--and offer a low life-cycle cost through their ability to be disassembled, removed and reused several times. GEOTERRA mats are fast to deploy for access into remote locations, roads and platforms for oil and gas, mining, and wind energy sites. Two styles available to meet budget and loading requirements.
Presto GEORUNNER® Mats protect embankments and channels from scour in areas of concentrated flows or water fluctuations. The mats are flexible and economical--ideal for protecting channel embankments, shorelines, culvert outfalls and areas exposed to concentrated flows.
Presto GEORUNNER® Mats protect turf from light-weight construction vehicles and equipment. They are portable, economical and weather-resistant--and more durable and reusable than plywood. The light-weight (8 lbs), easy-to-handle size makes them ideally-suited for transporting to construction sites.
Presto ATRA® Connection Key is part of the complete GEOWB geocell solution. The turn-key device is 3X stronger and 3X faster to install than stapling, requires only one worker—and ensures a secure and longer-term load-transfer on at each GEOWEB connection point.
Presto’ ATRA Clips & Anchors are part of the complete GEOWB geocell solution. High-strength ATRA® Clips are used with rebar to form GEOWEB anchors—easier and faster to drive anchors than J-hooks. Presto’s ATRA Speed Stakes are a one-piece molded, polymer, corrosion-resistant fast and efficient anchor that resists sliding and uplift forces.
Presto ATRA® Tendon Clip and tendons are part of the complete GEOWB geocell solution. ATRA Tendon Clips are the industry’s strongest tendon load transfer device with 2X the pull-through strength of any other device for tendon anchorage. The turn-and-lock design ensures a secure connection with the GEOWEB cell wall and allows pre-assembling off-slope.
How to Reduce Stormwater Infrastructure with Porous Pavers
Porous pavement solutions have drawn considerable interest in communities for the green engineering benefits they provide. Grass and gravel porous pavers can greatly reduce stormwater runoff by enabling a high infiltration or percolation rate of water into underlying soils. The permeability of these systems can also trap suspended solids, thus filtering them out of any residual runoff so water tha... »
Railway Ballast Stabilization with Geocell at Bridge Approaches
A portion of a railway track in Fort Lauderdale, Florida had been a high maintenance area for many years due to the impact loads from rail cars transitioning off of a concrete bridge abutment onto ballasted concrete ties. The ties were located over soft subgrade, which had exhibited a history of pumping. The rail operator, Florida East Coast Railway, sought a ballast stabilization solution to corr... »
Geocells Excel in Track Ballast Research Study
Oregon State University’s Dr. Ben Leshchinsky, P.E. and the University of Kansas’s Dr. Jin Han, P.E. recently combined their wealth of geosynthetics knowledge in a track ballast research study. Specifically, they evaluated the performance of a high-density polyethylene geocellular system (HDPE GEOWEB® from Presto Geosystems) in a railway base stabilization system. The rigorous track testing quanti... »
Presto Geosystems Seeks a Business Development Manager
The Presto Geosystems team continues to grow. The company has announced that it is adding a Business Development Manager for a technical sales position in North America. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER The ideal Business Development Manager candidate will be a dynamic leader with success developing distribution networks and overseeing territory projects, promoting technical construction solutions to ... »
Presto Geosystems Releases a Porous Pavement Design Assistant
Porous pavement solutions have drawn considerable interest in communities for the green engineering benefits they provide. Porous pavements can greatly reduce stormwater runoff by enabling a high infiltration or percolation rate of water into underlying soils. The permeability of these systems can also trap suspended solids, thus filtering them out of any residual runoff so water that is shed is c... »