ABG geosynthetics for use throughout the construction and maintenance of highways

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Geosynthetics offer many benefits over the traditional methods of construction which they replace include reducing construction times, and thereby, project costs and minimising the environmental impact of the product by reducing the volume of natural materials used and by reducing the transport loads both to and from the site.

ABG Geosynthetics offer a complete range of geosynthetics for use throughout the construction and maintenance of highways. Applications include highway drainage, structural drainage, erosion control, retaining walls and pavement reinforcement .

All ABG products are proven and tested for use in the application proposed. Specific design advice and guidance is available from our experienced in house technical team who will help ensure the right product is specified for your specific application.

Green Construction for Highways

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Innovative Sustainable Geosynthetic Drainage in Highway Engineering, Eartworks and Structures

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Geosynthetics in Highway Applications

Pavement Reinforcement Systems

From strengthening the sub-base through to reinforcing the asphalt wearing course ABG Rotagrid and Rotaflex products are designed to increase the maintenance period of the road and thereby reduce the long-term costs associated with maintenance.

ABG Rotaflex Asphalt reinforcement geosynthetic system

Highway Drainage

Fildrain Types are a range of highways edge fin drains used to replace granular drains, as illustrated in HCD figures F18, F19 and F21. Fildrain Type 5, Type 6, Type 7 and Type 10 are BBA HAPAS approved geocomposite drains. They offer multiple environmental and installation benefits, such as reduced material movements on site, allowing the use of site arisings to backfill trenches, and can be easily stored in a site compound ready for use rather than relying on timed delivery as with granular drains. Terrex geotextiles are widely used in the construction of Type 8 and Type 9 fin drains.

ABG Fildrain fin drain geocompsoite is used for highway linear drainage applications

Counterfort Drainage

Fildrain geocomposite systems can be used as an alternative to costly granular layers for counterfort drains. Fildrain can also be used for toe drains, or to act as a barrier and collector system. 

ABG Fildrain Y Embankment Fin Drain system

Erosion Protection

A comprehensive range of erosion control products for applications such as surface protection, protecting the structural stability of soils and retaining soil on slopes, Erosaweb geocell can also be used to hold soils on top of membranes in drainage ditches and attenuation ponds.

Erosamat Erosion control mat

Starter and Consolidation Layers

ABG Fildrain geocomposite fin drains are used as an alternative to granular starter layers, or to speed up consolidation in both temporary and permanant works. Fildrain provides a clear drainage path to relieve pore pressures, while also acting as a barrier to the ingress of rainfall.

ABG Fildrain Embankment Fin Drain Drainage system

Retaining Walls

Geogrids and Geocells for use in the construction of retaining walls and abutments. Webwall geocells provide a green faced retaining wall which facilitates re-use of site won materials.

ABG Webwall geocell for steep-faced green walls and embankments

Trigrid and Abgrid geogrids can be used to add reinforcement or stabilisation to earth structures.

ABG Trigrid Geogrid for slope and retaining walls

Structural Drainage

Deckdrain is a high performance drainage system designed as a replacement to porous blocks or no fines concrete. This BBA HAPAS approved drain has uses on abutments, walls and other structures. Deckdrain drainage geocomposite can also be used as an easily installed alternative to granular drains, meaning more site won spoil can be re-used.

ABG Deckdrain drainage gecomposite for structural wall abutment drainage

Verge Protection

Concertinaweb is a geocellular containment system which confines and strengthens infill materials and provides a cost effective solution for the reinforcement of roadside verges. The geocell provides a cost effective way to reduce stone scatter or to strengthen grass verges to protect from rutting when over-run.

ABG Concertinaweb geocell for road verge reinforcement with gravel fill and drainage system

Stabilisation

Abgrid biaxial geogrid is used in a range of civil engineering applications such ground reinforcement, sub-base aggregate reduction for paved and unpaved road foundations and permeable paving construction. It allows a reduction in the amount of aggregate required to improve the bearing capacity of the ground.

ABG Abgrid Geogrid for ground reinforcement and stabilisation
RSTA Code of Practice for Geosynthetics and Steel Meshs (for Inhibiting Cracking in Bituminous Bound Layers)
 

Abgrid Geogrid

Abgrid biaxial geogrid can be used in a wide range of civil engineering applications such as basal reinforcement, ground stabilisation, aggregate reduction, piling platforms and foundation engineering in paved and unpaved roads and temporary works.

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Abgrid Geogrid

ConcertinaWeb Geocell

ABG ConcertinaWeb is a geocellular containment system which confines and strengthens infill materials and provides a cost effective solution for the reinforcement of roadside verges, preventing verge failure and material loss in the event of vehicles overrunning.

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ConcertinaWeb Geocell

Deckdrain Drainage Geocomposite

Deckdrain is a high performance geocomposite drainage system. Designed to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional structural drainage techniques, it provides high flow capacity and added protection to waterproofing.

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Deckdrain Drainage Geocomposite

Dekotex Geogrid - Bridge Deck Indicator

Dekotex indicator layer is designed specifically for use in bridge deck construction to act as warning layer to protect bridge deck waterproofing during resurfacing or repair work.

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Dekotex Geogrid - Bridge Deck Indicator

Erosamat Type 1 - Biodegradable Jute

Erosamat Type 1 and 1A are low cost biodegradable erosion control mats made from woven jute. They are used as an economic and environmentally friendly erosion control material for surfaces that will support plant growth.

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Erosamat Type 1 - Biodegradable Jute

Erosamat Type 2 - Biodegradable Coir Mesh

A heavy duty long life coir biodegradable erosion mat. Designed to prevent soil erosion and and help establish new vegetation on soil and in situations of high run-off and water velocity.

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Erosamat Type 2 - Biodegradable Coir Mesh

Erosamat Type 3 - Turf Reinforment Mat

Erosamat Type 3 is a closely packed matrix of polypropylene fibres thermally bonded together to create a tough and flexible, long lasting erosion control mat. 

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Erosamat Brown Erosion Control Geosynthetic

Erosaweb Geocell

Erosaweb geocell is designed for the reinforcement of weak soils and has many applications including retention of soils on steep slopes.

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Erosaweb Geocell is a cellular confinement system

Fildrain Fin Drains

Fildrain findrain drainage geocomposite is a cost effective alternative to traditional stone drainage. It collects and channels liquids and gases to a carrier pipe for transportation to a suitable discharge point. Fildrain fin drain has many applications in highway and embankment drainage.

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ABG Fildrain - Findrain geocomposite from ABG Geosynthetics

Piledrain

Piledrain is designed as an effective solution to the treatment of joints between contiguous and secant bored concrete piles in basement and retaining wall construction.

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Piledrain

Rotaflex Geogrid - Asphalt Reinforcement

Rotaflex is an asphalt reinforcing system designed to prevent premature road failure increasingly arising as a result of increasing axle loads. Ideal for Roads, Runways and Pavements.

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Rotaflex Geogrid - Asphalt Reinforcement

Rotagrid Geogrid - Pavement Reinforcement

Rotagrid is a self adhesive pavement reinforcement system designed to prolong the life of pavement structures and allow the use of thinner overlays.

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Rotagrid Geogrid - Pavement Reinforcement

Trigrid Geogrid

Trigrid EX is an innovative high performance geogrid combining fibre-reinforced polymer strips within a woven structure. Its junctions are high-strength welded which helps create an interlocking structure from a powerful combination of hybrid materials.

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Trigrid Geogrid

Webwall Geocell

ABG webwall is a flexible geocell retaining wall system that utilises geocell technology. Using Webwall geocell for green faced walls with near vertical faces can be built quickly and easily with the added benefit of using site won materials as fill

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Webwall green wall earth retaining wall soil confinement geocell system

Abweb Geocell

Abweb geocell is a three dimensional cellular matrix designed to strengthen weak soils in horizontal applications such as access roads, car parking areas and site compounds

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Abweb Geocell

Erosamat Type 4 - Biodegradable Coir Blanket

Biodegradable matting available in both plain and preseeded variations for immediate surface protection against erosion.

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Erosamat Type 4 - Biodegradable Coir Blanket
 

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Reference Materials

RSTA Code of Practice for Geosynthetics and Steel Meshs (for Inhibiting Cracking in Bituminous Bound Layers)
 

Products

Abgrid Geogrid

Abgrid biaxial geogrid can be used in a wide range of civil engineering applications such as basal reinforcement, ground stabilisation, aggregate reduction, piling platforms and foundation engineering in paved and unpaved roads and temporary works.

more...

Abgrid Geogrid

ConcertinaWeb Geocell

ABG ConcertinaWeb is a geocellular containment system which confines and strengthens infill materials and provides a cost effective solution for the reinforcement of roadside verges, preventing verge failure and material loss in the event of vehicles overrunning.

more...

ConcertinaWeb Geocell

Deckdrain Drainage Geocomposite

Deckdrain is a high performance geocomposite drainage system. Designed to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional structural drainage techniques, it provides high flow capacity and added protection to waterproofing.

more...

Deckdrain Drainage Geocomposite

Dekotex Geogrid - Bridge Deck Indicator

Dekotex indicator layer is designed specifically for use in bridge deck construction to act as warning layer to protect bridge deck waterproofing during resurfacing or repair work.

more...

Dekotex Geogrid - Bridge Deck Indicator

Erosamat Type 1 - Biodegradable Jute

Erosamat Type 1 and 1A are low cost biodegradable erosion control mats made from woven jute. They are used as an economic and environmentally friendly erosion control material for surfaces that will support plant growth.

more...

Erosamat Type 1 - Biodegradable Jute

Erosamat Type 2 - Biodegradable Coir Mesh

A heavy duty long life coir biodegradable erosion mat. Designed to prevent soil erosion and and help establish new vegetation on soil and in situations of high run-off and water velocity.

more...

Erosamat Type 2 - Biodegradable Coir Mesh

Erosamat Type 3 - Turf Reinforment Mat

Erosamat Type 3 is a closely packed matrix of polypropylene fibres thermally bonded together to create a tough and flexible, long lasting erosion control mat. 

more...

Erosamat Brown Erosion Control Geosynthetic

Erosaweb Geocell

Erosaweb geocell is designed for the reinforcement of weak soils and has many applications including retention of soils on steep slopes.

more...

Erosaweb Geocell is a cellular confinement system

Fildrain Fin Drains

Fildrain findrain drainage geocomposite is a cost effective alternative to traditional stone drainage. It collects and channels liquids and gases to a carrier pipe for transportation to a suitable discharge point. Fildrain fin drain has many applications in highway and embankment drainage.

more...

ABG Fildrain - Findrain geocomposite from ABG Geosynthetics

Piledrain

Piledrain is designed as an effective solution to the treatment of joints between contiguous and secant bored concrete piles in basement and retaining wall construction.

more...

Piledrain

Rotaflex Geogrid - Asphalt Reinforcement

Rotaflex is an asphalt reinforcing system designed to prevent premature road failure increasingly arising as a result of increasing axle loads. Ideal for Roads, Runways and Pavements.

more...

Rotaflex Geogrid - Asphalt Reinforcement

Rotagrid Geogrid - Pavement Reinforcement

Rotagrid is a self adhesive pavement reinforcement system designed to prolong the life of pavement structures and allow the use of thinner overlays.

more...

Rotagrid Geogrid - Pavement Reinforcement

Trigrid Geogrid

Trigrid EX is an innovative high performance geogrid combining fibre-reinforced polymer strips within a woven structure. Its junctions are high-strength welded which helps create an interlocking structure from a powerful combination of hybrid materials.

more...

Trigrid Geogrid

Webwall Geocell

ABG webwall is a flexible geocell retaining wall system that utilises geocell technology. Using Webwall geocell for green faced walls with near vertical faces can be built quickly and easily with the added benefit of using site won materials as fill

more...

Webwall green wall earth retaining wall soil confinement geocell system

Abweb Geocell

Abweb geocell is a three dimensional cellular matrix designed to strengthen weak soils in horizontal applications such as access roads, car parking areas and site compounds

more...

Abweb Geocell

Erosamat Type 4 - Biodegradable Coir Blanket

Biodegradable matting available in both plain and preseeded variations for immediate surface protection against erosion.

more...

Erosamat Type 4 - Biodegradable Coir Blanket
 

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