High performance weave is capable of performing many functions of a geogrid whilst offering the benefits of a woven geotextile.
Gridtex is a high performance woven geotextile engineered for reinforcement applications and is ideal for strengthening a wide range of materials. It is capable of fulfilling many of the functions required of a geogrid whilst at the same time offering all the benefits of a woven geotextile.
- Stabilisation of granular layers
- Stabilisation of soft soil formations
- Permanent and temporary access roads
- Site compounds
- Sludge lagoon closures
- Trench covers
- High surface friction
- Allows thinner construction depths
- Cost effective
- High strength
- Multiple functions in a single layer
Gridtex has an extremely high surface friction which interacts fully with adjacent aggregate materials without the necessity for the interlock often required in a geogrid. The interaction with the aggregate layers allows the use of a thinner construction depth which offers cost savings on the project as well as reducing the environmental impact.
Gridtex has equivalent capacity at low strain to geogrid products with similar strength grading. However, the increased ultimate tensile strength provides additional security to the construction. ABG have completed a shear box testing programme with UKAS accredited laboratories to characterise the performance in different materials.
Most engineers are aware that on ground of CBR >3% research has shown that geogrids needs the addition of a geotextile to prevent the intrusion of fines which severly reduces performance. Gridtex performs the function of both geogrid and geotextile in one which gives a significant cost saving.
Using Gridtex provides cost effective stabilisation for subbase and capping layers. It can also be used for formation reinforcement of earth embankments, for sludge lagoon closures, trench covers and beds.
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