New-Age Geosynthetic Solutions to Age-Old Problems
Geosynthetic: a modern-era word with old world roots.
- “Geo” is Greek for “earth” or “ground”.
- “Synthetic” means “combination of things” but has come to mean “artificial”
Is it the same as “AstroTurf”?
No. Let’s dig into it. No construction mats needed.
Modern Solutions to Ancient Problems
For roads, harbours, foundations, and general landscaping, stabilizing poor soil has been challenging builders for centuries.
With the advent of strong, man-made compounds, geosynthetic materials began to develop and things improved greatly. New words that all started with “geo” were introduced to common jobs like slope stabilization and pavement installation. A new family of technologies:
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The most dramatic and most effective improvement was the geocell. “Cellular confinement” became a realistic option for any project and has proven to be the best way to strengthen less-than-ideal soils and infills.
All these technologies have two things in common:
- They’re made of strong, non-corroding plastic compounds to last a long time.
- They help soils or aggregates to stay put longer so they can support weight or maintain slopes better than ever before.
In the 21st century, Tough Cell and Paradox raised the bar for geosynthetics and delivered a one-two punch to achieve improved strength and durability in road and earthworks.
- First, Tough Cell geocell is made of Neoloy, to date, the strongest and most durable geosynthetic ever made.
- Second, comprehensive and proven geotechnical engineering was used to determine the best combinations of technologies for every application.
- The science doesn’t stop with the product.
- Paradox signature projects come with an engineer’s stamp of approval for quality and durability assurance.
The Bottom Line
It’s true that construction costs can be lowered by using a geosynthetic solution, but the real savings are realized over the lifetime of the project. A new-age product made to solve many age-old problems. Coming soon to a road near you.