groundcover Stabilization of gravel, sand, limestone, or tezontle floors or paths using mesh.
In floor or path stabilization groundcover – for example, unpaved construction roads or cost-effective roads (such as rural pathways, etc.) – geotextile mesh is utilized to stabilize the terrain. By forming a compact layer of material, the load is distributed, thus reducing stresses created within the subsoil.
All of this is of paramount importance when the ground is composed of materials like gravel, tezontle, or stones. If proper compaction is not achieved, the underlying soil is prone to noticeable deformation. This results in the formation of deep grooves, rendering the path impassable over time.
When a geosynthetic product is applied between the base soil and the fill layer, the following benefits are obtained:
- Reduction in the thickness of the covering layer and, consequently, stabilization times.
- Longer lifespan of the path.
- Decrease in construction costs.
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Using mesh to reinforce soft soils with low load-bearing capacity can reduce costs for excavation, eliminate traditional consolidation systems, and significantly shorten stabilization times.
Groundcover for Slope Reinforcement
Effective erosion control on slopes has always posed a challenging problem. This is because a robust protective layer must be established to absorb energy and prevent soil erosion.
The inner layer plays a particularly delicate role as it needs to be both permeable and sufficiently “compact” to prevent the migration of fine soil particles.
Our geosynthetic products for floor stabilization are deform-resistant meshes designed to prevent any material, such as gravel or tezontle, from sinking. Whether on roads, parking lots, small pedestrian streets, or highways, stabilization mesh enhances tensile strength. It can be applied on vertical and horizontal surfaces, allowing drainage while maintaining material compactness. It’s ready for use without requiring assembly and can be cut to the desired size.
Soil Reinforcement through Mesh Compaction with Sand
The surface is stabilized and reinforced by filling and compacting the material, either manually or with machines. The mesh is secured with U-shaped nails beforehand. Once the geogrids are filled with sand or gravel, a layer is spread over the top to ensure full coverage. The meshes are joined together by stapling them.
When Floor Stabilization is Needed groundcover
Soil stabilization is necessary when materials on roads are not compacted and are prone to erosion, especially after heavy rainfall. In many cases, merely replenishing and leveling the material isn’t sufficient, as the roads quickly become muddy and unstable, depending on the soil composition.
Gravel stabilization meshes are manufactured from high-density polypropylene, treated to withstand sunlight, and designed to endure pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Applications: parking lots, private and public roads, parks, golf courses, driveways.
The placement of a high-tensile geosynthetic mesh between layers of compacted soil allows for a geotextile-soil composite system. The stabilization mesh serves as a reinforcement element due to its high friction properties and stress-absorbing capacity.
Our products are particularly suitable for stabilizing dirt roads, sand paths, tezontle, limestone, and more.
Thanks to their geometry, geogrids can be easily and quickly joined. Simply place the mesh on the ground, ensuring that the cells are filled with material. This prevents the pieces from moving and anchors them to the soil. Ideal for paving small roads.
Erosion Control and Optimal Drainage
Geotextiles are used for retaining materials (soil, particles, tezontle, gravel) on slopes due to their unique cellular confinement system. Simultaneously, they promote water drainage.
To prevent erosion on slopes with inclines on roads, railways, river and lake banks, ponds, and canals, they form a supportive subsurface layer that ensures even and long-lasting construction, allowing for greater load capacity. They are permeable to water but not to chemicals and biological elements.
The stabilization mesh is a robust, resistant, and durable product.groundcover
Save on raw material costs and enhance work performance compared to traditional construction technical solutions.
The effectiveness of many projects over time is also based on controlling the amount of water present in the soil.
Wherever there’s a flow of water in the soil, measures must be taken because fine particles are not eliminated and can damage constructed structures.
If water infiltration isn’t controlled, continuous drainage flow will lead to blockages.
Procuring granular materials of various sizes for traditional filter construction is generally very costly.
A more cost-effective solution can be achieved by encasing drainage with a geosynthetic product.
This approach allows for the use of less expensive gravel, as the sole requirement is that it has sufficiently high permeability and can effectively drain the water from the area.
Geotextiles are used to perform three fundamental functions: reinforcement, filtration, and separation.
A reinforcement geotextile must be capable of developing required stresses with low deformations. In this case, the short-term and long-term mechanical behavior of the geotextile directly depends on the polymer and its manufacturing process.
Geotextiles are also used as filtering elements, serving as an alternative to natural filters made of granular material. From a hydraulic perspective, two decisive parameters influence the choice of a filtration geotextile: permeability and filtration diameter. Another important characteristic is that the geotextile’s thickness must be limited to reduce the tendency to clog the filter.groundcover
Lastly, geosynthetics excel as separation elements between soils, a particularly important property in road and railway applications.
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