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Case Studies January 30, 2015

Workers prepare the Snap-Tite HDPE pipe for slip-insertion.

Aging culverts across the United States are failing at an alarming rate. The cost and inconvenience of digging out and replacing these systems is often unrealistic. In Kansas, the Department of Transportation (KDOT) and Johnson County embarked on a multimillion-dollar highway improvement project...
Products January 26, 2015
No need to leave grates low leaving a pothole with grate bottom. Our Inlet/Catch Basin/Monument Box Risers will save time, lower cost, eliminate traffic control and/or liability of manual adjustments. Our riser heights start at ¾-in. rise, increase in ¼-in. increments and are made to your job...
Products January 26, 2015
State DOTs and transportation authorities are turning to EarthCam to document their accelerated bridge construction projects. When looking for a camera system that keeps up with the fast-paced environment of a rapid build, agencies like Connecticut DOT and Rhode Island DOT depend on the Mobile...
Videos January 20, 2015
HeavyBid estimating and bidding software gives contractors the ability to quickly prepare a detailed cost estimate and then easily convert it into a bid.
Case Studies January 14, 2015
H&S Contracting Inc. of Moorhead, Minn., was looking for estimating software that would take the company to the next level. Its previous system, using ledger sheets and Excel documents created in-house, was outdated.   “It seemed to work well, until you change,” said Brent Syster, estimator and...
Case Studies January 14, 2015
The Geoweb load support system provided a low-maintenance, permeable load-support road surface at a staging area for a 10-acre industrial yard site for High Steel of Lancaster, Pa. Heavy traffic at the steel fabricator’s facility caused severe rutting of the existing gravel surface and costly daily...
Case Studies January 14, 2015
Over time, storm water runoff from an adjacent highway caused severe erosion of a 2H:1V embankment at an interchange in Salisbury, Md. Sloughing of large sections of the upper topsoil layer exposed the clayey sand embankment soils to surface runoff, which developed into rills and gullies that were...
Case Studies January 14, 2015
For many years, the City of Opa-Locka, Fla., had experienced severe flooding throughout its residential and business districts, due in part to its development on a flood plain.  Several factors contributed to the flooding of the city’s low-lying areas, including a limited plan to manage surface...
Case Studies January 14, 2015
On a roadside in Greendale, Wis., the Geoweb system was integrated along a half-mile section of roadway designed to support the weight of rolling vehicles that might venture off onto the shoulder. R.A. Smith & Associates—the village of Greendale’s engineer—was tasked with designing a stabilized...
Case Studies January 14, 2015
The New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department’s reconstruction of 118 miles (190 km) of four-lane highway along a northwestern route was challenged with a construction timetable of just two years and a construction season limited by cold Rocky Mountain winter weather.   With time...
Products January 13, 2015
The Geoweb system stabilizes bridge embankments by confining and controlling movement of the topsoil/vegetation, aggregate or concrete infill. The system can be designed to protect geomembranes by integrating a high-strength tendon anchorage system.
Products January 13, 2015
Protect soil from sheet and point flow with GeoRunner transition mats. These mats protect soils from scour in erosive environments and from erosion and vegetation loss in areas with intermittent or concentrated flows. GeoRunner mats are designed for culvert outfall protection; swales and drainage...
Products January 13, 2015
With the Geoweb stabilization system, problematic road shoulder erosion areas can be essentially eliminated while maintaining the roads’ strength and drivable functionality.  The confinement system eliminates low and soft shoulder problems with gravel infill or a topsoil/aggregate mix (to support...
Products January 13, 2015
The Geoweb system is a low-cost option for creating stable and permeable aggregate roads and pavements. Through confinement of infill and exceptional load distribution, this system allows a reduction in the aggregate cross section by as much as 50%. Geoweb permeable roadways and parking areas are...
Products January 13, 2015
The Geoweb solution protects right-of-way areas such as roadside embankments, bridge abutments, drainage swales and steep earthen walls from erosion, slides and washouts.  By using local infill, the system improves construction schedules and project cost savings. The Geoweb system allows variable...
Products January 13, 2015
Geoweb systems with vegetation, aggregate or concrete infill is an economical alternative to riprap, gabions or reinforced concrete channels for drainage ditches and storm water channels. These systems can be designed with the right infill material to infiltrate water or shed sheet flow. The tiered...
Products January 13, 2015
A vegetated drainage channel can be designed to resist moderate, intermittent flows and high-shear stresses with the Geoweb system and a turf reinforcement mat (TRM). A more economical and aesthetically pleasing solution for channel linings than riprap, the Geoweb/TRM system can resist up to 30 ft...
Products January 13, 2015
Protect your site with fast-to-mobilize GeoTerra GTO construction mats. These HDPE mats are built strong, but are light enough to handle without heavy equipment. The mats are up to 70% less expensive than heavier HDPE or timber mats, and they are fast to deploy and install.
Products January 13, 2015
Ruts and pavement degradation are dramatically reduced with the Geoweb system in the base layer. This system bridges soft sub-base soils, reduces base requirements up to 50% and offers greater strength improvements to the base than geogrids. It creates a stable base layer that reduces vertical...
Videos January 13, 2015
GeoTerra construction mats keep trucks rolling over soft soils. These strong, lightweight mats are up to 50% more economical than timber mats.
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