Often poor subgrade soils do not possess the strength to support trackbed construction activities and the subsequent AREMA requirements. Installed at the bottom of the sub-ballast, Nilex’s subgrade separation and stabilization geosynthetic materials help distribute imposed loads more efficiently over the underlying subgrade, leading to a reduction in the required sub-ballast layer thickness.
Including Nilex’s geogrid and geotextile products in trackbed design improves the subgrade support – and ultimately the lifespan of the structure – by reducing and spreading the stress on the weak subgrade.
The EnviroGrid cellular confinement system (geocell) is produced from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and has three dimensional cells that contain, confine and reinforce a variety of fill materials including native fill, topsoil, granular or concrete. This material has excellent resistance to...
Colorado highways are subject to two conditions many states are lucky to avoid: High elevation and extended periods of low temperature. Combining those elements with heavy traffic loads, the stretch of U.S. Highway 50 running past Gunnison, Colorado, has experienced rutting and cracking. The...Read More
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