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Unpaved Structures

Introduction

The required aggregate layer thickness of unpaved surfaces - particularly in heavy equipment yards and industrial working areas - is primarily dependent on axle loads, vehicle passes and subgrade strength. Weak subgrades combined with heavy wheel loads and intense traffic will cause unpaved surfaces to quickly rut, pothole and deteriorate.

Nilex can provide cost effective alternatives to traditional construction methods that will help reduce aggregate thickness while preserving the quality of the unpaved surface and reducing the frequency of surface maintenance.

Solutions

Road Optimization

From yards to haul roads to major roadways, Nilex’s geogrids provide a proven solution to base reinforcement and road surface optimization. Road structures can fail prematurely due to the lateral displacement and weakening of base course aggregate. The structural strength provided by...

Subgrade Stabilization

Often poor subgrade soils do not possess the strength to support road construction activities and the subsequent intended traffic loads. Nilex’s roadway reinforcement and stabilization materials maximize load distribution and increase the effective bearing capacity of the subgrade to help...

Talbot Wind Farm Access Roads

The Talbot Wind Farm is a 103.5 MW wind energy project constructed on approximately 9,000 acres of private agricultural land in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The site is located along Talbot Trail near the town of Ridgetown, between Highway 401 and the shore of Lake Erie. Access to the...

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ECO₂ Calculator

Get FREE access now! Using the Nilex ECO2 Calculator, you can calculate the economic savings and environmental benefits achieved by implementing our engineered geosynthetic materials - geogrids and geotextiles - in any road construction design versus conventional materials and methods.

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Testimonials

I want to thank you for getting things organized as quickly as you did for us and for the follow up calls and site visits that allowed us to get this work done and meet our schedule dates for the road work. As well, your product knowledge and ability to provide the technical support when dealing with the consultants was a major help in getting the system approved and installed correctly.

Bob T, Project Manager, MGP Construction Ltd.

Not only was there a substantial cost savings realized by the client, there was also a benefit to the road structure as well. The original design road structure number was 3.780 and a calculated traffic (ESALs) of 2,147,000. The revised road structure number using the TX5 is 4.260 and a calculated traffic (ESALs) of 4,593,000.

Jim B, C.E.T., Senior Project Manager, WSP Canada Inc.

Nilex was an invaluable asset in the successful completion of the Troutbrooke Drive Slope Stabilization project in Toronto, by providing engineering assistance, installation training and continuous on and off site technical support.

Terraprobe Engineering

The CULTEC system was simple to install. We will be recommending, and looking forward to using the Cultec system for future projects.

Kang Construction

We love you guys for getting this project [Energy Environmental Experiential Learning (EEEL) Building Grounds] completed in the timelines required.

S. Chan, EllisDon

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With 38 years' experience in the geosynthetics industry and a long-standing commitment to the environment, our highly qualified staff can assess your needs and work with you to determine the best solution for the challenge you're facing.

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