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...
The McKee Farms Development, a new single family home community in South Jordan, Utah, originally had great soil reports. Once they began to cut the road areas they discovered the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) values to be much worse than the original reports. The owner of the development...Read More
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