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Geosynthetic products can help construction to be faster and more cost-effective, while increasing the service life of structures. Geosynthetics can separate good materials from bad and help facilitate drainage, both of which will improve pavement performance. Different types of geosynthetics have different functions, but all are manufactured polymeric materials used with rock, soil, or other geotechnical material in construction and engineering projects. A recent project in a remote part of Arizona showed the benefit of geosynthetics when the Arizona Department of Transportation had to open an alternate route when a road had to be closed due to a landslide. Use of a geogrid helped save money and time in paving a detour road.


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  • Accession Number: 01531630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 2014 11:10PM