The range of drainage media products and their use in various applications continues to expand. For that reason, it is very important to evaluate each particular product in relation to its intended application. Today's civil engineering projects use geocomposite drainage media products in four primary functions: (1) Sheet drains remove water and relieve hydrostatic pressures behind vertical wall elements, such as retaining walls and building foundations; (2) Longitudinal edge drains intercept and remove ground water under horizontal slabs, and are generally used as road drains along the perimeter; (3) Soil interceptor drains, similar in construction to edge drains, collect water in turf settings, parks and golf courses; and (4) Wick drains remove ground water and are usually installed vertically. The same drainage media products are used, under different conditions, in waste containment applications. This article consists of a list of geosynthetic drainage media products, indicating the following for each: manufacturer; product name; structure; polymer composition; dimensional properties; standard crush strength; transmissivity; and additional comments.

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    Cahners Publishing Company

    275 Washington Street
    Newton, MA  United States  02158-1630
  • Authors:
    • Popp, D
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

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  • Accession Number: 00496703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM