This article concerns a Danish-developed low-cost synthetic blanket material which has successfully been used on a reading building site to overcome soft ground conditions which had previously made movement of heavy vehicles impossible. It explains that fibertex filtersheet is a non-woven synthetic material of 95% poly-propylene, 5% polyester, which is permeable to water but holds back sands and soils. It has a good resistance to acids and alkalis and is not attacked by mildew. It has been used extensively in Denmark for nine years as a reinforcement, membrane and filter. Normal overlapping joints are all that are necessary. It needs only to be covered with reject gravel and topped with crushed quarrystone. All the vehicles concerned with the piling contract have been driven over this with no adverse effects. This particular contract, at a cost of 260,000 lasts for 6 months and basic details of the contract are given. It is suggested that the material could be used for dewatering and could be used to keep sites open in winter and easier to maintain in the summer. /TRRL/

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 33
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  • Accession Number: 00126201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM