Base Reinforcement with Synteen Biaxial Geogrids
Synteen grids have been used to reinforce soil structures for state DOTs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, the FHWA & private developments.
For roads, parking lots, levees and other construction projects, Synteen biaxial geogrids provide cost-effective base reinforcement and subgrade improvement. We carry the two most widely used Synteen base reinforcement grids:
Other SF series grids are available by special order.
The grids improve shear strength in aggregate base courses by laterally confining base course materials. This improved shear strength allows designers to reduce project costs by reducing base course thickness. The amount of base material that can be saved depends on the strength of the supporting subgrade.
The grids are made from high-tenacity multifilament yarns of high-molecular-weight polyester, coated with a PVC material and woven into a stable network placed under tension. They are inert to biological degradation and resistent to naturally encountered chemicals, alkalis and acids. They are flexible grids that roll out easily, reducing manpower needed for installation.
The standard roll size is 12 feet by 150 feet; custom widths also are available to maximize design efficiency. For optimum performance, Synteen biaxial geogrid should be placed in the middle of the aggregate base course. Maximum vertical spacing between grid layers is 12 inches.
To find out more about Synteen base reinforcement solutions, use our information request form or contact your VERSA-LOK Midwest sales representative at 800.770.4525.