Rock revetments are sloping structures combining geotextiles, engineered materials and stone that are placed on banks or cliffs in such a way as to absorb the energy of incoming water. River or coastal revetments are usually built to preserve the existing uses of the shoreline and to protect the slope, as defense against erosion. GeoSolutions Inc offers the expertise and products needed to create effective rock revetment systems.
Soil Erosion Control
Erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development, coastal areas, riverbanks and construction. Effective erosion controls are important techniques in preventing water pollution, soil loss, wildlife habitat loss and human property loss.
In urban areas erosion controls are often part of storm water runoff management programs required by local governments. The controls often involve the creation of a physical barrier, such as vegetation or rock, to absorb some of the energy of the wind or water that is causing the erosion. On construction sites they are often implemented in conjunction with sediment controls such as sediment basins and silt fences. GeoSolutions Inc offers the expertise and products needed to ensure effective soil erosion.
Geotextiles are permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain. Typically made from polypropylene or polyester, geotextile fabrics come in three basic forms: woven (resembling mail bag sacking), needle punched (resembling felt), or heat bonded (resembling ironed felt). Geotextile composites have been introduced and products such as geogrids and meshes have been developed. Overall, these materials are referred to as geosynthetics and each configuration—-geonets, geogrids and others—-can yield benefits in geotechnical and environmental engineering design. We offer the region’s most complete lineup of geotextile expertise and products.
A geogrid is geosynthetic material used to reinforce soils and similar materials. Geogrids are commonly used to reinforce retaining walls, as well as subbases or subsoils below roads or structures. Soils pull apart under tension. Compared to soil, geogrids are strong in tension. This fact allows them to transfer forces to a larger area of soil than would otherwise be the case. Geogrids are commonly made of polymer materials, such as polyester, polyethylene or polypropylene. They may be woven or knitted from yarns, heat-welded from strips of material, or produced by punching a regular pattern of holes in sheets of material, then stretched into a grid. We offer a full line of geogrid products and the expertise to needed to ensure you select the most effective solutions.
Manta Ray Earth & Rock Anchors
MANTA RAYs are driven into the ground, not augured or torqued, nor is a hole dug or drilled. There is "no disturbance" or "displacement" of soil. Unlike other anchoring systems, MANTA RAY actually compacts the soil around itself - a clean, safe and simple operation.
The anchors are driven with conventional hydraulic/pneumatic equipment that is readily available worldwide. Once driven to the proper depth, the rod/tendon attached to the anchor is pulled to rotate the anchor into undisturbed soil - like a toggle bolt. This is called "ANCHOR LOCKING" the anchor (using the MANTA RAY Anchor Locker). The anchor is pulled upon to reach the holding capacity required which is measured by a gauge on the "ANCHOR LOCKER." Each anchor is immediately proof loaded to the exact capacity required. No other system offers this feature.
Turf reinforcement products stabilize soils using both natural vegetation and engineered products with the goal of minimizing soil erosion. We offer a variety of turf reinforcement products that when used in combination with each other offer the proper of including cost, speed of implementation, ability to vegetate, and meet a variety of cost longevity and performance criteria.
A geomembrane is very low permeability synthetic membrane liner or barrier used with any geotechnical engineering related material so as to control fluid (or gas) migration in a human-made project, structure, or system. Geomembranes are made from relatively thin continuous polymeric sheets, but they can also be made from the impregnation of geotextiles with asphalt, elastomer or polymer sprays, or as multilayered bitumen geocomposites.