Foundation Construction and Improvement

Developers, engineers and contractors know: building reliable foundations over poor soils can be expensive, time-consuming, labor-intensive, difficult to stage, and environmentally challenging.

Tensar International offers two innovative foundation construction and improvement systems as alternatives to conventional techniques. Both incorporate Tensar® Geogrids to create stiffened platforms that distribute loads more efficiently over underlying soils, increasing their effective bearing capacity and decreasing differential settlement. The result: foundations where structural integrity is enhanced, construction schedules are reduced and project costs are lowered. 

The Prism® Foundation Improvement System is used for the construction of embankments, bridge approach fills, causeways, levees and dikes over weak soils, including wetlands. The Prism System consists of a composite structure which creates a reliable embankment foundation with significant cost advantages. The system reduces construction footprint, differential settlement potential and fill requirements. 

<strong>Economical and Reliable Foundations for Sites with Poor Soils</strong>

Tensar Systems provide foundations where structural integrity is enhanced, construction schedules are reduced and project costs are lowered.

The Dimension® Foundation Improvement System is used to support shallow structural foundations. This mechanically stabilized structure, composed of aggregate fill and Tensar® TriAx® Geogrid, is placed beneath spread footings to resist differential settlement on weak, compressible soils.

 

TriAx® Geogrid and the use thereof are protected by U.S. Patent No. 7,001,112.

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