A key product in the civil engineering sector today is the geogrid. New and upgraded roads, highways and railways commonly require embankments and steep solpes to cope with constraints of both space and soils.Geogrids provide "open" reinforcement - enabling effective interlocking within the structures subgrade.The open structure of the geogrid also provides the means to vegetable the face of steep slopes, enhancing the aesthetics and minimising environmental impact of the design, preferred amongst engineers and clients alike.
Emas Kiara manufactures the Kiaragrid - a highly versatile geogrid product with applications to both embankment base and solpe reinforcement. Kiaragrids are high strength polyester based woven geogrids manufactured using high quality coated yarns.Kiaragrids have a high tensile modulus and high strength coupled with a great interlocking capacity (required to mobilise strength)as well as superior design strength and durability.
Kiaragrid, through soil reinforcement, allows the construction of slopes at much steeper angles than would otherwise be possible.
Reinforced solpes - land take minimisation and soft green solutions
The result is reduced land take, minimising of fill material volumes and the potential for 'soft' or green ngineering by the use of vegetation on the solpe surface. When used as a basal reinforcement layer under embankments on soft ground Kiaragrid serves to enhance bearing capacity by distributing the applied loads and by providing tensile reinforcement. Significant reductions in the amount of conventional ground treatment can be achieved and the likelihood of differential settlement minimised. The result is greatly improved service life and enhanced design confidence.
Road base reinforcement In this day and age we are more commonly forced into marginal areas for construction where land is at a premium or just not available. Using Kiaragrid to reinforce slopes can make projects not only possible but also cost effective.