Our geotechnical engineers and operations teams specialize in designing, manufacturing and supplying ArmaGrid solutions that address the need for:
- Basal reinforcement
- Piled embankments
- Pavement reinforcement
- Void bridging
Engineered solutions providers
Geoquest provides clients with a full scope of work, from inception to completion which is the result of extensive transnational engineering and experience. Our teams manage the development of engineered solutions and worldwide delivery by experienced geotechnical engineers.
ArmaGrid is made of polypropylene, by the process of stretching of high-quality punched sheet in one direction under strictly controlled conditions. ArmaGrid – UXPP has consistent high-performance properties including high tensile strength up to 300KN/m and high modulus, ageing resistance, chemical and biological durability. These products are used where high strength is required for a relatively short period, for example during the consolidation of embankment foundations.
- Foundation Treatment: ArmaGrid – UXPP with their high tensile strength and optimum interlock characteristics, combined with compacted granular fill, with its high compressive strength, provide an integrated load-bearing platform on soft ground.
- Embankment on Soft Soil: Often considerable consolidation takes place in the soft soil before it develops adequate bearing capacity during the construction of high embankments. The conventional process is to build the embankment in stages so that the embankment height is only increased as the ground develops sufficient strength to support the embankment, without risk of global stability failures. Under these conditions, construction time can be significantly shortened by using High Strength Uniaxial PP ArmaGrid to reinforce the base of the embankment. ArmaGrid – UXPP are useful for strengthening of soft soil for dam construction, land reclamation project and alike.
- Temporary Reinforced Slope: ArmaGrid – UXPP can be used to build reinforced steep slopes required for relatively short service life periods (typically, less than 5 years), in which the long term design strength of soil reinforcement is ignored in design. Such applications are necessary for construction of temporary elevated diversions, protective bunds, steep slopes and overpass embankments and for short term construction needs like for flyovers, interchanges, bridging and underpass solutions where space constraints and site encumbrances prevent permanent works at early construction stages.