Railway construction


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TenCate geosynthetics enhance the performance and the design life of railway construction structures.  For these applications, a TenCate geosynthetic is installed as separation and filter layers in areas where groundwater is a problem. TenCate geosynthetics offer the ideal characteristics of robust mechanical properties coupled with high water flow capabilities.

In railway tracks, our product is placed between the existing formation and the ballast layer to prevent the sub-grade from pumping into the ballast layer, thereby maintaining structural integrity.  The use of a geosynthetic significantly increases the periods between track maintenance, with considerable savings in labor and material costs.

The following techniques are used in railway construction: