Building a temporary dyke with geosynthetics
The year 2013 saw the start of a substantial reconstruction of part of the centre of a major city in Russia. The city, situated on the Volga, plays an important commercial, historical and cultural role. The renovation involves buildings, sports facilities and roads – one such road bridging a tributary.
Every day thousands of cars cross this river. To avoid any risk of serious delays or even collapse, it was decided to build a road on a temporary dyke. Woven TenCate Geolon® PET 300 has been applied as basal reinforcement to provide this temporary dyke with sufficient stability.
Unrolling and placement of TenCate Geolon® PET 300 rolls
The heavy construction has been realized thanks to the Universidad this summer. The dyke has been constructed and successfully removed after three months of work.
The side of embankment with TenCate Geolon® PET showed a better result than the other side, which had a settlement underneath the heavy traffic.
Fixing of TenCate Geolon® PET 300 rolls with U-shaped pins
TenCate Polyfelt® Geolon PET is a woven geotextile for soil reinforcement, especially for embankments on soil with poor load-bearing capacity and embankments on pile foundations. The material has a long life span and huge strain and creep resistance. What’s more, it aids the separation of soil layers.
Installation of the sand layer above TenCate Geolon® PET 300