Traditional soil stabilization methods involving the construction of steep embankments or vertical retaining walls sometimes prove to be an expensive solution. Bontec® HighStrength geotextiles now offer a new cost effective construction option.
Through their outstanding tensile strength, high modulus of elasticity, low creep and excellent resistance to ultraviolet radiation, reinforcing geosynthetics offer one of the best guarantees of a durable and reliable construction.
During embankment construction over weak impervious soils, excess pore water pressures frequently develop and may lead to the formation of slip planes.
Alternatively HS geotextiles can provide a cost-saving method through the provision of a basal reinforcement layer that prevents the formation of slip planes and restricts the deformation of the embankment until such time as the foundation soil itself gains adequate stability.