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Tensar Uniaxial (UX) Geogrids

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Tensar has a wide range of systems employed in the construction of bridge abutments, retaining walls, steep slopes and embankment basal mattresses, and the majority of them rely on one piece of Tensar Technology in particular in order to reinforce the soil and create the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) layers: the Tensar uniaxial geogrid.

There are two types of uniaxial geogrid from Tensar, RE and UX, both of which are made from selected grades of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin. Over the past 30 years, the long term (creep) load characteristics of Tensar uniaxial geogrids has undergone extensive study and there is independent certification that shows their suitability for reinforced soil structures, with a design life of 120 years. Tensar uniaxial geogrids are highly durable and very robust and their long-term strength and partial factors used to determine design strength have been rigorously tested and documented. Available in a range of strengths, they are characterized by long, slim apertures and integral junctions, designed to interlock with fill materials, making them a key component in Tensartech Earth Retaining Systems. You can see the critical role they play for yourself, by watching our construction animations.

The integral junctions and stiff transverse ribs of Tensar uniaxial geogrids allow for the use of purpose-made connectors, to form high strength connection to modular blocks in Tensartech Wall Systems. The Tensartech Systems incorporating Tensar uniaxial geogrids are delivered with the full support of our team of experienced engineers, who are able to offer everything up to a full design and supply service, in order to assist you in finding the most suitable solution for your project.

The key structural component in TensarTech Earth Retaining Systems geogrid reinforcement.

  • Independently certified long-term design strengths and factors (BBA and others)
  • Outstanding chemical resistance
  • 120-year certified design life
  • Bodkins allow high efficiency site joints and connections
  • Rolls easy and rapid to handle and install
  • Designed to interlock with soil and fill materials
  • Available in a range of design strengths
  • Manufactured to rigorous, certified Quality Management systems
  • Full design service available


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For more than 30 years, Tensar’s innovative ground stabilization solutions have proven ideal for many kinds of construction and subgrade improvement projects, including paved and unpaved roads, parking lot, airfields, heavy duty pavements and working platforms. We also offer full technical support including design software, expert advice and site assessments.

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