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Compared to other geotextiles or flexible grids,
Tensar® Geogrids spread road loads over a wider area
of subgrade, lessening the impact of heavy loads and
reducing installation and maintenance costs.
How Stiff are Tensar® TriAx® Geogrids?
See for Yourself.
Take a sample of Tensar® TriAx® Geogrid and place it over the mouth of a coffee cup. Press
down and feel the resistance. Then try that with a flexible grid or any geotextile. You can feel
the difference. Now just imagine the support that Tensar TriAx Geogrids provide when placed
on soft soils.
Take a piece of fabric and a piece of Tensar
TriAx Geogrid. Push them over the edge of the
table, as illustrated. The TriAx Geogrid does
not sag. It is much more rigid than the
geotextile. That stiffness strengthens the
performance of Tensar TriAx Geogrids. Stiff
geogrids create a “snowshoe effect,”
spreading the load over a wider area of
subgrade just as a snowshoe spreads a
person’s weight over soft snow. It’s easy to
claim a product performs “just like” Tensar
Geogrids but actually proving it is a whole