Geogrid for retaining wall
TENSAR RE AND UX
Tensar has a wide range of systems used to construct retaining walls, bridge abutments, steep slopes and embankment basal mattresses, and the majority of them rely on one piece of Tensar Technology in particular to reinforce the soil and create the mechanically stabilised 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. The long term (creep) load characteristics of Tensar uniaxial geogrids has been extensively studied over the past 30 years and there is independent certification attesting their suitability for reinforced soil structures with a design life of 120 years. Tensar uniaxial geogrids are very durable and robust. Their long term strength and partial factors used to determine design strength have been well tested and documented. Available in a range of strengths, they are characterised by long, slim apertures and integral junctions, designed to interlock with fill materials, which makes them a key component in TensarTech Earth Retaining Systems. You can see the crucial role they play by watching our construction animations.