Low quality or nonexistent infrastructure can have adverse affects on the quality of life for people living in these poor infrastructure communities. Building infrastructure correctly is normally a very expensive project and cheaper solutions can often lead to higher maintenance costs in the future. Finding a good balance between quality and cost is difficult, however with new innovation and technology customers now have other inexpensive solutions such as geocell reinforced concrete.
Using concrete and geocell together combines the strength of traditional concrete slabs with the flexibility and adaptability of modern geosynthetic technology. This pavement innovation allows for fast installation, cost effective, and more resilient roads to overcome the challenges of cost vs quality.
The 3D structure acts as the formwork for concrete reinforced with strengthening fibers. The increased concrete strength and confinement properties of the geocell system requires less concrete depth to support a given applied load. Geocell delivers the heavy-duty load support of a thick traditional concrete slab—without the need for rebar or formwork. Small shrinkage gaps between the geocell walls and the cured concrete allow the system to flex, essentially creating controlled joints at the cell wall perimeter.
Benefits of Geocell Reinforced Concrete
Reduces overall cross section 15-25%—even more when concrete costs are high and resources are limited
Relieves hydrostatic pressure and manages surface water
Eliminates formwork and need for further reinforcement
Controls cracking with no need for expansion joints
Assures exact concrete depth
Easier installation with shorter construction time
Geocell Reinforced Concrete pavements exhibit the flexibility of articulating permeable pavers with the strength of hard-armored concrete slabs—but with less cross section. This reduction results in a 15-25% cost savings. The integral 3D geocell confinement structure offers additional benefits such as eliminating the need for formwork and reinforcement, assures uniform concrete depth, controls pavement cracking, and helps manage surface water runoff. This makes geocell applications in concrete perfect for big jobs, such as those required by large infrastructure projects and for small projects at home like paving a driveway.
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