Geosynthetics (ISO/TS 13434)

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Geosynthetic (ISO/TS 13434) materials are used to stabilize the earth and protect against erosion. They were initially developed in the 1950s for civil engineering projects to reduce soil erosion by water, wind, or ice. Geosynthetics (ISO/TS 13434) are one of the essential components in engineering. These materials are used for various applications, including water and gas containment, erosion control, noise barriers, and many more. Geosynthetics (ISO/TS 13434) provide an alternative to traditional construction methods with their light weight and lower cost. Geosynthetics (ISO/TS 13434) are a great way of dealing with many different types of problems from water management to noise control, geosynthetic (ISO/TS 13434) solutions are there for you. Their durability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness make them attractive for many construction jobs.


Advantages of Geosynthetics ((ISO/TS 13434))

  • The Geosynthetic(ISO/TS 13434) sheets used in landfills consume less space and can fit anywhere.
  • Geosynthetic substances are manufactured in a controlled factory environment by manufacturers who are ISO 9000 certified and have adequate quality controls.
  • The materials are high performing and less expensive to purchase.
  • Geosynthetic installation is more manageable than thick soil layers like clay, gravels which require heavy earth-moving equipment.


Types of Geosynthetics(ISO/TS 13434)

  • Separation- Geosynthetic separation function uses geotextiles to separate and cover unwanted materials from the ground. Geosynthetic separation function can be used in various ways, from preventing pollutants from contaminating groundwater resources to stopping soil erosion or mudslides.
  • Filtration- is the process of using a porous fabric to trap dirt, particles, and other solid materials in liquid. This enables clean water to be used for agriculture or drinking purposes. Geotextiles have become more popular as the world population grows because it helps reduce waste and improve efficiency when removing contaminants from natural resources that humans need.
  • Reinforcement- Geosynthetics(ISO/TS 13434) can be reinforced with steel, usually in the form of wire. Reinforcement is used to provide tensile strength and help prevent stretching or tearing. Wire reinforcement is typically applied at 3-5% of the total width of the geosynthetic material. Different types of wire can be used for reinforcement, including galvanized steel, high-tensile steel, stainless steel, or aluminum alloys. We recommend using galvanized wire for most projects because it costs less than other materials and does not rust as quickly as stainless steel when exposed to soil conditions.

Applications of Geosynthetics(ISO/TS 13434)

  • Construction of roads- Geosynthetics(ISO/TS 13434) can be used to mitigate the impact of slope instability, control water runoff from roads and dams, and provide drainage solutions for highways. Heavily trafficked roads like highways, main roads are constructed with geosynthetic solutions to provide mobility and strength. They use high-strength flat bars to support and bear strength between the base course and subsoil. Different kinds of roads like access roads and footpaths use other geosynthetic materials.
  • Drainage system- Geosynthetic drainage systems are an alternative to traditional underground drainage systems that can be used in many different applications. Geosynthetics(ISO/TS 13434) provide an innovative solution to problems with conventional granular materials, which require high maintenance and incur high costs over time for using these materials. It can perform both filtration, drainage and allow the water to pass through the plane and retain the soil particles.
  • Landfills- In the past, landfills were built on a surface of solid clay or sand. These days, however, landfill designers use geosynthetics(ISO/TS 13434) to create a barrier between the waste and the soil. This reduces gas emissions from decomposing manure and prevents liquids seeping into groundwater supplies. Geosynthetics(ISO/TS 13434) can be used in various applications such as landfill liners, leachate collection systems, landfill covers, drainage layers, and more.
  • Water management- Geosynthetics(ISO/TS 13434) are widely used to line holding ponds for fishes in large aquaculture farms. Geosynthetic liners have been proven to be the most effective way to line these types of ponds because they do not break down easily and can withstand harsh conditions such as strong waves from storms. They also have many applications to improve storing and treating wastewater, building decorative ponds, and agriculture applications.