Geosynthetic Textiles
Geogrid resources for retaining walls and other applications

Typical Applications

Engineers will determine the proper type of geogrid to use in each application. Here are some typical situations in which geogrid is used.

Wall Reinforcement: Retaining walls, noise barriers, bridge supports or sea walls.

Slope Reinforcement: Landfills, embankments and/or overpasses for highways, landslide surfaces.

Base Reinforcement: Foundations for roads, parking lots, railroad track beds, airport tarmacs.

Berm Reinforcement: Levees, containment ponds, spillway channels for earthen dams.

Geogrids are synthetically made with polymer-coated fibers.


Poor soil or inadequate load bearing capabilities in construction projects require the use of reinforcement from some type of geosynthetic textile. Steep slopes can be strengthened with geogrids.

Geogrids of today make stabilizing earthen structures possible at lower cost than older construction methods.

The net-shaped design of geogrid, its strength, mesh size and base materials used determines the stabilization effect on the soils. As the soils or other fill material interlock, stabilization occurs.

Tencate, Mirafi geogrid
Miragrid® XT uniaxial geogrids are high performance woven polyester and polymer-coated geogrids used for soil reinforcement.  Miragrid® XT uniaxial geogrids are used in Mechanically Stabilized Earth applications including internally reinforced walls, segmental retaining walls (SRW's), and steepend slopes.  Miragrid® XT uniaxial geogrids provide high, long-term design strengths (LTDS) and excellent soil interaction.  Miragrid® XT uniaxial geogrids are constructed of high tenacity, high molecular weight, woven polyester to deliver long-term performance. http://www.tencate.com/

TenCate Geosynthetics North America Corporate Headquarters
365 South Holland Drive - Pendergrass, Georgia  30567
Tel:  706-693-2226 - Fax: 706-693-4400

Strata Systems has extensive experience with retaining walls of all types. Our grid products have been proven in many installations throughout North America with a broad variety of modular block facings.
380 Dahlonega Road, Suite 200 - Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: 1.800.680.7750 - 770.888.6688 - Fax: 770.888.6680

Synteen Technical Fabrics, Inc., a privately owned US corporation, specializes in the manufacturing of polyester yarns into a variety of products for the construction and mining industries. From it’s inception as Synteen Technologies in 1998, Synteen has grown from a regional company servicing the Southeast United States, to providing products and services throughout North American, Mexico and the Caribbean. Our client-focused approach to business has helped make us one of the fastest growing producers of geosynthetics in the world.
Home Office Phone: 800-796-8336 - Fax: 803-416-8344

Tensar International Corporation improves property values by providing technology-driven site solutions for common development problems such as grade changes requiring retaining walls, and poor soil conditions affecting the cost of roadways, parking lots, and building structures. These solutions, based on patented Tensar® Geogrids, offer cost-effective alternatives to traditional construction methods.
5883 Glenridge Drive, Suite 200 - Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: 888-828-5140 - Fax: (404) 250-0461



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