With infrastructure maintenance funds taking severe cuts and the continuously rising costs of building materials and labor, contractors are under immense pressure to provide and maintain enhanced turnaround and performance—all while working with tighter budgets. Fortunately, industry practices and technologies are constantly evolving, providing companies with more efficient, innovative, and cost-friendly opportunities to build. Population growth and climate change are also major factors affecting infrastructure demands and stretching government budgets. This calls for conservation and energy conservation methods that enable the same level of performance as the sector demands, despite smaller budgets. This is where technologies like geosynthetic fabric solutions come into play. One of the more innovative solutions to infrastructure management, carefully engineered woven geotextile materials are now widely used in construction projects and other geotechnical ventures as a way to enhance overall project results.
Geosynthetic materials, like woven geotextile fabrics, are designed for use in different stages of building and construction, helping strengthen infrastructure in more ways than one. Geosynthetic fabric can help improve road design, control evaporation, preserve water, limit erosion, as well as enhance the safety, longevity, and resilience of different kinds of structures. Geotextiles can help protect the environment by aiding in the creation of more sustainable and durable infrastructures.
Geosynthetic products and materials are highly beneficial in different design and construction projects, from roads and highways to yards and other building types. Where structures are threatened by natural phenomena like premature deterioration, base course aggregate weakening, and lateral displacement, geosynthetic fabric sheets are useful in averting these possibilities and reinforcing ground safety while optimizing pavement structures—particularly those that stand on weak subgrades.
In addition to preventing lateral displacement, geogrids made with woven geotextile and similar types of geosynthetic materials also help promote confinement and aggregate interlock, which increases a structure’s bearing capacity while making sure that load forces are distributed evenly. All in all, geosynthetic materials help create more stable foundations for different kinds of structures. As a result, roadway structures and similar types of infrastructure are enhanced, all the while increasing their lifespan and durability, and reducing the need for frequent and highly involved maintenance cycles.
WINFAB is an industry-leading provider of geosynthetic fabric products, including woven geotextile fabrics and nonwoven geotextile varieties for use in a wide range of industry applications such as engineering, construction, and even agricultural uses.