What Tensar’s Geogrid Technology Can Do for Your Project

January 12, 2015 Updated: April 23, 2016

With roadways, runways and other high traffic areas being worked on so often these days, it would be really nice to find a way to make these high trafficked areas more durable, cost less to make and involve less maintenance.  Tensar has done that and more with the Tensar TriAx Geogrid technology that has been used by county and municipal agencies, state departments of transportation and private owners as well. 

This geogrid design forms a stiffer and more robust structure by the application of the Geogrid base that goes underneath the asphalt and aggregate.  This system truly optimizes pavement performance and has been used on various projects such as:

  • Parking lots
  • Low volume, light-duty rural roads
  • High-volume highways
  • Heavy-duty industrial pavements

Agencies and companies that build roadways and parking lots as well as other types of pavement including projects are always looking for ways to not only lower construction costs, but preserve the life of the pavement as well.  The Tensar TriAx Geogrid system is designed to accomplish those objectives.  

Research that has been done revealed that using the geogrid based designs reduces asphalt layer thickness 15-30% and the aggregate layer thickness 25-50%. These are significant numbers that make using this system well worthwhile!


Benefits of Tensar TriAx Geogrid Construction

There are many benefits to using this innovative and practical system.  In addition to lowering the cost of construction, service life of the pavements have been noted to last up to five times longer.  Maintenance necessity is greatly reduced since the pavements are much more durable and long lasting from the beginning.  Some more great benefits are:

  • Decreases labor and equipment requirements
  • Simplifies construction
  • Avoids overexcavation
  • Speeds up construction
  • Reduces undercut, disposal and backfill
  • Improves durability

You can learn a lot more about how this geogrid system works by watching this cool video.   It gives you a great demonstration of how the Tensar TriAx Geogrid system improves the strength of the pavement it is laid under.  It’s amazing to see the geogrid at work, so definitely check the video out!


It can really make a difference in your project outcome as you can see in this Infographic below that was put together from a project for the Van Nuys Airport in California. The Geogrid system was used to build an 8,000 ft runway and the results of using this geogrid design were incredible.  


The benefits that geogrids provide are very obvious and more construction companies are looking at the Tensar TriAx Geogrid system to lower costs and preserve the life of various pavement projects that they undertake.  It is a system that can make pavement related projects much heartier, safer and long lasting than they’ve ever been before!