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Geosynthetics

Our total geosynthetic package has been continuously developed and expanded since 1995, providing all our customers with technical support, specification and design services, helping you find the solution to all your geosynthetic requirements.

A roll of Geogrid

Geosynthetic solutions

Geosynthetic products play an integral role in the majority of the building, civil and marine engineering projects. While the range of applications and uses is vast, the functions can be broken down into six broad categories: Separation, Protection, Filtration, Erosion control, Reinforcement and Drainage.

SX Composite Geogrid installation
Combined geogrid and geotextile

Have you considered SX Composite?

Achieve time savings when acquiring materials and overall quicker installations, thanks to SX Composite, a all-in-one solution that performs as both a biaxial geogrid and a geotextile. SX Composite consists of nonwoven geotextile thermally bonded to our popular SX range of geogrid. It provides the functions of reinforcement, separation and filtration into one single product, rather than having to use two separate solutions, which offers significant savings.

ProtectaWeb installation at botanical gardens
Looking for tree root protection?

ProtectaWeb prevents damage to tree roots

Whether you're building pathways, roads, car parks or lorry parks, ProtectaWeb provides reliable tree root protection in all types of soil, without any digging required.

The system is simply placed on the existing ground, filled and finished with a porous surface. The cells are filled with a clean angular stone which allows drainage and aeration through the cells. Perforated cell walls provide drainage, minimising hydrostatic build up while ensuring the maximum supply of water to the tree roots, even when installed on a gradient.

E'GRID reduces thicknesses of compounds and haul roads
Achieve significant savings

Reduce your projects carbon emissions with geogrids

Wrekin geogrids can play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions across a project. There's numerous ways this is achieved, including:

  • By reducing the amount of earthworks required on-site before the grids go into the ground. This reduces the amount of plant required, and their associated emissions.
  • Reducing the thickness of a haul road, compound or similar. This thickness is created with aggregate which requires extraction, processing, and transport. By minimising the aggregate you will significantly reduce embodied carbon. Wrekin geogrids can provide equivalent load bearing capabilities to sub-bases twice as thick, providing aggregate savings of up to 50%.
  • Minimising the likelihood of repairs. Geogrids provide reinforcement, leading to higher quality, stronger sub-bases, which can result in longer lasting and harder wearing installations, requiring less repairs and maintenance.

Geosynthetics ranges

Geosynthetic statistics

reduction available on the thickness of a compound or haul road.

50%

cost reductions available when using Wrekin Geogrid.

40%

of proven real world project experience.

20years

CO2e not emitted thanks to E'GRID installations during 2022.

>900t

Geosynthetics functions

Geosynthetic products play an integral role in the majority of building, civil engineering and rail projects. While the range of applications and uses is vast, the functions can be broken down into six broad categories: Filtration, Separation, Reinforcement, Drainage, Protection and Containment.

  • Filtration

    Allows the passage of water while restricting the movement of soil. Our high quality geosynthetics can provide a good level of filtration for the majority of soil types, allowing water but not soils to pass through.

    Applications: Landfill, drainage, earth embankments

    Filtration geosynthetics function
  • Separation

    Prevents different soil layers from unwanted mixing. Using our geosynthetic products can avoid aggregate bases or sub-bases mixing into soils, and will save costs by removing the need for additional granular layers.

    Applications: Compounds, haul roads, horse ménage, piling and working platforms

    Separation geosynthetics function
  • Reinforcement

    Resists stresses, reduces deformations, and can support weaker subgrade. Base or sub-base reinforcement can be achieved with the use of a geosynthetic at the bottom layer,
    increasing support of the ground whilst reducing the amount of soil or gravel required.

    Applications: Haul roads, compounds, piling & working platforms, embankments, slopes, bunds, walls

    Reinforcement geosynthetic function
  • Drainage

    The use of a geosynthetic to collect and transport fluids. A reduction in the thickness of drainage layers can save money on aggregate stones whilst giving a more consistent and more protected solution.

    Applications: French drains, open ditches

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  • Protection

    Reduces damage to an adjacent surface, acting as stress reduction. A practical solution for areas which may be particularly prone to wear. Our geosynthetic products can ensure the protection of soils, grasses and gravel areas.

    Applications: Embankments, car parks, bunds, walls, landfill, attenuation tanks

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  • Containment

    Prevents the migration of liquids through the soil. Offers solutions for either aggressive
    containment or contaminated land. These products provide a barrier that offers pollution
    control in varied applications.

    Applications: SUDs, ponds, lakes, lagoons, landfill

    Containment geosynthetics icon
Haul road using Wrekin geosynthetics

How geosynthetics can help

Our solutions have been successfully used on thousands of projects. From major road and rail infrastructure projects to car parks, housing estates, garden landscaping and coastal defences.

Whatever market you operate in, take a look at how we can help you to minimise costs, save time and improve efficiencies. Simply put, we are the experts, and however big or small your project may be, we are always available and ready to help.

Infrastructure

Geosynthetics help to conserve energy and promote more durable and sustainable structures. Our solutions can assist in minimising the carbon footprint of infrastructure developments while saving natural resources and reducing transported materials.

Housing

Housing developments require reliable, rapid, and durable solutions. With the ever-growing demand for more homes and quicker build times, geosynthetics can play a crucial role in the early stages of a development.

Rail

Rail construction projects require geosynthetic solutions for wide ranging rail applications. Typically, geotextiles and geogrids are specified, however many of our other products can also play a key role.

E'GRID

Landfill

Reliable and durable geosynthetics are critical in landfill applications. We provide liners to suppress the vertical migration of liquids and gases, and drainage solutions that allow liquids to collect and limit the potential for leaks.

Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Geogrids being installed at Norwich North Recycling Centre
Continuing Professional Development

Value engineering with geogrids

This CPD will help you to understand the background of our range of products on offer, where they’re used, what makes them different, and what to look out for when specifying.

  • Learn about the different geogrid forms and what makes them different.
  • Understand the different manufacturing processes and their impacts
  • Understand how geogrids work to provide reinforcement properties
  • Learn how geogrids can add value to a project through value engineering

Geosynthetics in action

Working side by side

A supportive team

We have developed a strong reputation in the civil engineering sector thanks to our skilled teams wealth of experience. We offer the best technical expertise with exceptional customer support. Our team works with asset owners, developers, main contractors, ground workers and local authorities throughout a construction scheme’s lifecycle, including:

Initial project support

Listening and working with customers to fully understand their requirements. We provide pre-tender and tender support to lend a competitive edge.

Product specification

Our technical experts and value engineering service means that you have access to the best advice and support.

Design schemes

Our talented team provides full design services, with the added bonus of supporting documentation and drawings.

Advice and site meetings

We understand the value of regular site meetings, helping to improve communication, giving installation advice and ensuring each project is completed successfully, right down to the project review

Contact us

Contact us

Whether you are looking for live project support, or are in the initial stages of specification, we are always on hand and happy to help.

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