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Housing and Residential

Rapid retaining walls

Embankments and retaining walls can really help maximise the land space available. Our TensarTech Earth Retaining Systems can offer several benefits over traditional methods:

  • With no specialist construction skills needed, the system is easy and quick to install and can reduce build times and costs
  • The combination of modular concrete blocks and reinforcing geogrids  is durable and strong and can offer a certified design life of up to 120 years
  • High retaining walls can usually be built without major foundations, crane lifts or shuttering saving on cost and material available

Creating a stable base to roads

Weak or variable ground can present a considerable challenge in road construction. But creating a mechanically stabilised layer using Tensar geogrids can produce significant cost, time and environmental benefits.

  • Capping and sub-base layers can be reduced up to 50% with no performance loss, reducing fill material and excavation costs, time on site and construction COemissions
  • Differential settlement on variable ground or brownfield sites can be controlled using layers of geogrids to create a flexurally stiff platform
  • Geogrids can be used to improve site access and increase the bearing capacity of working platforms for tracked plant, increasing safety and reducing time on-site

Environmental benefits

With less time on-site, less excavation and less aggregate needed, Tensar Technology can offer proven reductions in construction CO2 emissions compared to conventional methods. And the environmental benefits are even greater with the use of site-won recycled material stabilised with Tensar geogrids, as the structural fill can be reduced – not to mention the cost savings from not having to remove excavated material or use expensive, taxed aggregates.

Time-saving technology for home builders from Tensar

Tensar Technology can assist with making the most of all available land, as well as reducing costs, reducing materials and speeding up construction.

Whatever your project, Tensar design can help

TensarTech Systems  have been incorporated into housing and residential projects worldwide, and a full range of case studies is available. Simply use the links at the top of the page to find out more. Our experienced team of Civil Engineers also offers expert advice, specifications, drawings, certified designs and details of pricing, and we regularly run free workshops throughout the UK.

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