Civil development works such as roadways tends to be a highly expensive affair, from the point of view of both finances and natural resources. In this case, the use of geocells offers economic benefits, while fostering conservation of our natural resources. Its applications like erosion protective systems, and load-carrying mechanism for the embankments, by either using concrete cover or nurturing vegetation, have proved to be beneficial for all parties involved.
Geocells are light-weight, yet, very strong 3-dimensional cellular confinement systems which imitate the structure of a honeycomb. This type of arrangement is widely regarded as the most reliable system used in modern times. Geocells are fabricated from HDPE strips which are ultrasonically welded. The advantage of using these strips is that they can be easily expanded which helps in forming the honeycomb-like structure. While the perforations in the structure allow a release of water pressure, the non-cohesive material fillings within the cells make the system substantially rigid. Moreover, the textures in the walls of the structure facilitate smooth soil-cell wall interaction.
Geocells can be used when in contact with rocks, soil or any other material involved in civil engineering application. These products are known to spread the load while protecting the geotechnical structures like the embankments and the slopes. They have built a reputation for providing easy engineering solutions for roads, reservoir linings, landfill closure system, industrial flooring, slope erosion protection, embankment ground improvement, lay-down areas, container yards, logistics terminals, etc. The benefits of geocells have inspired thousands of landscape architects, highway authorities and engineers, housing or retail developers, drainage consultants, and local authorities to use them and reap the economic and environmental benefits that are on offer. Additionally, they are also extremely easy to install which makes it a winning product for them.