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Fast supply keeps Dapto road project running

September 6, 2021

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Project: Access roads and car park for an Aged Care Facility
Location: Dapto, NSW
Products: E’GRID Rigid Biaxial Geogrid and mastaTEX Geotextile

Project overview:

An aged care facility in Dapto is undergoing expansion with requirements for additional car parks and roads. The facility, located south of Wollongong, is undergoing extensive redevelopment and will be reopening later this year under a new name. As part of the project, new car parking spaces and roads around the facility needed to be built.

The challenge:

The contractor was tasked to build the new car park and private roads within the property, ensuring that there was minimal impact on the elderly residents. Getting the project completed quickly and with minimal noise was a critical component.

After initially excavating the area down to subgrade level, the proof rolling highlighted that the subgrade was too soft to build pavement.

The contractor was left with the choice of additional earthworks (causing timeline blowouts and additional noise pollution) or choosing a geosynthetic solution that could be installed quickly and quietly.

The solution: fast, same-day service from Polyfabrics

Naturally, the contractor preferred a geosynthetic solution, however, speed of delivery was imperative to keep the project running on schedule.

The project manager called Polyfabrics to discuss the best available geosynthetic solution, and to find out how fast we could deliver when compared to undertaking more earthworks and bringing in more subbase.

The Polyfabrics engineering team suggested a combination of E’GRID biaxial geogrid and mastaTEX separation geotextile to rectify the soft soil on site.

Plus, we advised the contractor that we could have the E’GRID and mastaTEX geotextile on a truck to site within 4 hours!

The contractor, having previously used E’GRID specified by local geotechnical engineers on past projects, placed an immediate order. E’GRIDand mastaTEX was put on our VIP Express delivery service and shipped to site immediately.

The contractor was able to install mastaTEX and E’GRID on the same day, ensuring the project stayed on track with no extra noise or time delays.

For great service and fast delivery, call Polyfabrics

Polyfabrics cares about keeping our clients on track. We stock what contractors need and get geotextiles delivered to site when and where you need them, keeping civil construction projects like this one on track.

For further technical information and advice on the best geosynthetic solutions for your project, contact Polyfabrics on 1300 287 484 or take a look at the specifications for our E’GRID geogrid product here.

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