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November 2010 – Greeneville Airport

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Greeneville Airport: November – 2010

Engineer: Ed McHugh – Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc.

Geotechnical Engineer: Dennis Huckaba – GEOServices, LLC

The Problem:

The contractor encountered soft, wet soil in between pinnacle rock formations in the subgrade under a taxiway.  This soil was inadequate for the support of the taxiway.

Potential Solutions:

  1. Lime stabilization
  2. Remove problem material
  3. Undercut and replace with a Geotextile fabric, Geogrid, and a structural fill

Final Recommendation:

After the cost and life cycle of each potential solution was analyzed, the choice was clear.  The Geotextile fabric and Geogrid were placed on top of the subgrade along with a structural fill that was determined on site.  The depth of the structural fill was determined by the Geo-technical Engineer and dictated by the residual soil.

Below are two installation pictures:

Installation picture 002  Installation picture 001

As you can see, the stone is being placed and spread directly on top of the Geogrid in 6″-8″ lifts.

Questions/Contact Info:

If you have any questions regarding this project or any of the products being used, please call our office and we will be pleased to assist you.

Marty Mason, E.I.

Tommy Burnette – President



Written by superiordrainageproducts

May 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Posted in Geogrid

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