Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Pavement Systems: US Perspectives

  title={Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Pavement Systems: US Perspectives},
  author={Steven W. Perkins and John J. Bowders and Bonny R. Christopher and Ryan R. Berg},
Geosynthetics usage in pavement systems grew steadily from the early 1970’s through the early 1990’s and appears to have reached a plateau. Paving fabric interlayers hold the largest share of the market; however, there has been a slow growth in the use of geosynthetic reinforcement in the subgrade and base layers. Geosynthetics which serve a reinforcement function are gaining some acceptance in the overlay market. The critical issue slowing wider acceptance and use of geosynthetic reinforcement… CONTINUE READING