Geocells are an extremely effective tool for a variety of construction needs. But did you know that they are particularly adept at controlling erosion?
In this article, we’ve broken down what Geocell is and how you can use it to prevent and control erosion.
What Is a Geocell?
Geocells is a multi-purpose cellular structure for outdoor construction and landscaping projects. They are a cellular confinement system installed as a base in channels, pathways, carports, walkways, sheds, and more.
Geocells can serve many functions, but their primary purpose is to increase the strength and stability of the ground. They are effective combatants of erosion, slopes, sinkage, flooding, and more.
How Do Geocells Work?
Geocells are made from high-density polyethylene to create strength and support for outdoor projects. The polyethylene is shaped into a grid of interconnecting cells for additional structural support.
The cells can be installed as a base or foundation for a project and filled with granular material. Geocell girds are also permeable, allowing water to pass through for proper drainage.
One of the most significant benefits of using BaseCore Geocells is their ability to perform multiple functions simultaneously. Here are a few of the most common uses for Geocell technology.
Geocell Erosion Control
Geocells stabilize the ground by supporting infill materials. The cells hold the ground materials in place, preventing movement or sinkage that would otherwise occur over time. This creates added erosion protection for projects.
Base stabilization is another important function of Geocells. The material creates extra strength beneath a structure. The amount of strength and support offered can be increased by using larger-sized Geocells when needed.
BaseCore Geocells are also effective for slope protection. Depending on the size cell, Geocells can reinforce steep slopes, including those with a steepness up to 6:1.
Geocell grids are also permeable, making them great options for projects that require a permeable solution. As a result, Geocells are often used in reinforcing channels.
Geocells can be used for cutting and filling retaining walls. The material can be cut and shaped as needed to fit the project.
BaseCore Geocells offer exceptional strength and load-barring capabilities. Larger-sized Geocells can handle the added weight of cars, trucks, and industrial vehicles. They are often used when creating roads and highways.
There are a variety of projects that could use Geocell grids. Here are a few common uses of BaseCore Geocell.
- Parking Lots
- Hot Tubs
- Horse Trails
- Shoreline Protection
- Retaining Walls
Geocells are used for all kinds of projects, from commercial roads to green driveways. If you think your project could use Geocells, give us a call. We’ll help you navigate how and where to install BaseCore Geocell.
Do You Want to Learn More About Geocells?
Still have questions? If you need advice on what size Geocell you need or where to place your order, give us a call. We have experts on hand ready to answer your question. To talk to an associate, you can send us a note online or call us at 888-897-2224.