Uniaxial (UX) Geogrids are manufactured from specific grades of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resins. Such HDPE resins are highly oriented and resist creep (elongation) when subjected to heavy loads for extensive periods of time. These Uniaxial geogrids are also highly resistant to damage during installation as well as long-term chemical or biological degradation. Our UX Geogrids have been repeated tested and empirical data shows that no degradation is seen even in soils with pH levels measuring as high as 12, in both wet and dry environments. The inert properties of such HDPE resins are capable of being backfilled with a variety of materials, including recycled concrete and native soils.
UX Geogrids have the ability to carry high tensile loads applied in one direction (along the roll). Their open aperture structure allows interlocking with backfill material to provide extreme load transfer from soil to geogrid. These geogrids are manufactured by punching a polymer sheet to create a uniform product, which does not require more work after being manufactured to maintain its structural integrity.