Texum | SWISS REINFORCEMENT COMPANY
Passage du Cardinal 11, 1700 Fribourg | T + 41 26 422 24 31

 

Our solutions

Increase pavement life expectancy

Limit the impact of the work for users

Propose simple and economical solutions

 

Enter also the fourth dimension to strengthen your projects

Discover also the TEXGRID® SAMI GIRO solution, a roundabout reinforcement system.


The TEXGRID® SAMI GIRO solution

 

Statement of Integrity

  • TEXGRID® solutions have been designed and manufactured with pride, respecting the internal requirements of our company. To deserve this symbol of authenticity, our solutions must comply with uncompromising quality rules to ensure their functionality in situ.

  • We are responsible for all our products and take pride in providing our customers with outstanding service. This is why, should you encounter any unforeseen problems regarding our solutions, we invite you to contact us as soon as possible.
 

Principle of operation

TEXGRID® reinforcing geogrids are reinforcement bars designed to reinforce asphalt pavements. In general, the insertion of a TEXGRID® reinforcing geogrid between two layers of bituminous mix makes it possible to obtain pavements that are highly resistant to cracking (fatigue, thermal and reflection) and therefore durable.

 

The range of TEXGRID® solutions

 

Security

Improves contractor productivity
Maintains workers' health

Based on SUVA specifications, all TEXGRID® range of reinforcing geogrid rollers can be transported and handled by a single person. This means that the manual installation of reinforcing geogrids can be carried out by a single worker and the mechanical installation of reinforcing geogrids by two workers (one driver and one man for loading the reinforcing geogrid rollers).

 

Good to know

The use of the TEXGRID® CV 200 reinforcement geogrid (carbon fibres) allows the pavement to be structurally reinforced in a manner equivalent to an increase in thickness of 4 cm of asphalt mix. The latter is particularly interesting for the reinforcement of pavements in urban areas.

Increasing the load-bearing capacity without increasing the thickness of the pavement structure allows to keep the edges and the incorporated ones (coverings of chambers, valves), and is therefore an economically advantageous solution.

 

Implementation

Proper application of reinforcement geogrids is essential for optimum efficiency of the reinforcement system. Texum provides you with experienced engineers and technicians for training or advice on site during the application of TEXGRID® reinforcement geogrids.

Texum has teamed up with companies specialized in the application of reinforcement geogrids to offer you an impeccable installation service. All the partners have been specially trained on TEXGRID® reinforcement products and are equipped with ad hoc laying machines.


 

POSE INSTRUCTIONS

1. PREPARATION OF THE POSE SURFACE

  • If necessary, reshaping the pavement with an asphalt mix.
  • Filling cracks (4mm) with a suitable bituminous product (filling mass for joint).
  • Careful cleaning of the pavement surface.


2. APPLICATION OF ADHESION COATING

  • The choice of type and dosage depends on the climatic conditions, the condition of the substrate and the surface roughness.

3. APPLICATION OF TEXGRID® GEOGRID

  • TEXGRID® reinforcing geogrid must have broken off the bonding plaster prior to application of the TEXGRID® reinforcing geogrid. The application can be done mechanically or manually. It is not necessary to nail the TEXGRID® reinforcing geogrid with nails. On the other hand, it is recommended to compact it with a small mixed roller.
  • Reinforcement geogrid covering: 5 to 10 cm in longitudinal direction and 20 cm in transverse direction (end).

4. PAVING THE WEARING COURSE

  • Laying the asphalt mix layer.
 

Together for your project

Because each project is a unique challenge, innovation, performance and assistance are at the heart of our business.

Contact us, it is with pleasure that we will advise you and direct you to the most appropriate solution for your project.

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T : +41 26 422 24 31

PASSAGE DU CARDINAL 11
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