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LOCATION

Al Qatif, Al Awameyah , Saudi Arabia

Client

Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Eastern Province Municipality, Saudi Arabia

Product used

StrataGrid™ – SGU 40

Application

Construction of retaining walls with block fascia

About the project

The government of the eastern region was looking for a quick rehabilitation program for the buildings of Al Qatif, located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The client required the project to be completed in 45 days and with an aesthetically pleasing look. Another challenge faced was the weak soil quality.

These challenges required a geosynthetic approach. Based on the prevailing soil conditions, a Reinforced Soil wall system was the most preferred solution. StrataGrid™ geogrid and StrataBlock™ units were used for the construction of the Reinforced Soil wall due to their proven performance and easy installation procedure. The StrataBlock™ system has been used as it has a built-in slope, is self-aligning and cast with an interlocking system. StrataGrid™ is a polyester, flexible, high-performance geogrid used in soil reinforcement that reduces the possibility of the differential settlement due to the existence of weak soils in some portions in the foundation soil. Since the StrataBlock™ system does not involve any concrete, a lot of time was saved, which helped speed up the project.

The project was completed on time, made to look aesthetic and was also eco-friendly.

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