PRESTO GEOSYSTEMS partners with architects and engineers to offer a full range of solutions for creating long-lasting porous pavements and solving challenging soil stabilization problems. The GEOBLOCK® grass pavers and GEOPAVE® gravel pavers deliver durable, low-maintenance, permeable options to support any loading requirement and manage stormwater on-site. The GEOWEB® 3D soil stabilization system provides benefits in diverse environmental design applications including permeable pavements, slope erosion control, channel and shoreline protection, vegetated MSE retaining walls and surface protection applications. The GEORUNNER® and GEOTERRA® systems are strong, yet light-weight construction mats ideal for site access and 40-70% more economical than timber or heavy HDPE mats. Presto offers free project evaluation service.
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Permeable Grass Paving Provides Drivable Turf
Create drivable grassed areas for occasional traffic loading with the GEOBLOCK® high-strength grass pavers. Because of their rigid design and exceptional load-spreading capability, GEOBLOCK® porous pavements support heavy traffic loads (up to H/HS25
loading) with minimal base. With topsoil infill and an engineered base, the system offers high stormwater infiltration rates and is an excellent growing medium, allowing grass to grow faster and stay healthier.
The Most Robust Grass Paving System for Turf Protection
Design grass emergency lanes and permeable parking areas with the industry's toughest performing porous pavement system. GEOBLOCK® 5150 rigid grass pavers provide unparalleled load distribution (up to H/HS25 loading), a high resistance to rutting and torsional loading stresses, and excellent turf protection. Topsoil infill and engineered base promote a high rate of stormwater infiltration and offers an excellent growing medium for quick grass growth and grass life. Less base = less excavation, less fill material, and less cost.
Aggregate Porous Paving Delivers Infiltration & Storage
Promote fast stormwater infiltration, manage runoff and create stormwater storage with porous pavements designed for every day traffic. With highly-permeable open-graded aggregate infill, GEOPAVE® pavers deliver a high rate of percolation, limit runoff and perform as a natural on-site retention system. Herringbone cells and integrated mesh bottom keeps aggregate in place even under heavy traffic use. GEOPAVE® porous pavements are the economical alternative to porous asphalt and pervious concrete.
The Original Geocell Confinement System Stabilizes Soils
Presto Geosystems invented geocells in the late 1970's and has been leading the technology ever since with important product advancements and design and construction accessories for higher performance and faster installation. Presto's GEOWEB® system is the industry's most "complete geocell system" designed with fully-engineered components to withstand the most challenging site conditions. Made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) since conception, GEOWEB geocells offer the highest, longest-lasting performance of any geocell system in civil applications.
GEOWEB® 3D Geocells Transform Infill Material
Make use of low-cost, local fill to construct site access roads with the GEOWEB Load Support System allowing immediate access after installation. The 3D confinement system transforms fill material to create strong, low-cost, and fast to build unpaved access roads. The GEOWEB® system outperforms 2D reinforcement materials that require deeper, more costly base materials. GEOWEB® 3D confinement system is equally beneficial for base stabilization under asphalt or concrete and can reduce base materials by 50% or more.
Deep Erosion Control and Embankment Stabilization
Stabilize the upper soil layer on vulnerable embankments with the 3D GEOWEB® Slope Protection System to resist sliding, prevent severe erosion caused by surface runoff, and allow steeper slopes to be built. The 3D system offers support not provided by 2D erosion control blankets or turf reinforcement mats. Protect geomembranes on dams, landfills and containment basins with the industry's only complete geocell solution featuring the tendon and ATRA® tendon clip support system.
Naturally Vegetated and Hard-Armor Shoreline Protection
Offering unique solutions to prevent erosion problems caused by water contact, surface flow and wave action with the 3D GEOWEB® Shoreline Protection System. Provides protection to geomembranes on ponds and in stormwater and wastewater containment basins. The GEOWEB® System creates a stable environment for infill, including natural vegetation, aggregate and concrete.
Geocells Offer Versatility for Stormwater Control Channels
Design GEOWEB® channels with varying infill options to eliminate the need for costly rip-rap, gabions and articulated concrete blocks (ACBs). Prevent erosion on channel slopes exposed to intermittent or continuous flow conditions with single-layered or tiered GEOWEB® Channels. With an overlying TRM, GEOWEB® vegetated channels can withstand flows up to 30 ft/sec (9m/sec)!
Naturally-Vegetated, Green Retaining Wall Systems
Design vegetated reinforced and gravity walls that retain structural integrity even in poor base conditions with GEOWEB® Retaining Walls. The GEOWEB® wall system's open-celled terraces create a natural environment for sustainable vegetation and allow stormwater infiltration. GEOWEB® walls conform well to landscape contours, are resistant to environmental degradation, and install 25-30% faster than MSE block walls. Presto offers free licensed MSE retaining wall design software.
3D Geocells Protect Embankments from Severe Erosion
Shore up steep embankments and prevent severe erosion on slopes and channels with the GEOWEB System. The 3D cellular network prevents sheet flow from causing scour and erosion on slope surfaces. Confinement of infill allows smaller rock or vegetation in place of larger, costly rip rap. With concrete infill, the system is a flexible, hard-armor solution - more economical than reinforced concrete or articulated concrete blocks (ACBs).
High-Performance Transition Mats Stop Scour
Protect areas subjected to concentrated flows from scour and surface erosion with GEORUNNER® Mats. Fully interconnected mats protect underlying TRMs and erosion control blankets, allowing low-maintenance vegetation at pipe outfalls, drainage ditches and swales instead of costly, high maintenance rip rap. Shorelines with moderate wave action are also protected from erosion with GEORUNNER® Mats.
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The most productive way to connect GEOWEB sections, and assure the longest performance is with ATRA® Keys. 3X stronger than staples, they provide a more secure and permanent load-transfer connection—and the polymeric material won't corrode, even when exposed to corrosive environments. 3X faster than stapling, ATRA keys are easy to install with just one worker, and assure a positive connection with one easy turn! No pneumatic staplers. No jams. No compressors. No hassles.
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GEOTERRA: The SAFEST Construction Mat in the Industry
Access across soft ground with speed, agility, and safety with strong, light-weight GEOTERRA® Construction Mats. Build access roads, work platforms and tracking pads even over poor soils, wet ground and difficult-to-access sites. Protect lawn from damaging construction traffic. With a high crush and flexural strength, GEOTERRA® mats deliver support for construction traffic and heavy equipment loads without the expense of heavier HDPE composite or timber mats!
Performance: GEOTERRA Mats Proven Equivalent to 12 inches of Aggregate.
GEOTERRA GTO: FAST IN, FAST OUT Site Access Mats
Fast and easy access to sites with GEOTERRA® GTO construction mats - the safest portable mats that don't need specialized equipment to deploy or install. Bolt connections make it easy to build mats the right size for access roads, work platforms and tracking pads. The mats protect grass for temporary vehicle access. GEOTERRA Mats are built with a high crush and flexural strength that supports heavy construction vehicles at 40-70% lower cost than heavier composite or timber mats even over soft ground!
Performance: Proven Equivalent to 12 inches of Aggregate.
Landscape Mats Protect Grass from Light Vehicle Access
Drive over grass with light construction vehicles and equipment without damaging the turf with GEORUNNER® Portable Mats. GEORUNNER mats help prevent deep rutting, soil compaction and turf damage that would require post-construction restoration. They also bridge sandy areas to support light-weight vehicles, wheel chairs and foot traffic. For longer term use, the open cells allow water and light to reach the turf eliminating vegetation damage. A better alternative to plywood, the mats are made from weather-resistant polymer that will not absorb water, are easy to clean and store, and will not rot or degrade.
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