Concrete Sidewalk Reinforcement
This case study details the use of an innovative geogrid product, TE-SCR150 TITAN ConForce Grid, in ground supported concrete slabs used in the construction of a new pedestrian sidewalk in Calgary, Alberta. The City of Calgary was trying to reduce construction and maintenance costs of concrete pedestrian sidewalks. They were using thick unreinforced concrete slabs and yearly rehabilitation work was required to repair major cracking of the slabs shortly after installation. Aiming to provide an innovative solution Titan rose to the challenge and engineered a high-strength polymer geogrid product, TITAN ConForce Grid, designed as an alternative to rebar for reinforcement of concrete pathways. One year after installation no surface cracking was present in the sidewalk, indicating that TITAN ConForce Grid is performing optimally.