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Arctic Blanket

A DRAINAGE SYSTEM TO PREVENT GROUNDWATER CAPILLARY RISE AND FROST HEAVE

Material Savings

Reduction up to 80% of traditional layer thickness

Faster Installation

Easily unrolled without requiring special equipment and operations

Outstanding Performance

Engineered to resist to compressive loads and high traffic flow preventing periodical maintenance

Cost Savings

MacDrain® Arctic Blanket has a lower initial cost with no need for maintenance compared to a layer of clean granular soil

Environmental Sustainability

MacDrain® Arctic Blanket reduced the use of equipment for the installation and the need of sand/gravel extraction and use

Material Savings

Reduction up to 80% of traditional layer thickness

Faster Installation

Easily unrolled without requiring special equipment and operations

Outstanding Performance

Engineered to resist to compressive loads and high traffic flow preventing periodical maintenance

Cost Savings

MacDrain® Arctic Blanket has a lower initial cost with no need for maintenance compared to a layer of clean granular soil

Environmental Sustainability

MacDrain® Arctic Blanket reduced the use of equipment for the installation and the need of sand/gravel extraction and use

MacDrain® ARCTIC BLANKET enhances road safety,
improve structural performance and reduce maintenance costs.

Winter weather can have a significant impact on road conditions and on the people who are using the infrastructure.

Outstanding Performance

MacDrain® Arctic Blanket,

placed in soil mixture,

showed a reduction of the soil deformation

up to over 30 times in road base layer.

Without MacDrain® Arctic Blanket

Cold climate effects on road sub-base using traditional granular soil layers.

In frost-susceptible soils, ground water is drawn up into the soil above by capillary action. When the moisture in the capillary zone freezes, water becomes solid ice. Due to the frost heave phenomenon during low temperatures, initial cracking and damage of the road surface occur.

As the air temperature rises above freezing, the ground begins to thaw.
Ice melting leads to the creation of voids in the road structure. The extensive use of the already cracked and weakened road surface results in further severe damage.

WITH MACDRAIN® ARCTIC BLANKET

Cold climate effects on road sub-base using MacDrain® Arctic Blanket.

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