Tensar® Uniaxial (RE) Geogrids

1 World’s First Commercially available Geogrid
40 Years of Production and Global Project Successes 
120+ Year Design Life
  • Developed for soil reinforcement in wall and slope applications
  • Most advanced geosynthetic made for soil reinforcement
  • Made from select grades of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resins
  • Highly oriented polymer structure to resist elongation (creep) under sustained tensile loads
  • Resistant to installation damage and chemical or biological long-term degradation

Need a retaining wall or slope design for your project?

Tensar’s design team can produce a free of charge “Application Suggestion” to illustrate what Tensar can achieve and how much value can be added to your project.

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Tensar uniaxial geogrids can carry high tensile loads applied in one direction (along the roll length). Their open aperture structure interlocks with fill material, to provide superior load transfer from the soil to the geogrid.  

Tensar RE uniaxial geogrids achieve their strength by punching and drawing a homogenous polymer sheet to provide a uniform, consistent product that does not require weaving, coating or welding to maintain the product’s integrity. This unique process provides superior junction strength, allowing high-strength connections to other rolls of geogrid or facing components. 

Uniaxial vs biaxial geogrids

Uniaxial geogrids offer strength mainly in one direction (along the roll length) with just enough strength in the other direction to support the open aperture structure, whereas biaxial geogrids provide high strength in two directions due to their bidirectional grid structure.

Product Range

Tensar Uniaxial (RE) geogrid is available in six grades:  RE510, RE520, RE540, RE560, RE570 and RE580.

Forty Years of Success and Continual Improvement 

Tensar invented geogrids, and Tensar uniaxial geogrids were actually the first commercially available geogrid type. They have been used in projects worldwide for over 40 years, during  which time, continuous development has seen multiple improvements. The latest (fourth) generation provides even greater strength per kg of resin, leading to even greater construction economies. 

The Strength Behind TensarTech Systems 

Tensar has a wide range of systems employed in the construction of bridge abutments, retaining walls, steep slopes and embankment basal mattresses, and the majority of them rely on Tensar uniaxial geogrids to reinforce the soil and create the mechanically stabilised earth (MSE) layers. 


Design Software for Tensar Uniaxial (RE) Geogrid 

The TensarSoil design program allows the design engineer to produce designs for reinforced soil walls, slopes and bridge abutments.

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