Cellular Confinement Systems Are Ideal For Subgrades, Slopes, Channels & Vegetated Walls

Cellular Confinement installation at Power Plant

Cellular Confinement with aggregate fill for wave protection on auxilary ash pond slopes

Originally designed for United States military beach landings, Cellular Confinement Systems are three dimensional HDPE grids. They have been used throughout the construction industry for grass parking lots, driveways, boat ramps, maintenance roads, cart paths, walkways and water crossings. As its name implies, it functions by “confining” soils or gravel and thus greatly increasing the load carrying capacity of the base materials. Available in various depths of 4”, 6” and 8” and three different cell sizes, the large collapsed panels are easy to handle and can be provided in 8’4” by almost any size up to 40’ in length.

Subgrade Stabilization

The United States Military was one of the first users of cellular confinement. They used it for creating temporary roads over sandy beaches so that their vehicles could more easily travel to and from their operations. By confining sand with the the cells of the confinement system, the load from the vehicles was able to be spread laterally preventing rutting. Plus, the cellular confinement panels are light and easy to handle and install. This same confinement system works great for any roadway, permanent or temporary, on civil or environmental jobsites where you want to reinforce a soil or aggregate subbase.

Erosion Protection

Concrete Filled Cellular Confinement Erosion Control

Pouring concrete into EnviroGrid for runoff erosion control.

Slopes and channels can be protected from erosion by soil, rock or concrete filled Cellular Confinement. Soil filled systems can be vegetated and blend seamlessly into your landscape. Heavy water flow in channels can be handled with rock or concrete filled Cellular Confinement. When concrete filled, Cellular Confinement acts as concrete form allowing easy forming and fast construction on steep slopes and channels.

Retaining Walls

Cellular Confinement grid can also be infilled and stacked to create a near vertical retaining wall system. The process is easy, fast and economical. Workers use a field constructed wooden frame to stretch the sections to the proper size, then adjacent sections are stapled together and infilled with soil or granular materials. The cells hold the soil in place, and also provide drainage throughout the structure. Soil filling the outer cells of the system allows for these retaining wall systems to be vegetated and give the wall an environmentally pleasing look.