GSE Environmental Launches RoaDrainTM To Extend Pavement Service Life


HOUSTON — (February 9, 2017)   GSE Environmental, the leading global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic products and solutions, announces the launch of GSE RoaDrain, a synthetic, subsurface drainage product that offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional drainage materials. GSE RoaDrain is a high-strength HDPE geocomposite, consisting of a triplanar geonet core, heat bonded on both sides with geotextile filters that prevent clogging and provide unobstructed linear flow channels, even under extreme loads. It quickly removes water from pavement base and sub-base layers while providing a void-maintaining system to work as a capillary break. The GSE RoaDrain product line consists of three variations to fit different engineering challenges: RoaDrain MD with flow channels that run parallel to the length of the roll, RoaDrain RD with flow channels that run across the width of the roll, and RoaDrain JD, a strip placed only at expansion joint locations.

“Water in pavements is the primary cause of premature damage. In fact, if a roadway is saturated only 10% of the time, its service life may be reduced by half,” said Larry Salzer, Manager of Civil Products, quoting Harry Cedergren. “GSE RoaDrain can simplify the toughest drainage challenges in both flexible and rigid pavements and provide ‘excellent’ drainage, greatly extending the structure's service life and reducing maintenance costs.”

GSE Environmental is a global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic barrier systems, stabilization products, and drainage systems used for the containment and management of solids, liquids and gases for organizations engaged in civil engineering projects, waste management, mining, water, wastewater and aquaculture. GSE's principal products are polyethylene-based geomembranes, geonets, geocomposites, geosynthetic clay liners, concrete protection liners and vertical barriers. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, GSE maintains sales offices throughout the world and manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany, Thailand, China and Egypt.


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GSE Environmental

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