REINFORCED POLYMER BASE

Our internationally patented process for construction of reinforced polymer bases employs a variety of reinforcing materials such as polymer mesh, rods or geo-webs or other course geo-textiles which are placed on a roughly graded sub-grade. A high density, closed cell hydro-insensitive expanding polymer resin is applied over the grid of reinforcing material to a specified thickness thereby providing a contiguous base which will bridge any current and future weak areas in the base soils while at the same time providing a base which will prevent liquids, vapors, gases or other leachates to permeate through the reinforced base.

The excellent thermal characteristics of our polymer resins inherently provide a high degree of insulative protection which is a particularly important characteristic when working with base soils located in perma-frost and ice-lensed locales. The polymer resins employed are resistant to petroleum products and most other environmentally unfriendly liquids although our resins will eventually slowly break down if constantly exposed to ultra-violet light. Accordingly, whenever a reinforced Polymer base is constructed a wear surface such as gravel, clay, etc. is required.

Applications

This technology is applicable in the industrial, commercial, residential, public works and institutional markets where settlement due to perma-frost, ice lensing, muskeg or other weak soils conditions prevail. Some examples of where a reinforced Foam Base could be specified include:

  • Construction of graveled, asphalt or concrete paved roads.
  • Construction of drilling pads where gravel “active layers” on perma-frost are required (less gravel would be required because of the thermal characteristics of our resins).
  • Construction of containment systems where leaching is concern such as for example, waste disposal sites, tank farm sites, tailings ponds, etc.
  • Construction of trenched utility systems on unstable soils.
  • Construction of runways and tarmacs on unstable soils
  • Shoreline armoring and slough-erosion protection.
  • Spill control — quickly construct sprayed in place polymer dams in the event of an oil spill.
  • Hockey rink and curling arena floors – replace jig-saw like application of blue board.
  • Construction of any slab-on-grade structure where weak base soils are prevalent or perma-frost or ice-lensed conditions prevail.
  • Construction of vibration mitigation barriers in base soils to prevent vibration travel from railways, highways, etc to residential and commercial buildings
  • Rock slope stabilization

Key Benefits

The system is contiguous and continuous and therefore will bridge any weak soils condition under the re-enforced base.

The closed cell nature of POLY-MOR material is unaffected by freeze-thaw cycling.

POLY-MOR material is light weight thereby adding little additional overburden yet extremely strong.

POLY-MOR resins have excellent thermal characteristics and are highly insulative which make this system particularly attractive in northern climes where concern over perma-frost degradation is of concern.

Impermeable and resistant to petroleum and other environmentally unfriendly liquids and provide an excellent vapor barrier.

Provides an excellent base as all voids are filled and all extraneous material under the reinforcing material are encapsulated — thereby minimizing the possibility of compromising the continuity of the base.

The bases are repairable.

POLY-MOR resins are environmentally friendly.

Provides an excellent vapor barrier.

The POLY-MOR reinforced Polymer Base provides an excellent cost effective solution to the construction of roads, floors, walks, runways, and containment systems where weak base soils are a concern or where leaching of liquids into the environment is of concern. If this is your concern!