Collection: Geocells

What Are Geocells?

The excellent tensile strength of the geo-reinforcements compliments the mechanical characteristics of soil. Soil has high compressive strength but negligible to no low tensile strength. Therefore, soils reinforced with geo-reinforcements can effectively increase the overall strength of the soil, ensuring the safety and stability of the structure. Geo-reinforcements are generally categorized into geocells and geogrids. 

The basic distinction between them lies in their structural shapes. Geogrids are two dimensional sheets of reinforcement and provide stability only through in-plane friction between geogrids and retained materials. On the contrary, geocells have expandable honeycomb panels with a certain height (three-dimensional). It provides stability through confining the material inside these cells. It creates a system that contains infill materials in place and inhibits lateral movements of the aggregates by generating hoop tension as well as passive force around the cells.


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What are the advantages of using Geocells?

Geocells are made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyester or another polymer material. These are advantageous because the choice of material is less restricted. Therefore, a wide range of materials can be used as infill materials that can increase profitability of a project by allowing the use of locally available materials at a lower cost, enhanced weight-bearing and distribution capacity, and improved stability.

Its main advantages are:

Providing protection and stability of surfaces of steep slopes

Surface erosion control

Spreading concentrated loads on weak subgrade soils

multi-layered earth-retaining structures

Applications of Using Geocells

Geocells are widely used in many engineering projects to counteract uneven settlement, slope stability, and retaining wall reinforcement and have proved to be very beneficial. Industry research has suggested that the horizontal displacement of the retaining wall under an earthquake can be controlled by using geocells. The geocell can effectively reduce the horizontal displacement of the retaining wall, and the effect has been suggested to be better than that of using geogrid.

The choice of geocells can vary by their cell size and heights. Seam strength also play a role while choosing an appropriate geocell for a project. Long term tensile strength is in general a property of geosynthetic materials for being used on stabilising sloped embankment. 

Application guidance

Cell Depth

Gross Vehicle Weight



<1,000 kgs

Pedestrians (with cyclist) path


<3,000 kgs

Domestic Traffic: Cars


<6,000 kgs

Car Park: Cars & Light Van

<9,000 kgs

Delivery Vans


<16,000 kgs

Emergency Access & Tractors


<30,000 kgs

Standard Construction Traffic & Refuse Vehicle


<50,000 kgs

Heavy Construction Traffic


<60,000 kgs

HGV & Unusual – Crane / Piling Rig