Breathing Life into Ranchi: A Landscape Project Transformed with Geosynthetics

May 8, 2024 | Case Studies

Imagine a bustling city like Ranchi, Jharkhand. Towering buildings share space with vibrant parks and landscaped gardens, offering a much-needed escape from the urban jungle. But creating these beautiful green spaces requires meticulous planning and the right materials. This case study delves into a recent landscaping project in Ranchi where our very own Ocean NonWoven Geotextile-1.5MM and Ocean Drain Cell-20MM played a crucial role in achieving stunning results.

The project aimed to revitalize a neglected public park, transforming it into a haven for relaxation and recreation. However, the existing soil conditions posed a challenge. The ground lacked proper drainage, leading to waterlogging and uneven settling. Additionally, weed growth threatened to overrun the newly planted greenery. To address these concerns, the project engineers opted for a geosynthetic solution – a decision that would prove to be highly successful.

Ocean NonWoven Geotextile-1.5MM: The Foundation for Success

Our Ocean NonWoven Geotextile-1.5MM served as the bedrock of the project. This high-quality geotextile boasts exceptional separation and filtration properties. During installation, the geotextile was laid across the entire designated area, creating a barrier between the native soil and the new landscaping materials.

Here’s where the magic happens:

  • Separation: The geotextile effectively prevents the intermixing of soil layers. This is crucial, as different soil types have varying compaction and drainage characteristics. Intermixing can lead to uneven settling and potential structural issues. The geotextile ensures that the new landscaping materials (gravel, topsoil, etc.) remain distinct from the native soil, preventing them from sinking or being washed away.
  • Filtration: While the geotextile prevents the intermixing of soil layers, it allows water to pass through freely. This is essential for proper drainage. Excess water buildup can damage plant life and create an unstable foundation. The Ocean NonWoven Geotextile-1.5MM allows water to percolate through, preventing waterlogging and promoting healthy root growth for the newly planted vegetation.

Ocean Drain Cell-20MM: Enhancing Drainage and Stability

The project also utilized a significant quantity (57,000 sqm) of our Ocean Drain Cell-20MM. These innovative geocells are three-dimensional structures made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). When installed, they create a void space beneath the landscaped area, significantly improving drainage and load distribution.

Here’s how Drain Cells contributed to the project’s success:

  • Superior Drainage: The interconnected voids within the Drain Cells create a substantial drainage channel. This allows excess water to drain away efficiently, preventing waterlogging and promoting healthy plant growth. Studies by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) [Source: [ASLA Design and Construction Guidelines for Roadside Slopes] show that proper drainage is crucial for preventing slope failure and ensuring the long-term stability of landscaped areas.
  • Improved Load Distribution: The Drain Cells act as a buffer zone, distributing weight more evenly across the underlying soil. This reduces stress on the subgrade and helps prevent uneven settling, especially in areas with high foot traffic.

A Transformation Beyond Aesthetics

The use of Ocean NonWoven Geotextile-1.5MM and Ocean Drain Cell-20MM in this Ranchi landscaping project went beyond mere aesthetics. These geosynthetic solutions played a critical role in:

  • Enhancing Drainage: By preventing waterlogging and promoting efficient drainage, the geosynthetics created a healthier environment for plant life.
  • Promoting Stability: The separation and filtration properties of the geotextile, coupled with the load distribution capabilities of the Drain Cells, ensured a more stable foundation for the landscaped area.
  • Minimizing Maintenance: By suppressing weed growth and preventing soil erosion, the geosynthetics helped reduce long-term maintenance requirements.

This project in Ranchi serves as a testament to the power of geosynthetics in landscape design. At Ocean Non Wovens Pvt Ltd, we are committed to providing high-quality geosynthetics solutions that not only enhance the aesthetics of landscaping projects but also ensure their long-term success. Contact us today to discuss how our products can help transform your next project!

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