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The idea of using products to stabilize soil was used as long ago as ancient Rome. The Romans used a mixture of natural materials with soil for stabilizing roads. The ancient Egyptians used similar methods for building steep slopes as in the pyramids.


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Reinforcement is another common function of this type of product. This occurs when a type of geosynthetic is used to improve strength, as with loose soil. Retaining walls and steep slopes are two examples where reinforcement is useful.


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Drainage is different from filtration in that it involves allowing the flow of liquids within the plane of the product while preventing soil loss. Sports fields, reservoirs, dams and canals are places where this function is important.


The final application is as a barrier for gases or liquids and is known as containment. Hydraulic applications like canals and tunnels apply this use regularly.


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As with anything, there are some disadvantages too. The storage, handling and installation of these products must all be performed with tight restrictions. This may lead to a need for more training and supervision. The fact that they donít biodegrade is a major advantage but may also have some negative environmental impact in the longer term.


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Washingtons Magic Number For Division Title Is One - RealGM Wiretap

The Nationals defeated the Cardinals on Saturday, cutting their Magic Number to one as they look to win the National League East.


Washington has put on hold a champagne celebration until they win the division. They clinched a playoff berth earlier this month.



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The Wii Fit comes with a balance board that the player uses to interact with the game. When you first start the game, the Wii Fit assesses your balance - which is important in your overall health, but is usually not a concern to anyone who is not a senior citizen or recovering from injury.

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