Earth retaining solutions
The Reinforced Earth® solution is renowned to synthesize secure technical and operational benefits by offering sustainable properties, substantial economic efficiency and minimal duration of the construction period. This solution is proven to be ideal for industrial, public, private, commercial, and recreational users for the construction of safe waterfronts and breakwaters. The use of GeoStrap® and EcoStrap® geosynthetic soil reinforcement in combination with a polymeric connection, or in some cases using high-adherence steel strip soil reinforcements allow for Reinforced Earth® structures to be flexible and adapt with ease for constant exposure to adverse hydraulic conditions.
Our patented techniques and tailor-made solutions are primarily built to resist the combined forces of water and waterborne debris which can be highly destructive during storms, as well as other environmental stresses such as waves and driven pack ice. Wall facings can be designed with integrated functional features such as wave deflectors and eco-friendly surfaces that support bio-habitats.
Our structures can be built with a waterproofing membrane adhered to the claddings to create watertight structures. This empowers construction to be integrated seamlessly and quickly into coastal defense for sensitive sea ecosystems. These structures may include dry rock and protection levees against natural calamities such as cyclonic storms and extreme tidal fluctuations.
TechWall™ precast concrete cantilever wall and T-Wall® precast concrete gravity wall are also excellent fits for the construction of structures as part of ports and harbors developments.
Ports and harbors are prone to wave currents and turbulence. This turbulence leads to soil erosion which in the long run may lead to damage of the structure. TechRevetment™ is a formed concrete mattress solution used for permanent erosion protection works. This technology is used to protect embankments (dry or wet) against scour and bed protection. This system can be installed at rapid speed and under water without the need for dewatering.