Our flagship technique, Reinforced Earth®, is based on the principle of the friction between soil and reinforcements creating a permanent and predictable bond. At the origin of all mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls on the market today, we are continuously perfecting this simple, yet ingenious technique.
The Original Reinforced Earth® Technology
Reinforced Earth® structures combine select and controlled granular backfill with steel or geosynthetic tensile reinforcements and a modular facing system, generally comprised of precast concrete panels, welded wire mesh or semi-elliptical steel panels. This ideal combination creates a long-lasting gravity retaining structure.
This technology can be adapted to suit retaining walls of any height. It is also capable of supporting major dead and live loads imposed by the associated structures, vehicles or other equipment.
Small crew, minimal equipment
The construction of Reinforced Earth® structures can be handled by a small crew and requires neither scaffolding nor heavy machinery. A light crane to move the concrete facing panels and traditional earth-moving equipment to place and concrete the backfill are sufficient.
A three-step, straightforward construction sequence
- Installation of facing panels
- Placing of soil reinforcements
- Backfilling and compacting