Project Description

Terre Armée offers both passive and active solutions to address slope stabilization and to mitigate damage due to slope failures.

We provide planners and builders with designs and materials to implement, repair, protect or rehabilitate natural soil slopes and built slopes that are vulnerable to natural risks. Earthen slopes are often exposed to naturally aggressive environments and circumstances, such as underlying soil instability, heavy rainfall, snow accumulation or seismic activity that can compromise the stability of the earth mass. When left unchecked and not properly corrected, landslides and slope failures can be disastrous and cause severe damage.

Our engineered measures for corrective, precautionary and emergency stabilization address existing soil conditions as well as unforeseen natural occurrences and risks. We answer by developing infrastructure solutions for areas susceptible to typical slope failures as well as natural hazards, including rockfall, avalanche, landslides and debris flow. Our technical teams will propose both active and passive solutions.

Terre Armée solutions are designed to stabilize both existing and proposed conditions to support structures and the surrounding terrain. These solutions control and limit the damage caused by unpredictable natural hazards.

In many cases, a combination of both active and passive protective solutions are recommended for high-risk locations. For example, we propose hybrid solutions comprising anchored mesh drapery, mesh fencing in combination with passive MSE catchment bund barriers.

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Advantages

Over the past 50 years, Terre Armée has attained a high level of experience in designing engineered solutions for stabilizing slopes and preventing slope failures. Many of our solutions can be designed, furnished and installed within rapid reaction time by our teams in the event of imminent danger, or for short-term requirements such as rock blasting or scaling activity.

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Reinforced Earth®

Reinforced Earth®

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 ingenious technique.

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TerraLink™

TerraLink™

TerraLink™  is our adaptation of the original Reinforced Earth® technique. Where conventional length of of reinforcements are not possible due to space limitations, linking the Reinforced Earth® system directly to an existing structure creates a structurally sound shored retaining wall.

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TerraTrel®

TerraTrel®

TerraTrel® is a lightweight solution used for the construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) structure using a durable steel wire mesh facing.

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GeoTrel®

GeoTrel®

Geotrel® is a solution used for the construction of mechanically stabilized earth walls (MSE). It consists of stacked welded wire elements that serve as the facing of an engineered soil volume.

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TerraAnchor™

TerraAnchor™

TerraAnchor™ is used for soil reinforcement applications. It is used for permanent and temporary stabilization of existing slopes and structures by using high tensile galvanized steel rods as soil reinforcement for permanent applications, or galvanized steel strands for temporary applications. Terre Armée provides a range of anchor load capacity selections that reach up 15-tons, and driven to variable depths.

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TerraNail™

TerraNail™

Terre Armée and subsidiary companies offer TerraNail™, for installing passive soil and rock anchoring and stabilization systems. This solution is widely specified by geotechincal engineers for builders and earthworkers to install adequate measures to ensure stability and take control of embankment soil and rock displacement, foundation instability, mass erosion, and retention facing displacements.

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Rockfall nets

Rockfall nets

Terre Armée has developed a solution that addresses the need for owners and builders to install active, preventive safety measures that mitigate the potential for debris flow at the source, and limit the damaging effects as a consquence of such an event.

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Rockfall barriers

Rockfall barriers

While Terre Armée is renowned not only for reinforcing and stabilizing inhabitable earth formations, our team also has expertise in delivering solutions that control, mitigate and protect against rockfall and debris flow through the use of engineered barriers.

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