Reinforced soil retaining walls [commonly grouped as Mechanically Stabilized Embankments - MSE] represent an innovative method of resolving familiar, as well as unfamiliar and challenging problems of soil stabilization. Instead of regarding soil as a mass to be contained by force, the earth itself is reinforced to become an integral part of the structure. The walls behave as gravity structures in an integral unit and provide structural flexibility as well as soil stabilization. Welded wire mats placed within layers of compacted backfill provide the necessary tensile strength. Native soils at the site or from excavation are often acceptable for backfill. The resulting structure is strong, yet resilient.
- Available in a variety of sizes.
- Great for retaining walls and soil stabilization.
- Helps preserve or restore environmental areas.