This section of geostone.com is devoted to commercial retaining walls. This is where you are going to see the big retaining walls and large equipment. GeoStone has been involved in the construction of some of the most difficult retaining wall situations in the southeastern united states. Typically, the reason for the construction of such walls is to create more usuable property in areas where there is no more usable property left. To be able to do this, you must literally be prepared to move mountains.
Segmental retaining Walls are also referred to as MSE walls (mechanically stabilized earth). The concept behind these walls is the stabilization of the earth behind them in what is referred to as the reinforced zone. This is typically done with geogrids placed at predetermined intervals and higher friction angled (phi) soils or preferably rock, compacted in 6 to 8 inch lifts. This process pays particular attention to compaction and drainage as the keys to a structurally sound retaining wall. Segmental Retaining Walls are very powerful structures and if built right can be not only a powerful solution but one of the most cost effective. Not to mention, with the advances in colored concrete, the segmental retaining wall has become one of the most esthetically pleasing options on the market. For more information on the inner workings of the segmental retaining wall, please visit our interactive online presentation located here on our website. Thank you for your interests in GeoStone Retaining Wall Systems!