In the case of landscape repair following a storm event, segmental retaining walls (SRWs) are the most economical solution to grade change repair than any other wall system on the market. All walls are prone to failure under extreme circumstances, but when properly designed by a professional engineer, SRWs protect slopes more economically than both cast-in-place and traditional masonry walls. In addition, Belgard experts can offer all the technical and design assistance to provide a quick fix to the site failure.
Following are the advantages of using SRW over other wall systems.
Ease of Use
SRWs provide faster construction efficiencies without the need for specialized labor and can be built in confined areas where other wall options are impossible to construct. In addition, the simple design of SRW allows for quick turnaround in the design phase, reducing planning time.
Less Site Prep
SRW construction utilizes on-site soils, eliminating the need for additional fill. SRWs can even be effectively built on poor soil areas when designed properly by a professional engineer.
Design Flexibility and Efficiency
SRWs are manufactured with a texture and color fully integrated into the wall product. Because SRWs are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures, the need for wall finishing is completely eliminated. In addition, SRWs can be constructed to meet a variety of site challenges, from grade change to inside/outside radius and straight walls.
SRWs offer high seismic load resistance and can construct gravity walls in taller heights, minimizing excavation. Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls constructed with SRWs can be used as tall structures, exceeding more than 40 feet of wall height.