TerraFort® gets its strength from Uniaxial HDPE Geogrids. These geogrid layers work to stabilize the backfill material and create a reinforced mass of granular soil. Because no metallic materials are used in the reinforced backfill, TerraFort® is an ideal wall system for applications that involve corrosive soils, electrified rail, coastal waterways and transformer platforms.
Full Height Panels – available up to 11 m high
The use of polymer reinforcement in the soil backfill has allowed for the successful design and performance of full height panel systems. Full height panels allow for fast, straightforward and easy installation. The difficulty experienced in aligning segmental panels is eliminated. The panels go up as one full height piece with no horizontal joints to worry about. Alignment is so much easier! Furthermore, construction is simplified and fast! All of the panels can be erected and braced in one operation prior to the backfilling process. This means that the cost of a crane can be significantly reduced. Likewise, the use of other lifting equipment can be focused on a single operation for a shorter period of time.
Precast concrete offers many options for architectural finishes. TerraFort® panels can be supplied with almost any available form liner finish.
Precast concrete panel walls are available in a wide range of appearances and finishes. The simplicity and speed of construction make this a very attractive option.
No Metal – No Corrosion! Stray electric current and corrosive backfill are no problem for TerraFort®since there are no external metal components.
This makes precast concrete panel retaining walls the logical choice for so many high performance applications, including:
- Highway walls
- Bridge abutment walls
- Railroad supporting walls
- Ocean sea walls
- Transformer platform walls
Contractors can save time and money in equipment and labour costs when installing full height precast concrete panels.