TenCate geosynthetics are used as integral components in mechanically stabilized earth structures such as retaining walls, steepened slopes.

Steepened Slopes

To steepen soil slopes, TenCate Miragrid or TenCate Rock® geosynthetics are placed in layers during construction to provide tensile resistance and enhance stability. The facing of the slope can be grass or another facing material. This technique enables slopes to be constructed to any height at any slope angle up to 70 degrees.

 Retaining Walls

Structures steeper than 70 degrees are called retaining walls, and can be temporary or permanent. TenCate geosynthetics, mostly TenCate Miragrid, are applied in layers to provide stability to the structure. There are various options for the facings of such structures, but the most common are greening wire mesh systems and stacked concrete blocks (segmental retaining walls). But also other options like concrete panels with minimized thickness are possible as the earth pressure is taken by the retained structure itself. Building retaining walls with geosynthetics offer a very economical solution with it’s simple way of construction and are aesthetically pleasing with all possible facing options.

TenCate geosynthetics offer effective solution for the reinforcement of slopes and walls thanks to TenCate Miragrid GX geogrids and TenCate Rock® PEC reinforcement knitted geocomposites.

They are used for Mechanically Stabilized Earth structures designed to offer the ideal characteristics of high tensile strength, low elongation and low creep.

TenCate Miragrid GX and TenCate Rock® PEC geosynthetics are suitable for long term reinforcement application

  • The polymeric coated flexible structure of Miragrid GX geogrids ensures high interlock and high soil interaction. It is suitable for granular soil used in the reinforcement of slopes and walls.
  • Rock® PEC knitted geocomposites combine reinforcement with superior filtration and drainage functionality to enable finer grained soils to be reinforced. The rapid release of pore water along the geotextile significantly reduces horizontal earth pressure and increases structural stability.
  • Both solutions are quick & easy to install and allow a wide variety of facing systems. Common applications are wrap around and vegetated facings, steel mesh formwork facings or full height wall facings and segmental block facings.