How URETEK Repairs Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls
What is an MSE Wall?
For more than 40 years, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls have been used to reinforce earthen structures, such as those found in constructing highways and roads, dams, bridge abutments, seawalls, dikes, golf courses, and other grade separation applications.
MSE wall systems are popular because they allow engineers, architects, and landscape and road designers to effectively integrate designs, that are cost effective and structurally sound, into tight site conditions. Today, there are many types of MSE wall options including geocells, segmental block, wire mesh and Bin-Wall.
Sustainability of MSE Retaining Walls
A major design concern for MSE structures has been their durability in the soil/water environments in which they are being used. Problems begin when aging MSE walls begin to degrade and lose their structural integrity due to corrosion of the galvanized steel used in…