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RETAINING WALLS (MSE)

Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall is a composite structure consisting of alternating layers of compacted backfill and soil reinforcement elements, fixed to a wall facing.

It shall consist of a nonstructural leveling pad, facing panels, and soil reinforcement elements mechanically connected to each facing panel. Soil reinforcement shall have sufficient length, strength, and frictional resistance as required by the design. (DPWH BLUE BOOK ITEM 515)

ADVANTAGES OF RETAINING WALLS

  • Flexibility to accommodate high differential and several feet of total settlement

  • When your structure is in a sloping environment, retaining walls are intended to resist and combat side gravity. In such a location, landslides and erosion can be avoided.

  • Extreme loads can be carried (bridge abutment footings, cranes)

  • It is environmentally friendly option because they cause minimal disruption to the natural vegetation and help reduce stormwater runoff.

  • It is typically made of sustainable materials that are affordable, long-lasting, and seamlessly blend with the natural surroundings of your place.

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