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GWFV walls and slopes

October 1st, 2017 / By: / Feature

New patented technology is available to construct geosynthetic wrap-face vegetated (GWFV) retaining walls and reinforced soil slopes using a pyramidal-woven, high-performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) in conjunction with fiber-composite internal braces. This wrap-face system eliminates the need for temporary external bracing (formwork) or for facing elements comprised of metallic wire-frame units, which traditionally have served […]

 

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7 responses to “GWFV walls and slopes

    1. Yes, this GWFV wall system could be used with conventional shotcrete facing. However, the cost of this face wrap (HPTRM intended for vegetation growth) is much greater than traditional woven geotextiles that are used for wrap-walls. If shotcrete facing is required for the project, then woven high-strength geotextiles will be a more economical option.

    1. Yes, this GWFV wall system could be used with conventional shotcrete facing. However, the cost of this face wrap (HPTRM intended for vegetation growth) is much greater than traditional woven geotextiles that are used for wrap-walls. If shotcrete facing is required for the project, then woven high-strength geotextiles will be a more economical option.

  1. Great Product! meets all the different code requirements, improves the aesthetics of a any site and hopefully long term stability and cost effective.

  2. Good day,

    I have saw the article about GWFV walls , new system, and I’m very interested in it..
    Our company is based in Italy, working in centre Europe
    can we have more details or info about it ?

    1. Ciao Sr. Fusato,
      I apologize for the delay in replying. I just now saw your posting on the website. I am familiar somewhat with geotechnical work in Italy, having conducted a sabbatical leave at the Politecnico di Torino in 2007.
      This new GWFV system is available from Propex Global; additional information is available at the link below. Also, I can send additional information and project photographs if you are interested.
      http://propexglobal.com/GeoSolutions/Product-Tour/Pyrawall
      Best regards, Stan Miller

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