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Propex introduces PYRAWALL for walls and slopes

February 15th, 2018 / By: / Industry News, News

Photograph courtesy of Propex GeoSolutions

In a press release on Feb. 13, 2018, Propex GeoSolutions announced the availability of PYRAWALLTM, an engineered wrap-face vegetated solution for constructing reinforced-earth walls and steepened slopes. The company said the system consists of PYRAMAT® 75 High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) and fiber-composite internal bracing, and with flexible setback and alignment, PYRAWALL can be customized to unique site conditions and geometrics.

Propex GeoSolutions outlined the features, benefits and applications of PYRAWALL:

Features and Benefits

  • Interlaced bracing provides superior material connection and system performance.
  • Produces reinforced soil mass to resist lateral earth pressures and provides immediate erosion protection upon installation.
  • Is a Vegetated Best Management Practice Solution for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Compliance.
  • Superior ultraviolet light resistance for up to 75 years of design life.
  • Eliminates the need for temporary metal bracing or removable forms to improve installation efficiency.
  • Flexibility of product allows for curves to be incorporated along the wall or slope alignment.
  • Provides durable, permeable and vegetated wall face for long-term performance and aesthetics.
  • Ideal for coastal climates because the components are environmentally inert and not susceptible to corrosion.
  • On-site soil can be used for infill, eliminating the cost and carbon footprint of importing soil.
  • System is easily transported making it ideal for sites that are difficult to access.
  • If walls/slope are higher than seven feet requiring geogrid extensions, then PYRAWALL serves as secondary reinforcement to redistribute potential high-facing loads.
  • Patented triolobal X3® Fiber Technology helps lock in seeds and promote rapid root mass development.
  • Available in green or tan.

Applications

  • Wrapped-face mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) structures
  • Reinforced soil slopes (RSS)
  • Streambank stabilization
  • Landslide remediation
  • Vegetated facing for soil-nail or ground-anchored slopes
  • Landscaping enhancements for residential and commercial properties
  • Wing walls for geosynthetic reinforced soil–integrated bridge systems (GRS-IBS)

For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/PropexPYRAWALL.

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