Retaining Walls

Redi-Rock Limestone texture retaining walls

Redi-Rock Limestone texture retaining walls

Case Studies September 22, 2017
The Lumpkin Road Reconstruction Project should have been relatively routine, but the deeper Houston’s Memorial City Redevelopment Authority dug, the more problems they encountered.   With design parameters stacking up on each other, meeting the tight budget and even tighter schedule proved...
Massive waves deteriorated the shoreline and a portion of the road
Case Studies June 15, 2017
During the fall of 2016, a particularly bad storm hit a shoreline road in Gisborne, New Zealand. Monstrous waves slammed into the shoreline slope, which eroded away due to oversaturation and lack of foundational support. The erosion washed away part of the slope and took a portion of the road with...
Gravity walls were installed with minimal excavation on Slayton Hill Road
Case Studies April 06, 2017
When a road turns into a raging river, it becomes both dangerous and damaging. This is exactly what happened in July 2013, when the city of Lebanon, N.H., was swamped with more than 4 in. of rain within 48 hours—2 in. fell in just 45 minutes. The deluge caused flash flooding, which left residents...
Ledgestone block was custom colored to match the natural surroundings
Case Studies February 28, 2017
All great visions have to start somewhere. This one began with over 3 miles of paved multi-purpose trail winding through the scenic Clear Creek Canyon near Denver.   Installing the retaining walls was no easy task, as the terrain includes steep slopes, flooding issues along the river, active...
The retaining wall creates a safe place for truck drivers to chain-up their tiers during snowy weather

The retaining wall creates a safe place for truck drivers to chain-up their tiers during snowy weather

Case Studies January 20, 2017
The Challenge: When it snows in Vail, Colorado, it’s a skier’s dream—but for drivers, especially of trucks maneuvering steep mountain roads, it can be treacherous. To make things safer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wanted to widen I-70 at both sides of mountain pass locations...
Nevada DOT extends U.S. 50 Cave Rock Tunnel ahead of schedule

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News October 05, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has substantially completed a project to enhance traveler safety and roadside water quality on U.S. 50 in the Cave Rock area of Lake Tahoe nearly one month ahead of schedule.   All U.S. 50 travel lanes through Cave Rock are now open. Since the project'...
Retaining walls were used to hold back sandy slopes along roadway
Case Studies September 21, 2016
For several years, the busy intersection of Lafranier Road and South Airport Road in Traverse City, Mich., near the Cherry Capital Airport was also one of the most dangerous. The steep, 12% grade at the end of Lafranier Road made it difficult for drivers to stop as they approached the South Airport...
These retaining walls were part of $5.76 million Rybolt Rd Rehab Project
Case Studies August 02, 2016
The intersection of Rybolt and Wesselman Roads in Green Township, Ohio, was notorious for its significant visibility problems and heavy traffic. With construction starting in 2014 on a new subdivision nearby, Hamilton County officials initiated plans to widen the intersection to allow for the...
Hot air balloons fly over Ledgestone Redi-Rock retaining wall
Case Studies June 14, 2016
The Paseo Del Norte/I-25 Interchange is one of the busiest corridors in New Mexico, often producing major traffic congestion issues during rush hours. The city of Albuquerque needed a way to make it easier and safer to travel on the highways, and wanted to incorporate a pedestrian walkway and bike...
All lanes of traffic remained open during construction of the Redi-Rock retaining walls, which are designed to install quickly and within a small footprint.

All lanes of traffic remained open during construction of the Redi-Rock retaining walls, which are designed to install quickly and within a small footprint.

Case Studies March 31, 2016
THE CHALLENGE In 2015, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) began work on the multi-million-dollar New Circle Road widening project in Lexington. The scope of the project included nearly 3.2 miles of lane additions, shoulder widening, on-ramp and exit ramp realignment, and bridge widening...
In September 2013, floods ripped through Boulder County, Colo., massively damaging the roads—leaving many of them in very dangerous conditions for travelers heading into the mountains.
Case Studies August 06, 2015
THE CHALLENGE   In September 2013, floods ripped through Boulder County, Colo., massively damaging the roads—leaving many of them in very dangerous conditions for travelers heading into the mountains.   The stream bank parallel to Lee Hill Road had seriously eroded and was threatening the stability...
Article June 10, 2011
Mechanically stabilized earth walls, or MSE walls, are commonly used to stabilize backfill around bridges or for retaining walls along freeways. In the last 15 years, UDOT’s use of MSE walls has become routine where retaining walls are required.   UDOT has a database of over 700 MSE walls in use...
gravity wall problem on Q Street
Case Studies
A host of difficult elements combined to require extreme engineering to solve a gravity wall problem on Q Street between 168th and 180th in Omaha, Neb. This case entailed adding a lane to and widening a stretch of road over a creek, while retaining the existing road’s elevation. It wasn’t a very...
Case Studies
The “before” photos of this project are not a pretty sight. A river running below this Washington road had undermined the base of the slope, while runoff had heavily eroded an extremely steep hillside above the road. “Between the hydraulics created by the hill on the back side and the river...
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