Slope & Wall Reinforcement
Reinforced Slopes with Steel Mesh Formwork Facings
The combination of steel mesh formwork and TenCate Miragrid® GX geogrid or TenCate Polyfelt® PEC composite geotextile effectively shapes and reinforces soil slope structures. The system consists of pre-formed galvanized steel mesh stabilised by restraining hooks to form a stable facing slope for the geosynthetic reinforced soil mass. Biodegradable geotextiles are inserted behind the steel mesh facing to prevent soil erosion and encourage vegetation growth.
TenCate Polyfelt® PEC is most commonly used as the reinforcement when the soil mass consists of finer-grained backfill that has poor drainage properties. Alternatively, TenCate Miragrid® GX geogrid is typically used to reinforce coarser-grained soil backfills. This system is ideal for slopes with angles up to 80° and heights ranging from 2m to 25m. It provides a stable facing that blends with the surrounding landscape.
Products used to reinforce slopes with steel mesh formwork facings:
1) TenCate Miragrid® GX Geogrid
2) TenCate Polyfelt® PEC Composite Geotextile