Construction of a retaining wall
TENAX TT geogrid
TENAX RIVEL geogrid system and vegetative mat
TENAX T-Block Retaining wall system for geogrid reinforced block walls
Reinforced soil, due to the usage of TENAX TT geogrids, is a technical and structural alternative to steel reinforced concrete or prefabricated cellular walls. From an economical viewpoint
a reduction in the overall construction costs of at least 30% can
This Reinforced Soil technology, because of the use
of TENAX TT geogrids, allows for the construction of embankments
and walls with “green faced” slopes, stable at inclinations
of 80° or even more when concrete blocks or prefabricated TENAX
concrete type elements are used as the facing elements.
These prefabricated concrete elements connect to the geogrids, which,
thanks to their tensile strength and to their openings and thick
bars, simultaneously anchor the face and internally strengthen the
soil in a uniform manner with a greater effective action than that
of anchoring systems made with discrete metallic strips or bars.
Furthermore, the notable flexibility of a Reinforced Soil structure allows for its use on soils having a weak bearing capacity as well,
due to its ability to adjust itself to the settling of the base
while undergoing only modest deformations.
In this way, it is possible
to obtain considerable technical and economic advantages deriving
from the lightening of the facade’s structure that no longer
resists against soil thrust by gravitational means or by wall toe
tilting reactions alone, but instead, through the soil’s increased
frictional resistance due to the inclusion of geogrids.
designed, such a structure offers a high factor of safety and has
an increased capacity to support substantial static and dynamic
1. Concrete blocks
2. HDPE geogrids
3. Distributed load
4. Soil pressure
5. Soil pressure due to distributed load