The amazing versatility of the blocks allow both the
StoneTerra and Terra Blocks to be placed as either a Gravity wall or an
A gravity wall is a wall designed on mass and weight of the materials in the wall.
Gravity walls require - NO TIE BACKS - and are usually applicable in a "cut slope" situation.
Gravity walls will save considerable cost on excavation and structural backfill.
Mechanically Stabilized Earth
(Mechanically Stabilized Earth) Walls, or tieback walls, are best used
in "fill" slope situations. They are built with a combination of blocks
and GEOGRID tiebacks.
TerraBlock units are
an excellent replacement for small block walls as an installer is able
to place 12 square feet of face at a time. Typical installation
estimates are 10-15 blocks per hour.
MSE walls incorporate
GEOGRID products to reinforce the wall. These grids allow walls to be
built vertically, with a minimum amount of block.
Please ensure that you build up
the wall as you place the blocks. Do not lay the full first row, then
the second, ect. Build up as you build out, otherwise you run the risk
of the blocks not locking properly.