Longitudinal Protection

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Longitudinal Protection

The stability of the mass gravity retaining wall relies upon the structural integrity of the units and their filled mass to support or contain unstable earth slopes. In order to select the optimum Maccaferri retaining wall solution, our engineers work with clients to consider: 

  • The geotechnical parameters of the retained and foundation soils 
  • The presence of water and hydrostatic loads
  • External loads from structures and live or seismic loads 
  • The simplicity and speed of construction

We are not only a global leader in gabion walls

From a wide range of solutions, we are uniquely able to provide a retaining wall to suit the clients’ technical needs; the soil being retained, the aesthetic requirements and the budget. Renowned as the global leader in gabion walls, an increasing number of our clients know that we now also offer a wide range of retaining walls aside from gabions including blockwork and timber crib walls. 

Always striving to reduce the unnecessary use of construction and waste materials. Whichever solution is selected, our retaining structures have several things in common: they are modular, flexible and can suit most ground conditions. Indeed, we attempt to reuse site-won materials whenever possible, reducing the import and export of construction and waste materials. 

Our systems are simple and quick to construct. We offer client-specific solutions. Each system offers different benefits; whether a client needs the value, longevity and flexibility of a gabion wall, or the aesthetics of a MacWall segmental concrete block retaining wall system, our engineers can help. Unlike ‘mono-product’ companies who are only able to offer one wall type, we will offer a solution optimized to the client’s needs.