Our renowned Terramesh® System is a modular system used to form rock faced reinforced soil walls (also known as Mechanically Stabilised Earth) and embankments. It has been used globally on some of the most significant infrastructure schemes, including what is believed to be the tallest reinforced soil structure in the world at 74m high.
On taller slopes and structures, it can also be used in conjunction with our high performance primary geogrids, ParaLink®, ParaGrid® and MacGrid® WG.
It consists of pre-assembled units of double twisted wire mesh (8×10 type). The facing section of the unit is formed by connecting a back panel and diaphragms to the main fascia unit, thus creating the rectangular shaped cells used for stone confinement. The geogrid reinforcement, fascia and lid are all one continuous panel of mesh. Terramesh® System units are supplied in standard lengths, requiring no cuts on site.
Following assembly on site, the fascia unit is filled with suitable gabion stone fill. Structural backfill is then placed upon the soil reinforcement geogrids and compacted. Subsequent Terramesh® layers are placed onto the completed layer beneath.
Terramesh® units are fabricated from heavily galvanized GalMac® and polymer coated steel wire.
Terramesh® units are produced in our factories around the world. The management and production system in many of our factories is certified in compliance with ISO 9001.
In selected factories, the Terramesh® System units are produced in compliance with CPR – Construction Product Regulation 305/2011, having EC marking in compliance with ETA-13/0295. The management and production system is certified in compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 (related to the environmental management system).
Please contact your local Maccaferri subsidiary for details on the compliance and certification in your area.