Green Terremesh Retaining Wall Systems
The name TAL has become synonymous with Gabion / Terramesh retaining structures. Most recently Bennett Construction engaged our services at their high profile Project in Hollyhill, Cork. The system selected was Maccaferri’s Terramesh.
Maccaferri Terramesh® System is a versatile modular system used for soil reinforcement applications such as mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls; reinforced slope systems (RSS) and soil reinforcement. It is used for commercial, industrial, road works, erosion control and bank stabilization.
Terramesh® structures rely upon the double twist steel wire mesh placed horizontally within the slope with back-fill compacted upon it. The gabion type facing element of the Terramesh System is fully integrated with the double twist mesh reinforcement and is dependent upon the final use of the structure. This double twist mesh reinforcement takes advantage of the friction acting along the surface of the wire and, more importantly, the mechanical interlocking properties of the back-fill.
As opposed to the traditional stone filled basket format this system gives an aesthetically pleasing landscaped finish to the area. This project was up to 30M long and 6M in height. The photos show the wall under construction and the finished project.