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Retaining Walls

While there are many traditional options when constructing retaining walls, often involving reinforced concrete and piling, for substantial savings in both construction time and cost, combined with versatility, Tensar has developed the TensarTech range of retaining wall systems. The TensarTech range makes use of a combination of soil reinforcement geogrids securely connected to attractive facing units, including dry laid concrete modular facing blocks.




A wide range of options

With our 30 years of construction knowledge, design experience and innovative geogrid products, Tensartech Retaining Wall Systems provide a number of facing types and construction options to suit the structure’s end use, location and required design life. These include:

TensarTech TW1TW3, and Mesa modular block retaining wall systems made from precast concrete, in a wide selection of styles, colours and textures. The TW1 Link system provides the option to build an architectural, project specific masonry or brick skin which is connected to the Tensar block face using stainless steel ties.

TensarTech Panel, as either full height or incremental pre-cast concrete panels in a size, shape and finish, as needed to suit the project specification and aesthetic requirements

TensarTech Marine incorporating substantial pre-cast concrete units ideally-suited to aggressive marine conditions

TensarTech RockWall  allows the use of lower cost fill in the reinforced soil zone behind the facing units, combined with the visual of a traditional gabion face

TensarTech TR2  a functional, low-cost structure that is quick and easy to erect, suitable for temporary works structures or for lateral thrust relief on existing retaining walls

Whatever the project, we can help you

Tensar’s innovative technology has been used all over the world, and a full range of case studies and brochures is available to assist in your choice. We can also provide full technical support including expert advice, specifications, drawings, certified designs and details of pricing, and we regularly organise and provide free reinforced soil design workshops across the globe.


Save time and cut expenses with Tensar Technology

TensarTech wall systems provide long-term, proven design stability and aesthetically pleasing design. 

The benefits

Whichever TensarTech Wall System is right for your project, the benefits remain the same:

  • Long-term, proven design stability
  • Simple construction, reducing cost and build times
  • Aesthetically appealing design
  • Modular block systems which are dry-laid without mortar
  • Easy creation of complex or curved geometry
  • A design life of up to 120 years
  • The possibility of using site-won materials
  • Most systems require neither crane lifts nor temporary propping
  • May avoid need for bearing piles
  • High resistance to dynamic and seismic loading

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