TensarTech® RockWall™ Rock Cage Retaining Wall System

70°-85° Face Batter Range
3Component System
50%Minimum Saving Compared to Gravity Gabion Structure Component System
  • Rockfill gabion faced reinforced soil retaining wall system
  • The attractive look of rockfill gabions wall cages at a lower cost
  • Value engineered design by Tensar’s experienced team.
  • Rigorously tested for stability, durability and load-bearing capacity

Need a retaining wall or slope design for your project?

Tensar’s design team can produce a free of charge “Application Suggestion” to illustrate what Tensar can achieve and how much value can be added to your project.

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TensarTech RockWall is a rock cage retaining wall system for many earth retaining structures. It offers the attractive look of steel wire and stone from a traditional retaining gabion wall, but typically at a lower cost than a mass gabion structure.

By using only a single, narrow gabion retaining wall at the face, with lower cost (often site-won) soil fill material behind, reinforced with Tensar uniaxial geogrids to create a stable soil block, the cost and time savings become clear. 

System Components

The prefabricated galvanised steel cage facing units of Tensar's rock cage retaining wall systems have been specially designed for face angles between 70˚ and 85˚. The face units are securely connected to the Tensar geogrid soil reinforcement using Tensar’s polymer bodkin joint rather than relying on friction alone, ensuring the structure remains permanently stable. 

The TensarTech RockWall System includes advice, training and services from Tensar’s design and on-site teams, pre-construction drawings and installation guidance (including state-of-the-art software) as well as three specific products.  These are the Tensar uniaxial geogrid reinforcement (independently BBA certified) and the welded wire units and polymer bodkin connectors. 

Single Source Retaining Gabion Wall Systems

The components of the TensarTech Rockwall retaining gabion wall system have been specifically designed to work together for optimum efficiency and performance. Galfen coated welded wire gabion wall cages, high strength polymer bodkin connectors, and Tensar uniaxial geogrids work together to form a reinforced soil and rockfill retaining wall system that meets or exceeds the industry standard.  Tensar’s experienced engineers, using our sophisticated TensarSoil software, can provide everything from free application suggestions to a full design and supply service. 

No Fuss - No Risk Rock Cage Retaining Wall Construction – Simple and Rapid 

Contractors appreciate the ease of installation of TensarTech rock cage retaining wall systems. The facing requires no heavy lifting equipment. The cage unit geometry makes placement and alignment of the facing straightforward, and placement of the geogrid reinforcement and connection to the retaining wall gabion cage units requires no specialist skills. The rest is straightforward earthworks. Typically, no structural foundation is necessary, mobilisation costs are minimal and staged construction is easily accommodated. Tensar can provide detailed construction drawings as part of the design and supply service, and site assistance is available when needed. No fuss, simple and quick.

Structural and Landscape Options  

Whether you’re increasing usable land or improving property value, the TensarTech Rockwall system can solve your most challenging rock cage retaining wall requirements. From building large structural walls to small, tiered garden installations, Tensar’s retaining rock gabion walls can blend effortlessly with the natural surroundings of any site.



Design Software for Rock Cage Retaining Wall Systems

The TensarSoil design program allows the design engineer to produce designs for rock cage retaining gabion walls, as well as reinforced soil walls, slopes and bridge abutments.

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