MSE - Mechanically Stabilized Embankment
For retaining walls on most state highway projects, the typical wall is constructed of a precast panel facing and granular soils reinforced with linear reinforcements of metal strips, metal grids or HDPE grids. Faddis is familiar with all of the approved systems and has experience casting the various coping or parapets that are designed for the top of the wall. Systems that require sound absorptive surfaces may be cast with AcoustaCrete poured monolithically with the panels as is shown in the photo below. The wall to the right of the corner element is faced with AcoustaCrete, and to the left is concrete. The walls will be stained with an acrylic stain after completion to provide a uniform surface color. If MSE walls are used as blast barricades, use of an AcoustaCrete face can act to absorb some of the force of the blast wave.
Patterns and colors are available in wide variety for any MSE precast retaining wall system. Faddis has 5' x 10' forms or can cast product in forms provided by the MSE wall company. Precast parapets with patterns on both sides are also available.