EVALUATION OF THE PRECAST GEOMEGA MSE WALL SYSTEM
The GeoMega system, which has been used in 46 projects across 10 states over the past 8 years, incorporates high tenacity polyester GeoStrap® soil reinforcement, precast concrete facing panels, and a patented synthetic insert that provides a mechanical connection of the GeoStrap to the precast concrete facing.
This approach to mechanically stabilize earth walls is ideally suited for sites with aggressive backfills or in areas exposed to seawater, while allowing for the use of a durable concrete facing.
Some of the notable projects into which RECo’s system has been used include the Port of Miami Tunnel, the I-95 Overland Bridge Replacement Project in Florida. The two projects chombined use roughly 300,000 square feet of the GeoMega system to enable long-term reinforcement and durable facing in otherwise electrochemically aggressive soil environments.
Non-highway applications have included the Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion in Brentwood, California, and raised-foundation walls for the support of oil tanks in Marrero, Louisiana.