VSoL® retained earth system has proved its merit
throughout the world as a practical and
cost effective construction technique for
a wide variety of retaining wall applications.
This area of activity is showing significant
growth within VSL.
technically validated and highly reliable system uses precast
concrete panels and galvanized steel mesh or polymeric strips to
reinforce the soil mass. Its use of crossbars to stabilize the soil
bearing, provides all panels with resistance for greater than that
offered by competing frictional systems and is particularly applicable
in seismic areas.
This components produce a stable, unified block, widely used for the
construction of highway bridge abutments, approach walls, material
storage facilities and other grade separation structures.
Available using steel mesh
reinforcement as the VSoL® Steel
system or with coated polyester
straps as the VSoL® Polymeric
system, this VSL technique uses a
variety of panels shapes, sizes and
finishes which connect to the soil
reinforcement using simple,
reliable connection details. When
combined with compacted backfill
these components form a
reinforced internally stable soil
mass suitable for approach ramps,
bridge abutments and general
retaining wall construction.
precasting, Semplak Project, Indonesia
In addition to
being a highly cost
effective solution, in many markets
VSoL® walls have an attractive
appearance as well as providing a
highly cost-effective solution.
Walls that incorporate a number of
different patterns are becoming
increasingly common in some
markets and VSoL® walls are being
chosen as a reliable way to create
a high quality pre-cast finish.
Panels are available in many
colours, textures and patterns to
suit the architects' and engineers'
Keystone application in bridge
In addition to panel faced VSoL® walls, through its
tie up with Keystone Retaining Walls Systems,
USA, VSL is also offering segmental block faced
wall solutions for retained earth walls in Hong
Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
By combining the benefits of a dry cast concrete
block facing, with steel mesh or geogrid
reinforcement, Keystone extends the range
of cost effective retaining walls.VSL has the
in-house capability to manufacture the Keystone
blocks on site if required.