Marine Applications:

  • Docks
  • Quays
  • Wharfs
  • River Walls
  • Seawalls
  • Coastal Highways
  • Dams and Spillways

Reinforced Earth soil reinforcement technology has been adapted for the design of marine walls, which can be constructed under dry conditions and at low tide, or constructed entirely under water up to depths of 10m.

Reinforced Earth marine walls are designed with special precautions to include the additional loading conditions caused by tides, flooding, rapid water level draw down, debris flow, wind driven pack ice and storms. Specially designed seawall wave deflectors make driving safer by protecting roadways from excessive wave pounding while reducing wind swept spray and icing.

The longest Reinforced Earth walls in the world were constructed to support coastal highways. These include the 11 kilometre long wall on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean and a total of 30 kilometres of seawalls in the Gaspé Peninsula of Canada (constructed in the 1970's and 1980's). For seawalls constructed in tidal zones Reinforced Earth's rapid construction technique allows contractors to avoid the cost and environmental impact of coffer dams.  

Rapid, economical and flexible installation with precast facing panels makes Reinforced Earth marine walls an excellent alternate to CIP or piled structures.

Underwater/Quay Wall

Riverfront Underwater Wall

Highway supporting seawall

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