Smooth Finish

Smooth Finish


Heavy Haul MSE Walls Provide Industrial Site Infrastructure sticky icon

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The Marcellus and Utica shale formations, which extend across southern New York, northern and western Pennsylvania, western Maryland, eastern Ohio and almost all of West Virginia, offer a plentiful supply of ethane, a natural gas liquid and a primary raw material in the production of plastics.

Florida's Turnpike - Designing Veterans Expressway Improvements sticky icon

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Introduction

Construction on the $380 million Veterans Expressway widening project started in summer 2013. When the project is completed, two lanes will be added in each direction: one an express lane, the other a general use toll lane. The project includes 65 Reinforced Earth® MSE walls, totaling 648,420 square feet of wall facing (11 football fields).

Challenges

MSE Walls Become the Central Aesthetic Feature at La Villita Apartment & Homes sticky icon

Rusticated, stucco-textured top panels above normal water elevation

Responding to specialized customer needs with beauty, performance, service life and economy – that perfectly describes Reinforced Earth® custom-engineered Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls from The Reinforced Earth Company (RECo). But sometimes the architecture drives the project and the engineering must follow. That was exactly what Cousins Properties, Inc., manager for land owner Las Colinas Land Limited Partnership, found as it began developing the La Villita luxury apartments and homes, in Irving, TX.

Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Eases Flow of Panama Canal Freight: Relieves Truck Congestion sticky icon

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Did you know that the Panama Canal flows all the way to Savannah, Georgia?  Maybe not literally, but the Port of Savannah has the largest single container terminal in North America and, in its fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, handled 3.66 million Twenty-foot Equivalent [container] Units, or TEUs. The TEU is the standard measure of containerized freight, equivalent to 20 ft. x 8 ft. x 8 ft., and containers based on this standard can be moved seamlessly between ships and trucks.

Bayonne Bridge Project Gets a Lift sticky icon

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Reinforced Earth® mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining structures have long been known for their ability to support bridge abutments. Now, working with an innovative design-build contractor, The Reinforced Earth Company (RECo) is designing and supplying Reinforced Earth structures that also support bridge building.

Shored Reinforced Earth Walls Take on Challenging Terrain in North Carolina sticky icon

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In western North Carolina, in the mountainous terrain of the Pisgah National Forest, few roads are straight, fewer are level, and the combination of straight and level is almost non-existent.  Highways thread their way through meandering valleys or along folded and twisting hillsides, defining the shortest distance between towns.  Some roads, like NC Route 194, just cannot avoid the tortuous curves and terrifying switchbacks imposed by an unforgiving topography, sometimes seeming to trace the alignment of a piece of ribbon candy turned on edge.  Though in places barely two la

Rt. 52 Causeway sticky icon

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Rt. 52 Bridge Replacement

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) began in Summer 2006 the first part of its $400 million project to replace the Route 52 Causeway bridges and the roadway section between Somers Point and Ocean City, with a 3-mile-long structure connecting these seaside communities. This was one of NJDOT's largest projects and considered critical because it is the emergency evacuation route for Ocean City, NJ.

I-25 & Santa Fe Interchange sticky icon

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In mid-July 2011 the Colorado Department of Transportation began the $32.1 million I-25/Santa Fe Drive Interchange project near downtown Denver. Hamon Contractors was awarded the job and Slaton Bros, working with The Reinforced Earth Company (RECo) and Pacheco CPI, was hired to provide the permanent and temporary retaining walls on the project.