Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall Restoration
If you are looking for the best-in-class mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall restoration contractor in Florida, look no further than Shenandoah. As a geotechnical construction company, we specialize in MSE wall restoration. With over 4 decades of hands-on experience, the professionals at Shenandoah have the experience, training, and real-world skills necessary to complete your project correctly, on time and on budget. Whether it’s a bridge abutment structure, retaining wall, seawall, bulkhead, or dike restoration, you can count on our team’s technical expertise to permanently restore and stabilize your MSE structure. Shenandoah utilizes a deep polymer injection process that restores mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls to a safe, and stable condition. Shenandoah can complete your restoration project cost effectively and in a way which is environmentally friendly, with no excavation and mess. Established in 1976, we are one of the oldest and most experienced geotechnical contractors in the state of Florida. Contact us today to start your inspection and restoration project.
Mechanically Stabilized Earthen (MSE) Walls provide unique engineering solutions for roadway designers and transportation managers. We offer an innovative solution for restoring failing walls quickly and cost effectively.
What Is a Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall?
MSE walls are made up of diverse types of backfill, often with a geosynthetic (geogrid) reinforcement style structure. MSE walls stabilize steep unstable slopes that carry heavy (crest) loads against them. The face of the wall is often made of precast blocks or panels that will tolerate some vibration and differential movement. In some MSE walls individual grid cells are filled with backfill soils to help stabilize it.
Causes of Failing Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls:
Both man-made and natural causes can lead to weak backfill soils in the MSE earth wall. Backfill soils can be weakened by extreme loads, vibration, and constant movement. The original soil material/composition may not have been packed properly before construction, or nearby drilling, trenching or excavation may result in compromised soil quality. Heavy rains, flooding, water intrusion and displacement of water can lead to erosion and soil failure. Regardless of the cause, weak soils and subsoils result in voids and depressions (subsidence) and erosion. Any of these reasons can cause MSE walls to fail.
What are the Benefits of the Shenandoah Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Restoration & Soil Stabilization Process
Weight Bearing Capacity Restored or Increased
Material Reaches 90% of Strength in 15 Minutes, Assets can be Used Immediately
Precision Pavement Leveling Often up to 1/8” Tolerance with Rapid Polymer Expansion
Use of Small 5/8” Injection Holes, No Deconstruction Reconstruction
Low Pressure Injection of Polymer down to Base and Subbase Soils
One-Time Cost-Effective Method for Long Lasting Restoration
The benefits of the Shenandoah process far outweigh the traditional mudjacking process. Although mudjacking is still used today for traditional foundation & slab lifting/leveling, the materials that are used with mudjacking often require a lengthy installation process and do not stabilize the underlying soil & subsoils as well as our polymer injection process. As a result, mudjacking restorations often have a much shorter life expectancy, which produce much higher costs down the road to resolve recurring problems. Other disadvantages to Mudjacking include the weight of the slurry grout, which can break up with vibration. Slurry grout pumped over distressed bases makes for a short life expectancy. Larger diameter drilling holes are needed, which can further compromise the current structure and mudjacking slurry grout can take up to 7 days to cure.
Soil Subsidence is a Frequent Problem in Florida
The stability of any structure, such as MSE walls, bridges, roadways, or concrete slabs, is based primarily on the soil properties it is built upon. Florida’s sandy, limestone soils and geological conditions can cause voids in soil underneath foundations, concrete slabs, roadways, structures, railroads, and more. Under overbearing weight, the supporting soils will become inadequate to support the structures built upon them. When settlement occurs, it can destroy the value of the assets and property and even render it unsafe. Click Here to Learn More.
Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Restoration and Soil Stabilization Methods
Shenandoah is a licensed affiliate of Uretek. Uretek’s (UDI) 2 stage deep injection polymer process has led the industry since the 1980’s. Commonly known as chemical grouting, UDI’s two stage deep injection polymer process, is a form of compaction & permeation grouting and soil stabilization for structures and water/fluid control, including:
- Culvert Repair & Restoration
- Bridge & Roadway Transition Lifting & Leveling
- Concrete Slab Lifting & Leveling
- Railroad Track Lifting & Leveling
- Foundation & Slab Lifting & Leveling
- Public Works & Utilities
- Airports & Runways
- Sea ports, etc.
Other Applications Include:
- Manufacturing Plants
- Agricultural Facilities
- Heavy Industry
- Industrial Parks
- Public Works
- Prison Facilities
- Hotels & Resorts
Contact Shenandoah, your Statewide Expert in Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Restoration & Stabilization
When it comes to mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls restoration & stabilization, don’t settle for any company less than the best! With decades of technical and hands-on experience and thousands of successfully completed projects, Shenandoah’s portfolio of satisfied clients is nearly endless. Shenandoah uses the most current advanced equipment and materials in the industry to ensure project success and decades of long-lasting results, saving our customers tens of thousands of dollars with extremely limited down time. Contact us today to start the inspection, restoration, and maintenance program.
Walls & Foundation Restoration:
Bridge & Roadway Lifting & Leveling
Our Inspection, Restoration, and Maintenance, (IRM) Program has helped maximize the performance of our customers sanitary and stormwater systems for over 40 years.