Fortrac-
Reinforced-
Soil

 

Supporting and retaining structures
such as slope and hillside stabilisation,
but also steep slopes and bridge
abutments made of Fortrac reinforced
earth are a fast and economically safe
alternative to conventional construction
methods

 

HUESKER Ltd.
3 Quay Business Centre
Winwick Quay
WA2 8LT Cheshire
United Kingdom

System solutions for steep slopes,
supporting structures and abutments

Today Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) systems can be found in a wide range of applications. As supporting structures, they primarily fulfil supporting and securing functions. Examples are retaining walls, slope protection or slope stabilisation. Reinforced soil can also be used to construct steep slopes and overhanging slopes of up to 110°. GRS retaining structures are convincing due to their high stability. They can be erected much faster than conventional methods. The time saving means lower labour costs, as less personnel and equipment are required. Because local soils are often used, additional material costs are low. Fortrac Systems combines GRS systems with various face solutions. In addition to purely visual purposes, these can also fulfil structural and  and other functions. Targeted noise abatement can be achieved with noise barriers or noise protection walls, e.g. with Fortrac Gabion. Land restoration measures such as steep slopes that can be planted with vegetation can be solved with Fortrac Nature. Do you need a retaining wall in the water? Find out more about Fortrac Block. Are you looking for a quick and easy solution for your bridge abutment? Take a look at Fortrac Panel. This is just a selection of countless possible applications.

Rapid installation coupled with reliable long term performance
Cost effective modular systems
Installation also possible with cohesive and contaminated soils
Structures with heights exceeding 60 m and inclinations of 110° feasible
No elaborate foundations needed
Steep slopes, reducing space and material requirement
High resistance to settlement and deformation, depending on system
Resource-efficient through use of soil and spoil material
Lower CO2 emissions and energy consumption than with standard solutions
Retaining walls/steep slopes
Bridge abutments
Noise control
Earth pressure relief
Rockfall/avalanche protection
Landfill construction
Hydraulic engineering

Straightforward installation

Just a few steps and your Fortrac System is in place
Step 1

Formation

Prepare formation together with any necessary base area for facing on subgrade of adequate bearing capacity.

Step 2

Fortrac-reinforced earthworks

Construct Fortrac-reinforced earthworks layer by layer, with or without geogrid wrap-around, as required. Depending on system, also incorporate formwork, erosion/wash-out protection, drainage and facing connection components etc.

Step 3

Facing

Depending on system, install facing layer by layer in tandem with earthworks or connect to earthworks as the final operation. Facing may serve as the active component in structural system or simply be attached as a passive element.

Mastering Challenges with Fortrac Systems

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