Fortrac Block Structure - Various concrete block designs - Huesker Bauprojekte

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HUESKER Ltd.
Space2work Warrington
Winwick Quay
WA2 8LT Warrington
United Kingdom

Multi-faceted retaining structures with concrete block facings

With Fortrac Block, we offer you the possibility of fitting your Fortrac reinforced soil structure with various concrete block designs and looks. Supporting structures such as heavyweight walls, bridge abutments, but also retaining walls in water can thus be realised easily and quickly. The Fortrac geogrids, the filling soil and the blocks usually form the load-bearing element of the supporting structure when combined. Besides this active design, passive solutions are also possible. The mortar-free system can be used for almost any slope height and inclination up to 90°. Depending on the form of block, the facing can be easily erected by hand without the use of lifting tools. Small concrete blocks and terraces can be used to model a wide variety of terrain shapes and also partially greened retaining walls. Thanks to our Fortrac grids made of PVA, you can even erect your retaining structure in water containing sulphate and with alkaline materials, e.g. cement or lime stabilised, cohesive soils.

System benefits

  • Formwork-free, mortarless system

  • Straight, curved and tiered walls possible

  • Wide selection of block shapes, sizes, weights, colours and finishes

  • Project-specific solutions with structural or purely cosmetic/protective facings

Our system models

Hollow block facings
  • Medium sized lightweight hollow concrete blocks
  • Crushed stone filling ensures a very strong bond
  • Fewer blocks per m² speed up installation
  • Blocks placed by hand and with minimal equipment
  • Curved wall sections easily formed
Hollow chamber block Facing - Various concrete hollow chamber blocks - Huesker system variants
Solid block facings
  • Small sized lightweight solid concrete bricks
  • Blocks placed by hand and with minimal equipment
  • Curved wall sections easily formed
Solid block Facing - Flexible solid concrete blocks - Huesker system variants
Large concrete block facings
  • Large sized solid concrete blocks
  • Fewer blocks per m² vastly speeds up installation
  • Prefabricated blocks with cast-in geogrids further simplify installation
Concrete block Facing - Solid concrete block - Huesker system variants

Component kit

Everything for your Block system model

  • Interaction flexible Fortrac geogrid
  • Separating nonwoven
  • Solid blocks
  • Hollow blocks
  • Large sized concrete blocks (reinforced/unreinforced)
  • Crushed-stone drainage layer
Fortrac Geogrid - Composite Flexible Geogrid - Huesker Components
Basetrac Nonwoven close-up - Huesker Geotextiles
Solid blocks - Light concrete solid blocks - Huesker components
Wall made of different Fortrac Block stones - Creative use
Wall made of Fortrac Block stones - Stable construction - Huesker application examples
Drainage ballast layer/drainage mat - Drainage components - Huesker components

New: The Fortrac Systems Calculator

Try our new Fortrac Systems Calculator for free now! In just a few clicks, you can calculate your geogrid-reinforced retaining wall quickly and easily. You can use the calculator on almost all devices without downloading anything. Have fun calculating your individual retaining wall:

 

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