Matt Singer, Director of National Sales and Training here at VERSA-LOK, answers this question and others about big retaining walls versus small wall projects in the April-May, 2014, issue of Hardscape magazine.
VERSA-LOK retaining wall units provided a perfect solution for stadium seating, functionally and economically, as explained in this article from Concrete Masonry Designs magazine, Hardscape Edition, 2013, a publication of the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA).
Sometimes, if you want the job done right, you just have to do it yourself. That’s what Mike Smith decided when he arrived at University of Wisconsin-Stout four years ago to take over as campus grounds supervisor.
In terms of cost, aesthetics and design flexibility, VERSA-LOK segmental retaining wall units could be your most effective solution the next time you find yourself in a tight spot.
Segmental retaining walls (SRWs) taller than 4 feet typically require soil reinforcement. The most cost-effective way to retain soil in these situations is with a geogrid-reinforced retaining wall—where grid is an option.
A popular outdoor amphitheatre on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) got a new lease on life last year when crumbling limestone seating tiers were replaced with VERSA-LOK seat walls and integrated stairs.