Railroad Club’s Ties with VERSA-LOK Go Way Back
“The runs were finished in 1994, but there are still areas where we plan to replace old railroad timbers with VERSA-LOK," said Tim Kirby, president of St. Croix Railroad. "We’ve found that VERSA-LOK is great for do-it-yourselfers,"
Leaking Underground Garage Remedied with VERSA-LOK SRWs
When water started seeping into an underground parking garage below a four-story condominium building in St. Paul, Minn., the property managers knew that the only solution was to re-waterproof the exterior block of the garage.
Tiered VERSA-LOK Segmental Retaining Walls Enhance Pedestrian Underpass
Eau Claire, a town of 66,500 in west central Wisconsin, often ranks high on quality of life lists. In 2013, the Wall Street Journal’s Money Watch designated the city as one of the best places to retire in the United States. City planners and citizens have ensured that pedestrians and bicycles will have a place in the city’s future with projects like the Hastings Way pedestrian underpass. City planners chose the VERSA-LOK Mosaic retaining wall system to create an inviting and attractive entryway to the underpass.
Luck Be a Raised Patio
Like other businesses that rely on people gathering, the Municipal Golf Course in Luck, WI, was having a bit of bad luck when the COVID-19 pandemic closed all but essential businesses. Course superintendent Kevin Clunis spent that time making improvements and thinking about ways to add value for customers at the beautifully landscaped course on Big Butternut Lake. “COVID got us thinking about how to get more people here and how to keep them here longer,” said Clunis.
UW-Stout’s In-House Landscaping Department Does It All With VERSA-LOK
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. Since that time, he’s transformed his realm from a maintenance department that contracted out most of its landscaping work into a full-service landscaping department that does everything from plantings to engineered VERSA-LOK retaining walls.
VERSA-LOK Provides a Solid Solution for Lake Erie Cliff Erosion Problems
VERSA-LOK retaining walls have been called upon to solve a lot of erosion problems. But few have been so complex or unique as keeping a towering cliff from crumbling into Lake Erie outside of Cleveland.
VERSA-LOK Bridge Wins NCMA Award of Excellence
A master planned community near Kansas City named Seven Bridges wanted to showcase its gateway bridge with something extraordinary, so they built the arched vehicle and pedestrian bridge out of VERSA-LOK retaining wall units. The design was so successful it won the National Concrete Masonry Association’s 2008 “Award of Excellence.”
Natural Stone Look of Mosaic Retaining Wall Preserves Historic Look
When the Town of Wilton, Maine, wanted to reclaim some land along a scenic stream to build a parking lot, it wanted the facility to blend in with its surroundings. Adding to that challenge was a massive retaining wall behind the parking lot that would tower more than 20 feet tall and span nearly 175 feet from end to end.
VERSA-LOK Versatility Showcased in Medical Center Courtyard
When Tri-Star Health System gave its 35-year-old Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, a facelift, the renovation included adding a sunken, open-air courtyard to serve as a combination dining-waiting area for visitors and patients.
VERSA-LOK Rescues Development Project with Cost-Effective Retaining Wall
A proposed commercial development project in northern California was about to go by the wayside due to serious cost overruns on a cast-in-place retaining wall. But substituting a VERSA-LOK segmental retaining wall put the project back on track and saved the developer nearly $1 million.
VERSA-LOK Retaining Walls Convert Atlanta Hillside to Upscale Townhome Development
When Southeast Capital Partners, Inc. contracted ECM Modular Walls of Atlanta to build a series of retaining walls that would transform a tree-filled hillside into the 53-unit Brickstone Heights townhome development, they knew there was only one system for the job.
VERSA-LOK Transforms Ohio Freeway From 'Gray Wind Tunnel of Concrete'
“Highways are an inescapable part of modern life,” says Jack Marchbanks of the Ohio Department of Transportation, “but they do not need to be gray wind tunnels of concrete that carry joyless commuters to their destinations.”