Retaining Walls and Abutments

Wire Walls

AIL Vist-A-Wall (Wire Walls) in mine site crusher wall application.
AIL Vist-A-Wall (Wire Walls) on BC’s Sea-to-Sky Highway.

Quick and easy to erect, adapt well to curves, angles and steps.

Wire Walls are ideal for fast and economical installation using cost-saving wire components and native backfill materials whenever possible in permanent or temporary applications.

Adapt well to curves, angles and steps.

Wire Walls easily accommodate curves, angles or steps and the facing and soil reinforcing systems allow for the installation of culverts, bridge piles or other site requirements.

Benefits

  • Economical system for retaining walls, steepened slopes and erosion control
  • Heavy-duty, black or galvanized steel wire interlocking wall and mat construction
  • Can handle extreme surcharge loads
  • Available finishes: natural stone, temporary (fabric), shotcrete or vegetated
  • Most cost-effective and easy way to construct headwall option for structural plate bridges
  • Permanent or temporary applications
  • Wall heights can exceed 30 m (100')
  • Height increments are 610 mm (2')
  • Adapts to curves, angles and steps

Applications

  • Retaining Walls
  • Headwalls and Wingwalls
  • Bridge Abutments
  • Grade Separations
  • Crusher Ramps/Walls

Wire Wall Finish Options

Wire Walls can be left ‘natural’, with exposed wire and select natural stone face or they can be designed to accept a variety of finishes, such as shotcrete or vegetation. Temporary Wire Walls with black steel and filter fabric at the face are also available.

Wire Wall Finish Option: Natural Stone
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Natural Stone

Shotcrete

Shotcrete Detail

Wire Wall Finish Option: Temporary Wire Wall Finish Option: Vegetated, Structure
Wire Wall Finish Option: Vegetated, Grown in

Temporary

Vegetated: Before

Vegetated: After


Installation

Wire Walls are ideal for fast and economical installation using cost-saving wire components and select engineered backfill materials.

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Starter wire face is installed on a compacted base.

Grid-Strip Soil Reinforcement System added.

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Backfill added over first course of reinforcement.

First fill lift with fabric and select stone above grade.

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Repeat previous steps for additional lifts.

Grid-Strip System can skew around obstructions.

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Then safety barrier and road surface added.

Wire Walls are well suited to a wide variety of applications.

Close up of Vist-A-Wall MSE Structural Wall System (Wire Wall).
Vist-A-Wall MSE Structural Wall System (Wire Wall).
Vist-A-Wall MSE Structural Wall System (Wire Wall).
Crusher wall made from Vist-A-Wall MSE Structural Wall System (Wire Wall).
AIL Vist-A-Wall (Wire Wall) stacked mats ready for use.
Vist-A-Wall MSE Structural Wall System (Wire Wall).
Crusher wall made from AIL Vist-A-Wall (Wire Wall).


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