Orlando’s environmental conditions have created a lot of frustrating issues for property owners. Whether you are working on a new development project or trying to fix an existing problem, precast concrete panels are the solution.
Precast concrete manufacturers produce a wide range of engineered earth retaining systems designed to provide a straightforward and cost-effective solution for your next project. Issues with wall height, right-of-way, seismic activity, drainage, quality control and aesthetics can all be overcome with a precast concrete earth retaining system. National Precast Concrete Association.
Precast concrete is considered the most cost effective and strongest wall system for residential and commercial applications. The products come in a variety of colors and designs to match your architectural details.
A common retaining wall used in recent years is the MSE wall system (Mechanically Stabilized Earth). It’s classified as a retaining wall that is designed to withstand lateral earth and water pressure, and any live and dead load surcharges by using straps, gird, or other types of reinforcing in the backfill zone.
MSE panel wall systems have interlocking panels and are supported by straps or grid that are technically attached to the back of the precast and extend back from the panel into the retained soil, resulting in a reinforcing zone behind the wall.
The reinforced soil’s mass, along with the facing, act as an improved retaining wall. The reinforced mass must be built large enough to retain the pressures from the soil behind it. MSE walls usually must be a percentage as deep or thick as the height of the wall. If there is a slope or surcharge on the wall, then larger hight-to-depth ratios will be recommended.
Once it is installed, you don’t have to think about the precast material, it will stay looking great for decades. Which in the eyes of many consumers, is priceless!
Because all of our products at Florida Wall Concepts are manufactured off-site in a climate controlled environment, which means they are properly cured with stamped design and color. This process keeps the concrete from developing cracks or water damage. They are formed in molds to specifications of the fencing measurements, for a professional and uniform appearance.