Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS) and Steepened Slopes

Reinforced soil slopes and steepened slopes present unique stability challenges, but they can be better alternatives to other grade separation applications when there is a need or preference for one or more of the following:

  • Natural, landscaped, sloping structures
  • Enhanced property values with a preserved native appearance
  • Environmental considerations or compliance
  • Smaller footprints with maximized usable land in undeveloped areas

  • Reduced material and installation costs, including the use of on-site soils
  • Elimination of surficial stability issues
  • Effective resistance to differential settlement and seismic activity

Like all of our Grade Separation Solutions, Tensar Slopes are mechanically stabilized with Tensar® Geogrids to provide long-term durability and structural integrity. Tensar Slopes reduce material and installation costs by minimizing fill requirements and allowing the use of on-site fills. They offer a number of facing options to satisfy aesthetic or environmental needs. And they’re supported with a full range of services including engineered drawings and site assistance.

Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS) and Steepened Slopes

Tensar Slopes reduce material and installation costs by minimizing fill requirements and allowing the use of on-site fills.

Sierra System installations typically cost 30-60% less than conventional concrete walls and have been used in commercial, residential, industrial, transportation and utility applications worldwide.

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