Olympia® Retaining Wall Systems

1 Mechanical Connector for Entire System
65LB Facing Unit
Block Pattern Options
  • Single block can be placed horizontally or vertically
  • Multitude of pattern options
  • Stacking or bond pattern
  • One of the lightest blocks per SF on the market
Overview

Tensar's Olympia® retaining wall system is based around a single block that can be set horizontally and vertically to create endless pattern options. This allows designers to create ashlar patterns, pilasters, stacked-bond borders, or virtually any other pattern with just one block. Multiple colors allow rich aesthetics without the need for custom-sized small or vertical blocks. Units are locally available in a wide variety of colors, textures, and facing options.

System Components

Tensar's Olympia retaining wall system is comprised of:

  • Tensar UX geogrid
  • Olympia segmental units
  • Olympia connectors
  • Engineering and site assistance

Lightweight Blocks

Each Olympia block weighs in at 65lbs per 0.89 SF block, making it one of the lightest blocks per SF on the market. Lighter weight means less concrete to make, ship, and place.

The Backbone of the Olympia System: Tensar UX Geogrid

Tensar UX geogrids are manufactured from select grades of HDPE resins that are highly oriented and resist deformation when subjected to high tensile loads for long periods of time. These geogrids carry large tensile loads applied in one direction. Their open aperture structure interlocks with natural fill materials, making them ideal for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) applications.

The Engineered Advantage™

Tensar is the industry leader in soil reinforcement solutions. We've developed products and technologies at the forefront of the geotechnical industry for more than three decades. Our products are backed by the most thorough quality assurance practices in the industry. And we can provide full engineering and construction support, including detailing, design, site assistance, and review of stamped drawings for each of our grade separation solutions.