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SM WALL

What is this?

The EQUITER® system SM WALL is an innovative process for the construction of reinforced soil structures by mean of insertion of synthetic armatures. The soil reinforcement technique, consisting in the insertion of armatures comprising both metallic and polymeric bands, deployed in horizontal layers within the ground and anchored to the external retaining wall, either vertical or slanted, is well known in the geo-technical engineering field and several systems based on this principle have been developed.

The EQUITER® system differs from other armature systems (metal bands or strips conventionally used) in its use of synthetic, bi-directional armatures in the form of geogrids.
(Italian Patent N. 1333029. The uniqueness of the EQUITER® system is in its use of geo-grids as armature elements. In reinforced soil, retaining wall structures as those examined here, the EQUITER® system geo-grids allow for the within-ground reinforcement to be more uniform, and give that reinforcement a more effective action when compared to that given by discrete strip or band anchorage systems. This is due to the presence of transverse lines, running parallel to the retaining wall, which noticeably improve the anchorage characteristics, thus increasing the armatures’ resistance to separation from the soil.

The Equiter® soil reinforcement system is totally composed of prefabricated elements, quick and easy to install, that together with fill-in soil of specific characteristics forms the structure.

The system can be used in several fields of application such as:

√ Support walls
√ Settling of slopes
√ Architectural barriers
√ Industrial works
√ Motorway platforms
√ Railway platforms

Benefits

Constituent elements

Of course the functioning principle of the main body as well as the following installation instructions remain valid for every application, varying case by case the environmental conditions and consequently the accessory works. Also, from the building point of view, the Equiter system is easier and quicker to carry out. The external containment wall can also reproduce several architectural motifs playing with the decorative elements and using its components as a mosaic.

The SM WALL system consists of:

What is this?

The EQUITER® system SM WALL is an innovative process for the construction of reinforced soil structures by mean of insertion of synthetic armatures. The soil reinforcement technique, consisting in the insertion of armatures comprising both metallic and polymeric bands, deployed in horizontal layers within the ground and anchored to the external retaining wall, either vertical or slanted, is well known in the geo-technical engineering field and several systems based on this principle have been developed.

The EQUITER® system differs from other armature systems (metal bands or strips conventionally used) in its use of synthetic, bi-directional armatures in the form of geogrids.
(Italian Patent N. 1333029. The uniqueness of the EQUITER® system is in its use of geo-grids as armature elements. In reinforced soil, retaining wall structures as those examined here, the EQUITER® system geo-grids allow for the within-ground reinforcement to be more uniform, and give that reinforcement a more effective action when compared to that given by discrete strip or band anchorage systems. This is due to the presence of transverse lines, running parallel to the retaining wall, which noticeably improve the anchorage characteristics, thus increasing the armatures’ resistance to separation from the soil.

The Equiter® soil reinforcement system is totally composed of prefabricated elements, quick and easy to install, that together with fill-in soil of specific characteristics forms the structure.

The system can be used in several fields of application such as:

√ Support walls
√ Settling of slopes
√ Architectural barriers
√ Industrial works
√ Motorway platforms
√ Railway platforms

Benefits

Constituent elements

Of course the functioning principle of the main body as well as the following installation instructions remain valid for every application, varying case by case the environmental conditions and consequently the accessory works. Also, from the building point of view, the Equiter system is easier and quicker to carry out. The external containment wall can also reproduce several architectural motifs playing with the decorative elements and using its components as a mosaic.

The SM WALL system consists of:

What is this?

The EQUITER® system SM WALL is an innovative process for the construction of reinforced soil structures by mean of insertion of synthetic armatures. The soil reinforcement technique, consisting in the insertion of armatures comprising both metallic and polymeric bands, deployed in horizontal layers within the ground and anchored to the external retaining wall, either vertical or slanted, is well known in the geo-technical engineering field and several systems based on this principle have been developed.

The EQUITER® system differs from other armature systems (metal bands or strips conventionally used) in its use of synthetic, bi-directional armatures in the form of geogrids.
(Italian Patent N. 1333029. The uniqueness of the EQUITER® system is in its use of geo-grids as armature elements. In reinforced soil, retaining wall structures as those examined here, the EQUITER® system geo-grids allow for the within-ground reinforcement to be more uniform, and give that reinforcement a more effective action when compared to that given by discrete strip or band anchorage systems. This is due to the presence of transverse lines, running parallel to the retaining wall, which noticeably improve the anchorage characteristics, thus increasing the armatures’ resistance to separation from the soil.

The Equiter® soil reinforcement system is totally composed of prefabricated elements, quick and easy to install, that together with fill-in soil of specific characteristics forms the structure.

The system can be used in several fields of application such as:

√ Support walls
√ Settling of slopes
√ Architectural barriers
√ Industrial works
√ Motorway platforms
√ Railway platforms

Benefits

Constituent elements

Of course the functioning principle of the main body as well as the following installation instructions remain valid for every application, varying case by case the environmental conditions and consequently the accessory works. Also, from the building point of view, the Equiter system is easier and quicker to carry out. The external containment wall can also reproduce several architectural motifs playing with the decorative elements and using its components as a mosaic.

The SM WALL system consists of: