Case Study: Metal Art Museum

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Case Study Overview

Project: Metal Art Museum
Location: Memphis, TN, United States
Project Type: Slope Stabilization
Application: Slope Stabilization
ProductS Used: ARMORMAX®

Photo showing gabion baskets failing to provide stability at the Metal Art Musuem.

Problem

When gabion baskets failed to prevent continuous slope failure on the hill behind the Metal Art Museum, a solution was needed to provide permanent slope stabilization. It was critical that the slope be stabilized against both global and surficial failure.

Solution

In order to provide a geotechnically sound alternative, soil nails were used to stabilize the deep seated failure and the ARMORMAX® 75 Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions™ was chosen to provide surficial stability. Whit its combination of the High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) and Engineered Earth Anchors™, this system provided a dynamic erosion control and slope stabilization solution and allowed for shorter and less soil nails to be used than originally designed.

Photo showing ARMORMAX and soil nails installed to stabilize against surficial and global failure.
Photo showing vegetated, geotechnically stable, and aesthetically pleasing slope after completed installation of ARMORMAX 75.

Performance

The HPTRM is engineered with X3® Fiber Technology which locks in seeds and moisture, promoting rapid root mass development allowing the slope to vegetate quickly providing an aesthetically pleasing and geotechnically stable slope.


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