Case Study: Edgewood Middle School

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Case Study Overview

Project: Edgewood Middle School
Location: St. Mounds View, Minnesota
Project Type: Wrapped-Face MSE Structure
Product Used: PYRAWALL® 

Photo of Gateway Services Community Development District pond bank erosion.

Problem

In 2019, Edgewood Middle School underwent renovations and expansion, including the construction of a new parking lot. To utilize the available property, a wall was needed to create a level surface area for the parking lot.

Solution

PYRAWALL, an engineered wrap-face vegetated solution for constructing reinforced-soil walls and steepened slopes, was selected to reach the desired grade. Initially a modular block wall was considered, but PYRAWALL was selected because it was a more cost effective and environmentally friendly solution.

Photo of Gateway Services Community Development District pond bank restoration in progress.
Photo of Gateway Services Community Development District pond bank restoration in progress.

Solution

PYRAWALL, an engineered wrap-face vegetated solution for constructing reinforced-soil walls and steepened slopes, was selected to reach the desired grade. Initially a modular block wall was considered, but PYRAWALL was selected because it was a more cost effective and environmentally friendly solution.

Photo of Gateway Services Community Development District pond bank after restoration using ARMORMAX.

Performance

Eight, one foot, PYRAWALL lifts were constructed to raise the grade for the new parking lot. The wall was fully vegetated within four months of construction, and now blends with the current landscape.


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