Metal Art Museum

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Overview

Location: Memphis, TN

Project Type: Slope Stabilization

Application: Steep Slope Stabilization

Product Used: ARMORMAX

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.

Performance

With 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. 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.

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