The emergence of geo-synthetic fabric industry has resulted in the ability of engineers and contractors to design and construct reinforced earth structures (a.k.a. mechanically stabilized earth structures/MSE structures) using fabrics. Reinforced earth or MSE structures have a long history of use for new construction as well as the repair of failed earthen embankments.
NETCO specializes in the construction of such reinforced earth structures in coastal bank environments. We work with the client, the geotechnical engineer or coastal geologist, and suppliers to design a reinforced earth wall system that will restore and/or reinforce a coastal bank against further collapse or erosion. We also recommend various types of native coastal plant vegetation material including various types of “live stakes” that can be incorporated into the reinforced earth system. NETCO also provides vegetation recommendations for restoring native bank habitats for birds and other wildlife as well as provides an aesthetically pleasing look to the completed MSE retaining wall installation.