GENERAL REWRITE

 

MECHANICALLY-STABILIZED EARTH (MSE)

RETAINING WALL PANELS


 

GENERAL

 

Provisions of this IM, IM 445 and Section 2432 of the Standard Specifications shall apply to the production and fabrication of mechanically-stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall panels. Approved producers and fabricators are listed in the Materials Approved Products Listing Enterprise (MAPLE).

 

MATERALS

        Only plastic supports for reinforcing steel shall be accepted based on approved brands as noted in IM 451.01, Appendix A.

 

        Lifting anchors shall be galvanized in accordance with Standard Specification 4100.07.

 

 

CURING

 

        Panels shall be acceptable for shipping or for placement when 28-day strengths have been obtained.

 

REJECTION

        Failure to meet any of the specified requirements

 

        Surface defects that are objectionable.

 

        Chipping, cracking or fractures

 

HANDLING, STORAGE & SHIPPING

        Units shall be handled with care, lifting shall be with padded straps or padded contact areas and shall be stored above ground on wooden or padded supports.

 

        Support shall be adequate, firm, and shall be placed evenly to prevent sagging.

 

        Handling shall be minimized.