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Martin,

I checked out the web site and called them directly. 
They just have the same geogrid system that everyone
else has.  Finding an "experienced" contractor
familiar with the right product is going to be a
problem too.

Thanks,
Jim
--- Martin Li <mli(--nospam--at)tb-engr.com> wrote:
> Jim,
> 
> Try Landmark Structural Anchorage System by "Anchor
> Retaining Wall Systems"
> (www.anchorwall.com or call at 1 - 877 - 295 -
> 5415).  I have their
> technical manual.  If you would have some info, give
> me your fax number or
> call them to get the manual.
> 
> Martin
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arvel L. Williams, P.E.
> [mailto:awilliams(--nospam--at)gwsquared.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 9:43 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Retaining wall replacement
> 
> Jim,
> 
> Try screw anchors with shotcrete.
> 
> Arvel
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Wilson [mailto:wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 8:56 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Retaining wall replacement
> 
> 
> I am looking for ideas to replace an existing
> creosote
> timber wall on my own property.  A major goal is to
> minimize disturbance of existing conditions.  There
> is
> a 6ft to 8ft tall wall with a 6ft shelf and another
> 5ft wall on top of that.  The total wall is over
> 100ft
> long.  Approximately 40ft of it needs to be restored
> exactly in its current location.  The rest can be
> set
> partially or wholly in front of the existing.
> 
> One block manufacturer has engineered the lower wall
> with 7ft wide geogrid starting at the bottom course.
> This is a major inconvenience because it requires
> removing so much existing earth, not to mention
> landscaping, trees and sidewalks above; possibly
> even
> a portion of my front porch.  Limited access and
> restricted equipment size are also big factors.
> 
> I like the idea of a ReCon block for its engineering
> properties, but its too heavy to get to this
> location.
>  PIP concrete is not an option.
> 
> The only practical way to greatly reduce the
> excavation seems to be some type of soil anchor. 
> I've
> spoken to Chance about it, and it doesn't sound out
> of
> the question from a cost stand point.  But I don't
> know how they would attach to the rear of the stone
> wall.  Could buried steel strong backs be used to
> accomplish this?
> 
> I've tried all of the local landscape-type guys
> without much help.  One suggestion I got was to wait
> until the existing wood wall collapses and then fix
> it.  Thanks, but no thanks.
> 
> If there is a precedent for using soil anchors with
> an
> engineered block wall, I would like to learn more
> about it.   Any other ideas are also appreciated.
> 
> Jim Wilson, PE
> Stroudsburg, PA
> 
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