Redi-Rock Retaining Wall News
We'd like to introduce the newest member of the Redi- Rock team: Andrew Nickodemus. Andrew is the sales rep for the Western US and Western Canada, as well as international territories! Learn more about him here.
We are excited to welcome Elizabeth "Bizzy" Sherwood to the Redi-Rock team! Bizzy is a recent graduate of Lake Superior State University and will be working for Redi-Rock International as an Inside Sales Representative.
Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) is a hot topic right now and our newest case study just happens to highlight a GRS wall project! Click here to learn more about how the town of North Haven, Maine overcame a variety of challenges by rebuilding a deteriorating marine bridge using Redi-Rock blocks in a GRS application.
Another awesome Redi-Rock project was recently listed as one of Storm Water Solution Magazine's, "2014 Top Storm Water & Erosion Control Projects." Congratulations to Redi-Rock Walls of the Adirondacks for their Lake George Beach Road construction project in New York, featured in the November /December 2014 issue of Storm Water Solutions. Read about it here!
Please note, the Redi-Rock International headquarters office will be closed from December 24th, 2014 until January 2, 2015. If you need assistance during these dates, please e-mail us at email@example.com or leave us a voice mail at 866-222-8400 x3036.
Redi-Rock was recently granted a patent for the "smooth groove" technology used in our Redi-Rock Positive Connection (PC) system blocks! This technology makes it possible to install strips of geogrid soil reinforcement through Redi-Rock PC blocks without damaging the geogrid, providing unparalleled connection strength for our PC walls. Click here to learn more about the other great features of the Redi-Rock Positive Connection System!
The Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville, KY was recently honored with the Grand Conceptor Award for Engineering Excellence by the Kentucky American Council of Engineering. Throughout this 3,800 acre park system there are 28,000 square feet of Redi-Rock retaining walls provided by Redi-Rock of Kentuckiana. Read more about this awesome project here!
Are you planning to attend the Geosynthetics 2015 conference in Portland, OR in February? If so, be sure to sign up for the "MSE Retaining Walls 1" session scheduled for Monday, February 16th from 9:15am - 10:45am where Jamie Johnson, Chief Engineer at Redi-Rock International and Clint Hines of JC Hines & Associates LLC will speak on the topic, "Evaluation of a Weight Independent Connection between a Polyester Geogrid Soil Reinforcement and a Precast Modular Block Facing Unit."
Check out this video of a construction project that is using a massive amount of Redi-Rock walls to expand a marina.You'll be hearing more about this project when it's complete!
The slope below this busy highway slid down into the neighborhood below, causing damage to the neighborhood and closing the roadway for months. Officials in Bellevue, WA were challenged with finding a way to repair the slope and restore the highway. Watch the video below to see why they chose Redi-Rock retaining walls as the solution!
Check out this project from CPM Group where Redi-Rock's ability to be installed in tight spaces helped save trees from being removed at this housing site. Click here to read more about this project on CPM's Facebook page.
The winner will be announced in August. May the best project win!
Take a look at the NPCA's "Meet a Precaster" blog series where Eull's Manufacturing is the featured company for the month of April. Check out the blog here!
The Redi-Rock engineering team is at the Geo-Congress show in Atlanta. Stop by our booth through Feb. 26 to see the latest innovations from Redi-Rock!
See why engineers are excited about the Redi-Rock PC System for reinforced walls in the latest issue of CE News! Read the article here.
Check out this great project from the archives. A camp in Missouri used Redi-Rock to help build a lazy river. Take a look at this project for a little break from winter!
Just days ago, a new pedestrian bridge at Foryd Harbor in Rhyl, North Wales opened up! This bridge is supported by Redi-Rock PC System walls in the Limestone texture. Redi-Rock free-standing walls also direct traffic leading up to the bridge. The local Redi-Rock manufacturer, CPM Group, did a great job on this project.
Did you know that Redi-Rock offers free analysis software for gravity walls? This is a powerful package designed to help you in engineering Redi-Rock retaining walls. 13 training modules are available to help you get the most out of the software; check them out here!
Check out this new project video to see how a homeowner used Redi-Rock walls to replace a failing retaining wall below a pool. Watch it here!
Learn how this Kentucky road construction project kept traffic moving using Redi-Rock gravity walls. Click here!
Click here to see how this PA town restored a creek bed using Redi-Rock walls after serious flooding damaged it 2 years ago. A second flood tested the Redi-Rock walls last week, and the channel performed exactly as designed. Thanks to local Redi-Rock manufacturer Smith Wilbert for sharing this project!
This Lexington, KY project takes “fast” to a whole new level. The owner of this project initially contacted Redi-Rock of Kentuckiana on a Wednesday for a consultation. Less than a week later, the entire 1,400 SF project was permitted, engineered and installed. Click here to see how they did it, and hear what the owner thinks!
The Redi-Rock Team is excited to welcome Cayce Armstrong, who joined the marketing team just last week as the Technical Marketing Specialist. She will be helping the team with customer relationship management systems, website updates, social media, web data reporting, creating layouts for e-mail marketing, and more.
Check out the newest Redi-Rock video to see how this town used Redi-Rock walls to stop erosion and improve the aesthetics of this neighborhood.
Last week, reps from Redi-Rock International visited Sunbury, PA to present the "People's Choice Rocky Award". Learn more about the project and why it won this award here
Pictured from left to right are: Jim Eister, Sunbury city councilman; Jason Metzger, project manager for HRI, Inc.; Jim California, PE and lead structural engineer on this project from Buchart Horn Inc.; and local Redi-Rock manufacturers Betsy Wisniski and Dan Schlegel of Paxton Precast.
If you're headed to the Geosynthetics with Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference this week (April 1-4) in Long Beach, be sure to stop by booth #142 to meet the Redi-Rock engineering team and check out the Redi-Rock Positive Connection System. It's worth seeing!
Check out the newest Redi-Rock video to see how this homeowner used Redi-Rock walls to help build his "man cave".
See how this WA camp used Redi-Rock headwalls and wing walls to create a tunnel under a busy highway so that kids could have safe access from one side of the camp to the other. Watch the video now!
The City of Sunbury, PA is so excited about being in the running for the People's Choice Rocky Award (and their inclusion in the 2013 Redi-Rock Calendar) that the city's newspaper published an article yesterday encouraging citizens to vote! You can check out the article here!
Be sure to vote for the project YOU think should win! click here.
Did you know that Redi-Rock reinforced walls have multiple batter options, including a 5 degree batter, 1 degree batter, or 0 degree batter? This allows walls to coordinate with existing infrastructure or landscaping to create a custom solution for your next project. Check out the batter option construction detail for more info, or see other capabilities of the PC System for reinforced walls on our construction details page here!
Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study to learn why the City of Sunbury chose Redi-Rock Ledgestone walls to protect and revitalize its riverfront. This project has gone through several floods without any damage since it was installed! Find details here.
This 16 ft. tall Redi-Rock retaining wall stopped serious erosion threatening this evacuated apartment building's foundations. "It turned the liability of an encroaching stream into a visual asset," the engineer explained. Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study here!
Highly efficient and corrosion-free PC System walls offer superior seismic performance and reduced geogrid requirements. Learn more about the PC system here!
When this California homeowner needed to reinforce the hillside below his home, he chose Redi-Rock retaining walls for their aesthetics, engineered strength, and dependability. See what he thinks of the finished project; watch the video!
Officials at the Kentucky Speedway are excited about the upcoming race and the increased capacity of the facilities--and Redi-Rock played a part in the expansion! Check out the Redi-Rock Limestone walls that flank the new tunnel connecting parking lot to speedway at at :56 and 1:27 in the video!
Redi-Rock Structures of OKI manufactured the Redi-Rock blocks for this project.
Check out more photos of the Recreation Area on our Facebook page!
Check out the newest Redi-Rock video, featuring a contractor describing how Redi-Rock walls allowed him to create an aesthetic entrance to a property in spite of the difficult right of way. This video is only 1 minute long, but it tells a great story! Check it out today and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss new videos as they come out.
…my project? If you haven’t checked out the new, industry-leading design charts available for Redi-Rock walls—try it today! Just plug in your wall height, soil type, and loading conditions, and in just a few seconds, you’ll see what gravity and reinforced options are possible in an easy-to-interpret format.
This erosion repair project in WA that used Redi-Rock as a solution was featured in a local news cast recently. Read more about this Puget Sound Precast project here!
The British Board of Agrément (BBA) has granted an Agrément Certificate to Redi-Rock International for Redi-Rock Gravity Retaining Wall and Free Standing Wall Systems. The BBA’s Agrément Certificates are only awarded after a successful, comprehensive assessment involving laboratory testing, on-site evaluations and inspections of production.
7,000 SF Walls Get Traffic Moving Ahead of Schedule:The Wisconsin DOT has approved the Redi-Rock Positive Connection System for DOT retaining wall projects. Click here to learn more about the PC System!
UK Riverbank RepairThe Redi-Rock design chart search for retaining walls has been completely re-organized to be faster and easier to use. Find the charts you're looking for right here--just fill in the three fields for wall height, soil type, and load conditions. wall type, and click "search" for a list of wall sections, calcs, and benefits. Check it out today!
Redi-Rock is unveiling the winners of the 2011 Rocky Awards which honor the best Redi-Rock projects completed in 2011! Four categories of awards were presented, including Commercial Wall of the Year, Residential Wall of the Year, Water Application Wall of the Year, and the People's Choice Award.
- 10.31.2011: Scottish River Channel Wall Featured
Check out the most recent edition of New Civil Engineer for an article on a Redi-Rock water application retaining wall in Scotland! The Redi-Rock channel was used to minimize excavation in the stream and protect a home and bridge from erosion damage.
- 10.24.2011: Hardscape North America Show
You won't want to miss booth #2170 at the Hardscape North America show! From Thursday, Oct. 27 - Saturday, Oct. 29, you'll be able to check out the unbeatable Ledgestone texture and the incredibly efficient PC System for reinforced walls.
- 10.17.2011: Cover Story--Stormwater Solutions
Check out the Oct. issue of Stormwater Solutions to see an awesome Redi-Rock channel project on the front cover! Read more about how this municipal golf course transformed a stream channel from an eyesore to an asset using Redi-Rock.
- 10.09.2011: Redi-Rock Exhibits at NAAMLP
If you are attending the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) Conference on October 9-12 in Lake Tahoe, stop by booth #16 to check out the latest from Redi-Rock--including the PC System and Ledgestone!
- 10.07.2011: Ledgestone Now Patented
Redi-Rock International has been Issued 6ea Design Patents for its revolutionary Ledgestone Texture.
- 10.03.2011: Find Redi-Rock at Toronto Geotech Trade Show
Stop the Redi-Rock booth at the 2011 Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference in Toronto through Oct. 6 to check out the PC System solution for reinforced walls and also Redi-Rock Ledgestone texture!
- 09.26.2011: Top 3 Advertising Award
Have you seen Redi-Rock ads in Stormwater Solutions magazine? Based on the 2011 AdStudy conducted by an independent agency, Redi-Rock ads were rated third in recal, readership and exposure.
- 09.19.2011: Redi-Rock helps road re-open
Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study--and find out how this13.5 ft. tall gravity Redi-Rock wall was installed in just 5 days to help re-open a roadway.
- 09.12.2011: Redi-Rock Solutions for DOT Projects
This week, Redi-Rock engineers will be presenting the Redi-Rock retaining wall system to the DOTs of Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. Redi-Rock is already on the approved products list for retaining walls in 17 states and has been used on DOT projects in many other states!
- 09.06.2011: Georgia DOT Approves Redi-Rock Gravity Walls
Redi-Rock gravity walls have been approved for use in DOT projects in the state of Georgia! Redi-Rock is now on the approved products list in 17 states--plus Redi-Rock walls have been used in DOT projects in multiple other states.
- 08.22.2011: Las Vegas Freeway Facelift
The Nevada DOT chose Redi-Rock for a truly unique 5-mile long freeway landscape project in Las Vegas! Check out a just-published article in Landscape Architecture and Specifier News!
- 08.15.2011: SASHTO
Visitng the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) in Louisville, KY later this week? Don't miss new transportation solutions from Redi-Rock--including seeing the PC System in person!
- 08.10.2011: Redi-Rock Walls Spreading Across Europe
- 08.01.2011: 19.5 Ft. High Gravity Solution
Engineers created a 19.5 ft. high gravity wall solution for this road construction project by combining Redi-Rock 60 In. base blocks and 9 In. Setback blocks! Redi-Rock is a proven solution for tall gravity walls--click here to learn more!
- 07.25.2011: 'How to Choose the Best Wall Solution'
Landscape & Hardscape Design Build featured large block Redi-Rock solutions in their June edition!
- 07.18.2011: Redi-Rock at MAASTO
You won't want to miss booth #17 at the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) meeting on July 20-22! Redi-Rock will be exhibiting the newest engineering advances for the transportation industry, including the PC System--so be sure to stop by.
- 07.11.2011: Shoreline Solution Published
Looking for a shoreline wall solution? Check out the June issue of Landscape Architect & Specifier News for an article about a Redi-Rock Ledgestone wall that protected a high-end home from extensive flooding!
- 07.05.2011: Town crew installs gravity wall in just 5 days
Check out the newest Redi-Rock case study to learn how a Redi-Rock Cobblestone wall replaced a failing natural stone wall on a busy street in upstate New York. The gravity walls minimized excavation and the Cobblestone texture and custom color made the wall blend in perfectly.
- 06.27.2011: PC System Resources Available
Details about the Redi-Rock Positive Connection (PC) System are now availble online! The PC System addresses the long-term connection requirements in the AASHTO LRFD specifications, provides superior seismic performance, and utilizes a corrosion-free reinforcement system without special connection components. Click here to learn more!
- 06.13.2011: Redi-Rock at USACE ISC Conference
Stop by booth 314 at the USACE ISC Conference in Atlanta, GA this week to see the Redi-Rock Positive Connection System first-hand and learn about its benefits in the transportation industry!
- 06.07.2011: Clint Hines elected to NPCA task group
The National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) Retaining Wall Committee has created a technical subcommittee to help craft a guide specification for precast modular walls. Redi-Rock Engineering Sales Manager Clint Hines, P.E. was chosen for this task group and will be working on writing this spec. Once the spec is drafted it will be submitted to the Retaining Wall Committee for consideration.
The available space to build a driveway to this property was very tight. Using Redi-Rock retaining walls allowed the contractor to build tall gravity walls within the tight parameters without using geogridor encroaching on the neighboring property lines.
A Cobblestone gravity wall was constructed along this busy road after flooding caused serious erosion to the slope. Since a cemetery is located on the hill above the road, minimizing excavation was paramount. Check out the video now!
A Ledgestone storm channel protects this Kentucky neighborhood from erosion and flooding. Hear what the engineers, city officials, and homeowners think of Redi-Rock!
A 19.5 ft. tall Ledgestone gravity wall makes way for an access road to the new Cincinnati FBI headquarters. Hear from the engineer, city officials, and installer in this video!