Retaining Walls With Proven Engineering
Designing critical wall structures is important work – and you need the best resources available to help you do your job. You'll find them here!
The Design Resource Manual
This manual is straightforward and optimized to help make your job easier. The DRM includes a comprehensive block library, installation manual, construction details, FAQs, and more.
[NEW] Technical Resources and Test Reports for Barrier Walls
Definitive design guidance for engineers seeking to add parapet traffic or pedestrian barriers to Redi-Rock walls. Now you can build a structurally sound barrier directly atop a wall based on exhaustive evaluation conducted at our state-of-the-art testing lab.
Helpful Engineering Resources
Redi-Rock Wall+ Software
Redi-Rock offers a free, robust program from Fine software, developers of the GEO5 geotechnical suite of software, to help build confidence in your wall designs.
Preliminary Wall Sections
The Preliminary Wall Section tool is a great way to get an idea of the best solution for your site! These are optimized wall solutions for your soil and loading conditions.
Redi-Rock is a versatile system with block types that made designing custom walls possible! Get block dimensions and weights for any block in the Redi-Rock system here!
Earth Pressure Theory
Practical Review of Factors Affecting Earth-Pressure Retaining Structures Presented by Stan Vitton, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Stan Vitton, a Professor at Michigan Technological University in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, reviews when Rankine's and Coulomb's theories should be applied, then brings the theory full circle by examining a case study.
Earth Retention Structures
Updates on GRS-IBS, IDEA, and AASHTO MSE Design Presented by Daniel Alzamora, P.E.
Redi-Rock sponsored this webinar hosted through ASCE where Daniel Alzamora, P.E., M.ASCE, the Senior Geotechnical Engineer for the Federal Highway Administration, presented updates on FHWA's programs related to MSE walls.
Robust Design Framework
Limit Equilibrium Design Approach Addressing Essential Aspects of Geosynthetic Reinforced Walls and Slopes by Dov Leshchinsky, Ph.D.
Dov Leshchinsky, Ph.D. covers the limitations of conventional limit equilibrium (LE) analysis and shares the framework he developed that was published by FHWA in 2016 and recognized by AASHTO in 2020.
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