Hybrid Solutions for Precast Concrete Walls
The great thing about the Redi-Rock system is that all the precast concrete elements work together. When site scenarios demand different engineering behind the wall, a hybrid solution with Redi-Rock still presents a seamless solution on the front of the wall.
Why Choose a Hybrid Wall?
Because it will allow you to...
Mix and Match Blocks
The entire Redi-Rock precast modular block library is at your disposal. The blocks work together seamlessly, helping overcome your toughest challenges. Combine gravity, reinforced, and freestanding blocks in one wall solution.
Combine with Cast-in-Place Solutions
Another way to expand the functionality of the Redi-Rock system is to combine the precast modular blocks with cast-in-place concrete. From cantilever solutions with Redi-Rock textures to concrete backfill, the sky’s the limit for these solutions.
Design with Versatility
Hybrid walls from Redi-Rock provide great versatility in your design. A gravity wall atop a reinforced wall section can help create space for utilities or adapt to unforeseen circumstances on a job site.
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The versatility of the Redi-Rock system allows you to cater your solution to your exact site scenario. Because all of the parts and pieces of the system work together, hybrid solutions can help you tackle the toughest challenges. View the construction details to find how to create your hybrid solution.
Case Study: Gravity & MSE Hybrid Wall Performs Along Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan's rising water levels threatened the loss of valuable property and damage to a lakefront home near Michigan City, Indiana. The shoreline erosion caused an existing dry-cast modular block wall on the property to completely fail, increasing the urgency for a durable, long-term solution that also aesthetically suited this high-end, lakeshore property. The engineer designed a wall using both Redi-Rock XL Hollow-Core Retaining blocks and Redi-Rock Positive Connection (PC) blocks.
“We could have utilized XL blocks for the entire wall, but the PC blocks allowed us to tie in the upper mass with grid and open-graded stone helped do that.”
Richard F. Gerdeman III, P.E. Woolpert Chicago