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LOCK+LOAD is the largest hand-placed retaining wall product on the market today.

LOCK+LOAD is the Fastest hand-placed retaining wall product on the market today. Priced competitively with modular block but with the flexibility of wire faced walls, this one of a kind modular cantilever unit provides structural capacity of similar wet cast panel and big block walls.

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Standard Panel
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Half-sized Panel
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Corner Panel
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Capstone

*All Retaining Wall Projects require a site-specific design.*

LOCK+LOAD supports earth retention using the standard design concept of a cantilever. The panel and counterfort sections when combined create the LOCK+LOAD Cantilever Unit.  Each LOCK+LOAD unit stabilizes a block of compacted soil, in essence creating a self-stabilized soil block with a concrete face.

The LOCK+LOAD retaining wall solution was developed to take advantage of the self-weight of soil to restrain horizontal loads from that same soil. The weight of soil mass being 3 times greater than the resultant horizontal thrust from the same soil. The Cantilever Units are proportioned to take full advantage of these forces. ensuring the horizontal soil load is never exceeded.

The Cantilever Units are independently deployed and are supported only by the surrounding soil.

This individuality allows for installation of LOCK+LOAD walls in almost any configuration: level or on grade, battered or vertical, curved or straight, and potentially all in the same wall.

Long term performance of LOCK+LOAD comes from simple, independent cantilevers, constructed of high quality cast concrete, utilized in a low stress soil environment.

LOCK+LOAD allows for a single zone of uniform compaction of backfill up to the back of the wall panel.

LOCK+LOAD is the Fastest hand-placed retaining wall product on the market today. Priced competitively with modular block but with the flexibility of wire faced walls, this one of a kind modular cantilever unit provides structural capacity of similar wet cast panel and big block walls.

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LOCK+LOAD supports earth retention using the standard design concept of a cantilever. The panel and counterfort sections when combined create the LOCK+LOAD Cantilever Unit.  Each LOCK+LOAD unit stabilizes a block of compacted soil, in essence creating a self-stabilized soil block with a concrete face.

LOCK+LOAD is comprised of a panel (90lbs) and counterfort (40lbs).  The Unit is manufactured utilizing wet cast, air-entrained, fiber and steel reinforced, 5500 psi (38 Mpa) concrete. Shipping is done on pallets, each pallet holding 14 units, weighing approximated 1850 lbs and providing about 50 square feet of wall face (4.6sqm).

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LOCK+LOAD is comprised of a panel (90lbs) and counterfort (40lbs).  The Unit is manufactured utilizing wet cast, air-entrained, fiber and steel reinforced, 5500 psi (38 Mpa) concrete. Shipping is done on pallets, each pallet holding 14 units, weighing approximated 1850 lbs and providing about 50 square feet of wall face (4.6sqm).

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Without additional soil reinforcement, LOCK+LOAD is considered a gravity structure that can be used to create walls 4 rows or 5’ 4” (1.6 m) high. Taller walls require the Cantilever Units to act as a stabilized soil facing for a larger reinforced soil structure such as : Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE), Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS), Soil Anchors and Nails. LOCK+LOAD installation remains virtually the same, as only the additional soil reinforcement may vary in length, type and location. Since Cantilever Units are independent there is no vertical accumulation of stress.

These LOCK+LOAD walls behave as a true Mechanically Stabilized Soil Mass with non-extendiable reinforcement using common MSE analysis methods.

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