Retaining Wall Investigation

Prescott, AZ

Market: Retail

Completion

2013

Shortly after the site was developed, a terraced, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall failed. The MSE wall, with heights up to 63 ft tall, consisted of precast concrete facing panels and soil backfill interlayered with geogrid reinforcement. SGH investigated the failures’ causes and assisted the owner in evaluating repair options.