SRW or segmental retaining wall design has just gotten easier. Allan Block has created and published the document Best Practices for (SRW) Segmental Retaining Wall Design to help educate and promote better design and construction practices of retaining walls in the field.
Best Practices is written in a specification format with 12 main topics of discussion that include but are not limited to: typical and pre- construction, multiple water management topics, soils, compaction, geogrid, taller walls, global stability, terraces and above wall considerations. Additionally, there are detailed cross sections that include notes and comments as well as references to other industry related standards.
The Best Practices document was created to be used as a guide and an industry standard for any equivalent segmental retaining wall (SRW) product and not just exclusively for Allan Block products. The goal with this publication is to help drive the industry towards zero wall failures. By creating a quality set of standards it lays out a good practice for how to plan, design and build SRW walls properly.