NAUE WRAP

The NAUE WRAP Secugrid® geogrid system for reinforced earth structures utilizes Secugrid® in wrapped, reinforcement envelopes at slope fronts. Temporary formworks, such as wood piles, are used in the site preparation and construction process. Mechanical protection of the high load-bearing capacity of NAUE’s Secugrid® reinforcement technology is secured by the installation of Secumat® erosion control mats or Secutex® nonwoven geotextiles. These measures protect against erosion of the soil. NAUE WRAP is highly adaptable to project-specific requirements and geometries, which leads to an economical, aesthetic solution capable of supporting vegetation. Slope surfaces at angles up to 70° can be vegetated. Additional UV protection can be provided through the installation of facing stones or other adequate materials.

Applications:

- Vegetated slopes between 45° and 70°
- Retaining walls up to 90°, in combination with a panel facing

System Components:

- Secugrid® PET geogrid for primary reinforcement
- For taller constructions, Secugrid® PET geogrid for secondary reinforcement between layers
- Temporary formworks
- Secumat® erosion control mat or Secutex® nonwoven geotextiles
- Fasteners
- Hydroseeding

Advantages:

- Permanent stability even on slopes up to 90°
- One source/system for all reinforcement needs
- Natural, green-faced constructions
- Conserves construction resources (and costs), as site formworks can be reused
- Simple construction
- High load capacity
- Site soils (including cohesive soils) can be used, which optimises project economy since more-affordable cohesive soils can be used rather than disposed of or replaced with non-cohesive soils
- Secugrid® geogrids can be used with soils stabilized with cement or lime
- Variable spacers allow site-specific slope face adjustment
- Ecological benefits associated with the use of local soils include decreased transportation pollution (and cost) and conservation of natural resources
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