The Verdura® retaining wall system is the most plantable, versatile, and strongest Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall on the market today. The name Verdura® comes from VERdant (green with vegetation) combined with DURAbility. Verdura® offers the opportunity to create ”living walls”; providing the strength and function of a standard retaining wall plus the added ability to sustain live plantings.
The Verdura® retaining wall system is designed with a “positive mechanical connection” between the block and the geosynthetic reinforcement. This mechanical connection provides a uniform distribution of tensional strength that does not rely solely upon frictional forces generated from a stack-height of the block-units or point load from pins or clips. Combined with the high shear strength from the lip of the block, Verdura® allows for soil compaction directly behind the block units facilitating the use of heavy construction equipment within close proximity to the wall face. Larger walls are built concurrently with grading and backfill is placed with scrapers.
The series of Verdura® wall blocks can be used for a wide range of construction projects ranging from small residential projects to large scale developments. The Verdura® wall transforms a grade transition into a vegetated “steepened slope” instead of a concrete scar across a hillside.
Verdura® offers something for just about everybody. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to create a vertical garden or a large developer seeking to economically terrace a master planned community, this specialized, fully plantable, segmental retaining wall system provides the solution to a wide variety of design challenges. Because of its inherent strength, ease of installation and ability to be completely planted, Verdura® has been the wall of choice for nearly 20 years.