Highway 70 Retaining Wall Repair and Extension

Retaining wall repair engineered by Bunnel Lammons Engineering

Asheville, N.C. – BLE provided geotechnical exploration, geotechnical construction support and oversight, repair and design construction drawings, and construction materials testing services for a new retaining wall on Highway 70 in North Carolina. Observation and preliminary assessment of the site indicated the need to provide additional stability for both the existing segmental block retaining wall…

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Chattahoochee River Bank Stabilization

Chattahoochee river bank

Phenix City, Alabama – BLE provided geotechnical exploration and slope stability analysis for the design and construction of a 125-foot long by 20-foot tall Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall. The new retaining wall, consisting of Filtrexx Living Wall Gro Soxx facing, was built to stabilize a failed slope located below an existing electrical transmission…

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Arch Culvert & Geogrid Reinforcement Wingwalls

Arch Culvert

Greenville, South Carolina – BLE provided geotechnical exploration, laboratory testing, and construction monitoring and testing for an arch culvert and associated geogrid-reinforced wingwalls providing roadway access to a new landfill area. The arch culvert is approximately 35 feet tall and 200 feet long. The geotechnical exploration indicated that foundation conditions consisted of 6 to 12…

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Parking Lot Pavement Evaluation

Pickens County School Bus Parking Lot

Pickens County, SC – The School District of Pickens County established funds to replace the distressed asphalt pavement at the existing school bus parking lot located at 688 Pumpkintown Highway in Pickens, South Carolina. The purpose of the study was to provide an assessment of the existing pavement section, the underlying subgrade condition, and provide…

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Old Toll Road Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

Asheville, NC – BLE provided geotechnical exploration and construction materials testing services for the design and construction of a 100-foot long by 30-foot tall Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining wall consisting of Redi-Rock 28-inch facing blocks.  The new retaining wall was built to replace a failed rock wall. A significant feature of this project was the…

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