Asheville, North Carolina
A boulder wall and slope failure occurred after a storm event on or about December 25, 2013.The wall failure was approximately 45 feet long in the middle of the gravel driveway. The wall failure left an approximately 10 feet tall shear face of exposed soil with the failed gabion basketrip rap rock and soil mass on the slope below. Gentry prepared retaining wall plans and specifications to repair the slope failure. The retaining wall consisted of Verti-Block 36-Inch segmental blocks geogrid reinforced with a maximum exposed height of 10 feet. The slopes above, below and adjacent to the wall were hydroseeded and covered with an erosion control mat and the ground surface above the slope and wall was seeded and covered with straw for vegetation.