Patent Number: 6,296,422

Title: Element for forming ground covering, restraining and reinforcing structures, particularly for forming retaining walls

Abstract: The subject of the invention is an element (1) for forming ground covering, restraining and reinforcing structures, particularly for forming retaining walls. The element (1) is constituted by a single wire-netting panel and is divided into a bottom portion (301), an intermediate front restraining portion (101), and a top end covering portion (201). These portions are delimited by reinforcing bars (2, 3) which are inserted in the mesh of the wire netting and which extend along the front portion (101) or define, between the portions (101, 201, 301), the predetermined bend lines for the formation of a substantially channel-shaped restraining element with a substantially vertical or inclined front wall. The structural element is filled with earth, stones or combinations of earth and stones (7, 7') and several channel-shaped layers each formed by an element (1) can be laid on top of one another to form retaining structures.

Inventors: Ferraiolo; Francesco (Ca' de' Fabbri, IT)

Assignee: Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

International Classification: E02D 29/02 (20060101); E02D 029/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018