For 38 years, Nilex's engineered, technically advanced geosynthetic materials have provided customers with choices and alternatives to conventional construction methods for less money. Smart, environmentally conscious solutions used in the most difficult grade separation challenges.
Nilex distributes a variety of products for Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) systems for any grade separation application including bridge abutments, vegetated reinforced steepened slopes (RSS), approach walls, temporary walls and block walls. Our products offer an assortment of options that include vegetated walls and slopes as well as hard surface and wire walls. By incorporating Tensar geogrids and geotextiles along with various facing elements we offer smart choices for our customers that are not only economical but also attractive for all their MSE project needs.
The ARES Retaining Wall System uses a precast concrete panel wall facing that is customized to meet project-specific architectural, structural, aesthetic and budget requirements.
The Mesa Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) System features a unique positive mechanical connection between the masonry block facing unit and the geogrid reinforcement.
The patented StoneTerra™ Retaining Wall Block System offers an attractive architectural face and simple installation all at a sensible per square metre/foot cost.
SierraScape is the only wire-formed retaining wall system with a positive connection between the wire form and geogrid reinforcement. Finished facing options can include stone, shot-crete and vegetation.
The Sierra Slope Retention System is a premier reinforced soil slope retention system designed to blend naturally with the surrounding environment.
Nilex’s Anchor Reinforced Vegetation (ARV) system can be engineered to provide surficial slope stabilization to resist shallow plane failures that typically occur after heavy rain or during spring thaw.
The ARES® Retaining Wall System marries geogrid reinforcement with pre-cast concrete panel facing units. A variety of treatments can be applied to the facing panels to achieve unique aesthetic looks and effects.
The components of the ARES wall system include:
One of the key advantages of the ARES Retaining Wall System is that full-height panels can be delivered, erected and braced in one operation. This allows the backfilling process to proceed at its own schedule, unaffected by the schedules of wall facing delivery and installation.
MSE Walls & Slopes
The Mesa® Segmental Retaining Wall System combines the aesthetics, versatility and economy of segmental concrete block units with a unique, positive mechanical connection between the block and the geogrid reinforcement.
The basic components of the Mesa Wall System include:
Mesa’s unique, positive mechanical connection provides long-term durability, increased structural integrity and simplified construction. Mesa is particularly advantageous on projects involving heavy loading conditions, high traffic and/or high seismic activities.
MSE Walls & Slopes
A retaining wall block that takes advantage of the positive attributes that specifiers and customers are trying to find. The patented StoneTerra System offers an attractive architectural face and simple installation all at a sensible per square foot cost. StoneTerra offers more possibilities with less effort.
Whether you are a homeowner, contractor, landscape designer or engineer/architect, StoneTerra is the right block for your next project.
The StoneTerra Wall System units offer an easy-to-build, structural retaining wall. With eight different block styles available, the designs are limitless.
SierraScape® is a cost-effective alternative to conventional retaining wall systems. SierraScape is the only wire-formed retaining wall system with a positive connection between the wire form and geogrid reinforcement. The flexible nature of SierraScape makes is it well suited for applications prone to differential settlement or seismic activity.
The basic components of the SierraScape system include:
Two Stage Walls
When differential settlement is a concern, the SierraScape system has been constructed in two stages. In step one, the SierraScape structure is constructed with a "temporary" soil/fabric facing and allowed to settle over a specified period of time. In step two, a permanent facing (concrete panel or other) is attached after differential settlement has occurred.
Pressure Relief Applications
The SierraScape system can also be used for pressure relief applications to eliminate lateral loads against below-grade structures. SierraScape provides a faster, more affordable alternative to large cast, in place foundations and supports soil and building loads for below-grade construction.
The Sierra Slope system is the "green" structural alternative to retaining walls. Sierra Slope maximizes the use of valuable land and is lower in cost than concrete retaining walls. Sierra Slope also has the added benefits of natural aesthetics and flexibility.
The basic components of the Sierra Slope system include:
Sierra Slope is a smart choice for grade separation systems. Sierra Slope costs 30 to 60 per cent less than concrete wall systems, and it enhances property values with naturally vegetated, graffiti-resistant facing options. A SierraSlope system can be constructed without select/specialized backfill and is well suited to sites prone to differential settlement.
MSE Walls & Slopes
Nilex’s is a durable, flexible armouring system for severe erosion and surficial slope stability challenges. Constructed of a woven three-dimensional High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM), the ARV system provides a lightweight protection layer that is securely anchored with earth percussion anchors for long term design life.
For structural applications, the ARV system can be engineered to provide surficial slope stabilization to resist shallow plane failures that typically occur after heavy rain or during spring thaw.
Nilex’s ARV System can also be used in non-structural applications where additional factors of safety are required, including protection from earthen levees from storm surge and wave overtopping and stream, river from scour and erosion.