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MSE Walls & Slopes


Nilex offers various innovative Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) and Reinforced Steepened Slope (RSS) systems for grade-separation challenges. These engineered solutions provide clients with an array of possibilities with respect to aesthetics and facing inclination, allowing for the most cost-effective use of land while achieving maximum architectural and environmental value. We offer proven economical alternatives to traditional grade-separation building materials and practices that incorporate high-performance geosynthetic products and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) soil reinforcement systems. 
Nilex MSE systems can be designed to address technical challenges such as potential for differential settlement and seismic activity, heavy loading and non-standard backfill materials. Our dedicated MSE Division specializes in the delivery of MSE systems of all types in all market segments. Our MSE systems include reinforcement, facing and drainage materials, design and support services. 

MSE Walls & Slopes Applications

Retaining Walls

Nilex offers hard surface, green and wire faced retaining wall systems for residential, commercial and industrial building sites requiring grade separation solutions. Our systems provide long-term durability, structural integrity, efficient installation, and many aesthetic options. Nilex...

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Using the Innovation Calculator, we can calculate the economic and environmental benefits when using geosynthetic materials versus conventional methods. This includes total CO2 Emissions, percentage CO2 Savings and project cost savings.

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I want to thank you for getting things organized as quickly as you did for us and for the follow up calls and site visits that allowed us to get this work done and meet our schedule dates for the road work. As well, your product knowledge and ability to provide the technical support when dealing with the consultants was a major help in getting the system approved and installed correctly.

Bob T, Project Manager, MGP Construction Ltd.

Not only was there a substantial cost savings realized by the client, there was also a benefit to the road structure as well. The original design road structure number was 3.780 and a calculated traffic (ESALs) of 2,147,000. The revised road structure number using the TX5 is 4.260 and a calculated traffic (ESALs) of 4,593,000.

Jim B, C.E.T., Senior Project Manager, WSP Canada Inc.

Nilex was an invaluable asset in the successful completion of the Troutbrooke Drive Slope Stabilization project in Toronto, by providing engineering assistance, installation training and continuous on and off site technical support.

Terraprobe Engineering

The CULTEC system was simple to install. We will be recommending, and looking forward to using the Cultec system for future projects.

Kang Construction

We love you guys for getting this project [Energy Environmental Experiential Learning (EEEL) Building Grounds] completed in the timelines required.

S. Chan, EllisDon

The MSE Walls & Slopes Specialist

Dan MacDonald, P.Eng.

MSE Walls and Slopes Specialist

Dan has 25 years of diverse technical experience within highway infrastructure, consulting, underground mining, and hydro-electric tunnelling. He has specific expertise on design-build / partnership projects as well as expertise in all construction facets of Mechanically Stabilized Earth walls and slopes.

Our specialists are experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of their application area. They function across all Nilex regions and can provide assistance in determining the best solution for the challenges you face at any stage of a project. Just another way of knowing you've made a smart choice.

Talk to Our Team

Want more information on our products and services? Need help with your order? Contact our team today.

With 38 years' experience in the geosynthetics industry and a long-standing commitment to the environment, our highly qualified staff can assess your needs and work with you to determine the best solution for the challenge you're facing.


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