Wall - MSE Retaining

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SITEDRAIN geocomposite drainage products provide solutions for a wide variety of subsurface drainage problems.  Multiple core and geotextile combinations are available to meet project specific conditions and requirements, including geotextiles meeting AASHTO M 288-06 specifications insuring high performance and high survivability for the most demanding civil and highway construction conditions. For product selection and design assistance please contact your AWD technical services professional.
The Problem

MSE Retaining Walls must have adequate drainage to reduce hydrostatic pressure and to reduce or eliminate unsightly seepage and soil staining.  Incorporating proper drainage design into an MSE Retaining Wall may reduce embedment lengths for reinforcement layers. 

Stone drains can be expensive, impractical and time consuming.  They are prone to clogging if separation is not provided between the stone and the soil backfill.

The Solution

SITEDRAIN engineered geocomposite products provide predictable high performance drainage to eliminate subsurface water accumulation.  The formed, polymer core and bonded geotextile retain soil particles while allowing water to freely enter the drainage core and convey to designated outlets.

SITEDRAIN engineered geocomposite drain products are typically placed as back drains between the retained zone and the reinforced zone.  The geocomposite drains placement can be continuous or intermittent and will connect to SITEDRAIN HQ Series for collection and conveyance to the designated outlet.
The Products

SITEDRAIN DS-90 Series is designed for MSE Retaining Wall applications where moderate compressive strength and flow capacity are desired. The dimples face the retained zone. 


SITEDRAIN DS-180 Series is designed for MSE Retaining wall applications requiring an increased compressive strength and increased flow capacity.  The dimples face the retained zone.

      SITEDRAIN HQS Series is an engineered collection and high flow conveyance system designed specifically for use with SITEDRAIN DS-Series products.  The design combines a high profile core with a unique core flange that allows a direct connection to the DS-Series drain.

SITEDRAIN Strip Series is an engineered, value based alternative to traditional pipe and stone drainage systems.  It provides a significantly higher collection rate, comparable flow rate and increased ease of handling and installation without the cost and aggravation of stone.



AWD offers a complete line of fittings to connect your engineered geocomposite drainage system to traditional conveyance pipes.

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