What are Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls (MSE)
Mechanically stabilized earth or MSE is soil constructed with artificial reinforcing. It can be used for retaining walls, bridge abutments, dams, seawalls, and dikes. Although the basic principles of MSE has been used throughout history, MSE was developed in its current form in the 1960s. The reinforcing elements used can vary but include steel and geosynthetics.
Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls are retaining walls constructed in fill situations and consist of horizontal layers of reinforcement such as geogrids to prevent erosion. The Facing can include precast concrete panels, concrete blocks, vegetation, rock or various options.