SmartSlope is a vegetated retaining wall system that is comprised of open-celled pre-cast concrete modules. The system utilizes a polymeric reinforcement strap. Each module is stacked in a staggered pattern that creates planting pockets. The pockets are filled with growth media and then planted. The entire face of the wall will be covered with vegetation upon grow out.
- Increased functionality - SmartSlope walls install easily and quickly, the company assures, become stronger as roots establish, can be built up to 9 feet without reinforcements, and provide erosion control while reducing stormwater runoff.
- Ecological benefits - SmartSlope retaining walls are made with post-consumer recycled materials and use 50% less concrete than traditional retaining walls, according to the company. Also, SmartSlope is designed to help reduce heat island effect and stormwater run-off while creating urban habitats.
- Economical incentives - Furbish Company says that by utilizing less concrete, savings are increased. Installation is quick and requires 46% fewer modules, cutting labor costs.