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Olympia Retaining Wall Systems: 1 Block, Endless Patterns

by Tensar International, on Jul 11, 2019 12:16:48 PM

Tensar’s Olympia Retaining Wall System is based around a single block that can be set horizontally and vertically in order to create endless pattern options. This allows designers to create ashlar patterns, pilasters, stacked-bond borders, or virtually any other pattern with just one block.

Tensar Grade Separations Olympia Segmented BlockOlympia allows the designer freedom in selecting stacking and bond patterns. Multiple colors allow rich aesthetics without the need for custom-sized small or vertical blocks. Units are locally available in a wide variety of colors, textures and facing options.

Unlike other segmental retaining wall (SRW) systems, Olympia Walls incorporate a positive, mechanical connection between the wall face and the Tensar Geogrid, reinforcement providing unsurpassed structural integrity. It’s this positive, mechanical connection that greatly minimizes the potential of wall failure, even under the most severe conditions.

Each Olympia block weighs in at 65 lbs. per 0.89 SF block, making it is one of the lightest blocks per SF on the market. Lighter weight means less concrete to make, ship, and place.

Tensar's Olympia Retaining Wall System


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Tensar, the leader in geosynthetic soil reinforcement, offers a variety of solutions for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall projects. Our products and technologies, backed by the most thorough quality assurance practices, are at the forefront of the industry. Our support services include site evaluation, design consulting and site construction assistance. For innovative solutions to your engineering challenges, rely on the experience, resources and expertise that have set the industry standard for more than two decades.

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