Wall Solutions Case Studies

Belgard Commercial segmental retaining walls (SRWs) provide cost-effective wall solutions to achieve a variety of commercial construction design goals. Below are some examples of how the Belgard Commercial team worked with designers, developers and contractors to find creative solutions to reduce costs, maximize usable space or overcome unique site or project challenges.

WESLEY/VALLEY SQUARE COMMONS


Developers in Golden Valley, Minnesota, were faced with multiple construction challenges when attempting to optimize a large piece of property with massive slopes abutting a stream. Staged construction of Anchor® Diamond Pro® SRW helped maximize use of the property, provide durable stormwater retention and erosion protection, and protect the stream.

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AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY


At a time when concrete prices were skyrocketing in the Florida market, developers of the Ave Maria community needed to construct 106,000 square feet of walls for a large detention pond, land bridges, landscaping walls, entrance signage, and soil stabilization. Anchor® Diamond Pro Stone Cut® provided a cost-effective, low-maintenance alternative to poured-in-place concrete stucco with the textured look the design team desired.

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ARMISTEAD POINT GOLF COMMUNITY


A steel shortage created both cost and construction delay issues for this Williamsburg, Virginia, land bridge project. The project was also faced with deep peat deposits that were deemed too costly to excavate Anchor® Diamond Pro Stone Cut® provided a solution that was structurally sound, more adequately complemented the historic community, and provided a 50 percent cost savings compared to the proposed steel bridge.

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RIVER BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL


The site for this South Carolina school district was mired with extreme conditions—densely wooded land, wetlands, highly variable topography and a deep ravine. A combination of Anchor® Diamond Pro Stone Cut® and Anchor® Vertica Stone Cut® cost-effectively made the site suitable for development while providing an aesthetic that blended well with the picturesque countryside.

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CHASTAIN PARK PLAYGROUND


When this outdated Atlanta, Georgia, children’s park was looking for an upgrade, maximizing the available space and budget were the primary goals. A combination of Mega-Tandem™ Mass Segmental Retaining Wall (MSRW®) and Urbana Stone® permeable pavers helped eliminate the need for a detention pond, reduce the cost of the wall project by over $200,000, and significantly increasing the size of the play area.

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CONSTANCE MARINA FLOOD WALL


The owner of this Ohio River marina wanted to create a more attractive riverside entrance that would stabilize a challenging slope, increase his usable space and withstand the riverbank’s harsh environment. Mega-Tandem™ Mass Segmental Retaining Wall (MSRW®) offered the visual appeal of chiseled stone and eliminated the need for excavation, saving time, money and headaches on the project while meeting the construction goals. Soon after installation, the resulting wall withstood a 20-year flood event with zero degradation.

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VIKINGS TCO PERFORMANCE CENTER


The site for the new Minnesota Vikings headquarters required an extensive amount of grade changes plus strength capable of supporting multiple commercial buildings, a stadium and five practice fields. Initially planned with a structural block wall system, the design team discovered the Mega-Tandem™ Mass Segmental Retaining Wall (MSRW®) system could provide the stability they needed with the added benefit of a much more attractive chiseled stone look.

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