Foster Supply Inc., (FSI) is proud of the roll out of our Redi-Rock “Positive Connection” (PC) system for retaining walls. FSI has completed its conversion to the PC system and we are now providing the system exclusively from our Harrodsburg and London Kentucky plants along with our Teays Valley and Nutter Fort plants in West Virginia. The PC system allows for taller walls with a higher factor of safety in the most critical area. In the upper one third of the wall the PC system adds 2.5 to 4 times the additional factor of safety when compared with traditional segmental block walls.
The West Virginia Department of Highways was one of the first to use the new system and were so pleased with it that they required a complete conversion to the new system in 2014. The oil and gas industry has also jumped on board. The PC system allows them to build much higher walls with the factors of safety that are so important in that particular industry. We have attached a few photos of projects that have opted for the PC system.
Engineers see the value immediately in the PC system. It gives them a higher factor of safety in their design at approximately the same cost. PC blocks also allow engineers to go more vertical on their wall design to keep projects out of streams and creeks while utilizing more of the valuable land the projects are built upon.
For more information on the PC system visit us at www.fostersupply.com, click on the “Find Us” tab and contact the production location nearest to your project.