GeoStone gets its connection strength from a patented
open core design that relies on what we call Rock Interlock. In this
process the open core of the GeoStone block is filled with a number 57
stone (or comparable) level with top of wall.
The next course is placed and filled. The Rock
Interlock is the friction provided by hundreds of rocks in a single core
interlocking with each other and those in the course above and below
it. This happens in every block. To put it in simpler terms,
it is the same type of effect you get with Velcro, except this is
obviously on a much larger and more powerful scale.
When you add that friction with the weight of the block
and the rock, you get what is called block to block shear. Block to
block shear is the resistance of the filled blocks to move independently
of one another. This resistance is powerful enough to retain massive
Rock Interlock has been professionally tested in various
laboratories throughout the United States and results have shown it to be one of the most powerful forms of connection in the Segmental
Retaining Wall (S.R.W.) industry. Please feel free to address any
questions you might have on this process by clicking on the following link. CLICK HERE
GeoStone, in keeping with its
standard of excellence is proud to announce its system of Absolute
Positive Connection. With this system the connection
strength is now determined by the strength of the geogrid. Also,
you can view the Positive Connection movie!
We mix a polyester resin with sand
and pour the catalyzed mixture into the open core of the module onto the exposed
geogrid and rock. The module is
then filled with rock. When the
resin hardens it bonds rock and grid into an indestructible mass that will not
allow the grid to pull out of the wall.
polyester resin is totally compatible with the PVC coating on the geogrid.
apply this positive connection application at each geogrid level in the wall or
as directed by the wall design.
- The proof is in
SF55 (Adobe Acrobat)
SF80 (Adobe Acrobat)
Truly is Absolute Positive Connection!