METALITH: Railway Track Stabilization


Our METALITH Railway Stabilization System is a railway embankment protection system installed within existing Right-of-Way and conforming to existing embankment slopes. The basic principle of the system is reliance on the inherent and proven stability of the native slopes during normal conditions. Design of the system centers on protecting the embankment from scour of the toe, and minimizing and stabilizing the effects of sheet flow and rill erosion of the face of the embankment slope. The design also eliminates the buildup of hydrostatic pressure within the embankment by utilizing specially designed, perforated METALITH panels. Construction of the METALITH Railway Stabilization System includes fill material selection and installation practices providing the long-term stability to trouble prone areas. The system allows for the creation of exposed, stepped faces, or buried, hidden components with soil contouring matching the existing native embankment slopes.

Benefits & Advantages

FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS OF METALITH include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Rapid manufacturing, shipping and delivery
  • Cost-efficient, time-saving installation
  • Long lifecycle
  • Low lifecycle cost
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Fully recoverable
  • 100% reusable
  • Environmentally friendly, non-hazardous (“green”) product comprised of fully recycled materials
  • Purpose-built, fully engineered

PROTECTIVE BENEFITS OF METALITH INCLUDE:

  • Reduces the potential for injury and/or loss of life
  • Reduces costs from track repairs and customer claims
  • One-time repair, as it eliminates the recurrence of a washout
  • Uniform, system-wide deployment
  • 40-year product life
  • 20-year warranty

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