Soil Structure


TERRAM Series 500 Geocell: 20/01, 20/06, 20/08. 20/10, 20/12, 20/14, 20/16 & 20/18

TERRAM Series 500 Geocell provides a cost-effective alternative to conventional earth retention structures. 

The TERRAM Series 500 can be installed almost vertically by placing one horizontal layer on top of a previously filled layer. The cellular panels can be used to form the face or they can be used to face a composite wall in conjunction with horizontal reinforcement elements such as geogrids or with soil nails, rock bolts, helical anchors, etc.

The flexibility of the system means it can be filled with a wide range of fill materials such as site-won substances (if suitable), topsoil, sand, aggregates and concrete. The geocell is fabricated from geotextile which means that the 0.58m wide x 0.53m long x 250mm deep cells have permeable walls and there is no potential for cracking, spalling, splintering or corrosion associated with concrete, steel and timber facings.

The system is supplied as compact panels which are expanded on site to form a honeycomb area of cells measuring up to 10.6m x 5.5m. This, the largest panel, weighs 28kg.

One further facing detail is to step subsequent layers to form horizontal terracing which allows vegetative cover to be cultivated in topsoil-filled cells.

Applications include:

• Steep slopes
• Dams and flood bunds
• Retention bunds
• Green walls
• Culvert head walls
• Sound bunds


TERRAM Highways & Roads
TERRAM Coastal, Waterways and Flood Defence
TERRAM Railways
TERRAM 500 geocells
GEOCELL Slope stabilisation (Glasgow Museum)
GEOCELL Bund System (Busk Meadows, Sheffield, UK)