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Two-Stage Precast Walls

AIL Two-Stage Precast Walls in high settlement waterfront application.
AIL Vist-A-Walls (Two-Stage Precast Wall) construction detail shot.

Advantageous where excessive settlement is expected but precast panels are desired.

Vist-A-Wall Two-Stage Precast Walls provide strong advantages where poor foundations or soft soils and significant settlements are anticipated – but the aesthetics of precast panels are desired.

Prefabricated panels ensure quick delivery and easy attachment.

The wire wall is constructed first and sits until the target settlements are reached. Then, the panels are erected on their own leveling pad, spaced off the wall face and attached by a system of adjustable hooks and turnbuckles. The void is then filled with granular material or grout.


  • Economical system for retaining walls, steepened slopes and erosion control
  • Heavy-duty, galvanized, steel wire interlocking wall and mat construction
  • Can handle extreme surcharge loads
  • Wall heights can exceed 100'
  • Height increments are 30"
  • Adapts to curves, angles and steps
  • Panels available in a variety of sizes, colors and textures
  • Custom designs also available


  • Retaining Walls
  • Headwalls and Wingwalls
  • Bridge Approaches and Abutments
  • Grade Separations

Two-Stage Precast Panel Options:

Today’s precast concrete panels are pushing the boundaries in design and performance. Although many panel types are available, your Vist-A-Wall Technical Sales Representative can help specify custom colors, textures, shapes, sizes and performance options for many types of applications.

AIL Vist-A-Wall precast panel option, smooth.
AIL Vist-A-Wall precast panel texture, fractured fin.
AIL Vist-A-Wall precast panel texture, vertical grave stake.


Fractured Fin

Vertical Grave Stake

AIL Vist-A-Wall precast panel texture, ashlar stone.
AIL Vist-A-Wall precast panel option, custom colour.
AIL Vist-A-Wall precast panel option, custom logo.

Ashlar Stone

Custom Color

Custom Logo

AIL Vist-A-Wall precast panel option, custom motif.
AIL Vist-A-Wall precast panel option, custom mural.

Custom Motif

Custom Mural


Vist-A-Wall’s industry-leading Grid-Strip™ Reinforcement  System speeds installation while ensuring strength and stability.


First lift of wire wall with Grid-Strip™ System.

Hooks integrate into wire face backed with fabric.


Detail views of hook attachment mechanism.

After settlement, levelling pad is placed.


Hook/turnbull system connects to wall.

Granular fill or grout hydraulically added to void.


Panels, fill lifts and strips continue.

Then coping, safety barrier and road surface are added.

Optional Flip Pin Connector

With its quick up-turn-and-down insertion, the Flip Pin Connector speeds up installations, saving time and money.  flip-pin-insert flip-pin-insert2

Heavy-duty interlocking construction.

Two-Stage Precast Panel Walls from Big R Bridge

Two-Stage Precast Panel Walls from Big R Bridge Two-Stage Precast Panel Walls from Big R Bridge

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Vist-A-Wall shows flexibility 

Vist-A-Wall shows Design-Build flexibility during a Wire Wall expansion project in Washington. 

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Introducing: Grid-Strip™

Vist-A-Wall’s Grid-Strip™ Soil Reinforcement System makes all types of MSE Wall installations easier and more economical. 

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