Blast walls and Hescos

The blast wall, a 15-foot high concrete barrier, shaped like an upside-down letter T, is on the left. Its counterpart, the Hesco barrier, is on the right. A Hesco is a folding metal basket with a paper liner filled with dirt.

The advantage of the Hescos is that you can ship them broken down and fill them where you need them. The blast walls, on the other hand, are more durable and look nicer.

This picture is from right outside the recreation center where I am holed up afternoons to use the internet.

3 thoughts on “Blast walls and Hescos

  1. do they make the blast wall pieces on site? or are they shipped in from elsewhere pre-cast? those Hescos look nice, makes me think about reinforcing wall strategies, which I have been thinking about recently anyways… obviously, unlike us here, you have very little precipitation!

  2. Yes, there’s a cement plant on the east side of town. I’ll take some more Hesco pictures, since they seem to attract a lot of interest.

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