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How Flex MSE Works?

Flex MSE is a Patented engineered solution for vegetated retaining walls and erosion control.

Flex MSE Bags and Interlocking Plates are used to build naturally resilient Geomodular structures.

A unique soft building material which exhibits hard material qualities, Flex MSE is a retaining wall system that gets stronger and greener as time goes on.

Flex MSE is a Patented system with a design life of over 120 years that leverages Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) principles along with geotextile technology to create strong and easy to install Geomodular block structures that can be planted.

Building With Flex MSE

Flex MSE Bags are:

Filled with sand and organics

An ideal “planter block” for many types of vegetation

Water and root permeable

Flexible enough to create almost any contour or angle

Flex MSE Plates are:

Made from 100% recycled material

Designed to bridge the gap between Bags to create an interlocking mechanical connection

Engineered with Friction Strips for greater Bag to Bag mechanical connection and Geogrid hooks to connect to soil reinforcement

Applications and Uses

Civil Infrastructure

Slope Repairs (shallow and reinforced)

Retaining Walls

Motorway Walls

Bridge Abutments


Commercial and Residential

Large Landscaping Walls

Garden Walls

Site Levelling and Optimization

Golf Courses and Parks

Anywhere Land meets Water

Culverts and Pump Stations

Stream bank Protection

River Bank Protection

Coastal Protection

Channel Linings

Detention / Retention Ponds and Reservoirs

Irrigation Canals, Ditches

Emergency Use

Permanent Flood Protection Walls

Wind and Storm Protection Walls

Blast Walls and Bunkers

Benefits of Flex MSE

Flex MSE cuts installation times

Flex MSE walls can be installed in up to 50% of the time that it takes to install a conventional retaining wall.

Flex MSE is cost effective

The all in cost for Flex MSE walls are generally 40-50% less than other systems. Savings in machine, labour, material and transportation costs make Flex MSE an obvious choice for helping generate project cost savings.

Flex MSE walls are easy to construct

Professional contractors can install Flex MSE using our straightforward installation methods.

Flex MSE is ideal for a wide variety of applications

Flex MSE works seamlessly with utilities and landforms and integrates perfectly with other building materials and systems.


With a 120 year design life and 75 year warranty, lifetime costs can be up to 25% of conventional systems.

Biodiversity benefits

Flex MSE encourages biodiversity, owing to its ability to support a broad range of plants.


Inspiring CPD for Architects and Landscape Architects

We deliver an interesting and informative CPD focused on the design, installation and benefits of the Flex MSE vegetated wall system. If you would like to book a CPD email cpd.training@scotscape.co.uk

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