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ICC-ES ESR#3073 Verifies that Additional Verdura® Products Meet Code Requirements

Soil Retention, manufacturer of the Verdura® retaining wall system, recently updated an evaluation report (ESR#3073) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) to include the smaller Verdura® 30 block and Posi-Dura® reinforcement system, providing evidence that the retaining wall system meets code requirements. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving the Verdura® retaining wall system in construction projects under the most current building codes. ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian explains why ICC-ES Evaluation Reports are so important. “Soil Retention can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements,” Moinian said. “Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource with the highest quality of product review for the building department.  Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency.” ICC-ES thoroughly examined Soil Retention’s product information, test reports, calculations, quality control methods and other factors to ensure the product is code-compliant. “Along with an ICC approval, our pre-engineered free Standard Design Report for the Verdura® 30 and Posi-Dura® system helps designers and contractors obtains permits and build the Verdura retaining wall system with ease.”, says Darien Osborne, PE, Director of Preconstruction. Soil Retention, a California-based company, manufactures a line of Plantable concrete systems®, including the Verdura® retaining wall system; Drivable Grass®, a permeable, flexible and plantable paving system; and Enviroflex®, a plantable interlocking ACB revetment system. Verdura® and Drivable Grass® are sold through a selective distribution network. Please visit Soil Retention’s website at for more information on its product lines and to find a distributor near you. ###