SOURCE: The Furbish Company

The Furbish Company

September 30, 2009 14:57 ET

Furbish Company Introduces SmartSlope Living Retaining Walls

High Functioning, Low Maintenance Walls Applicable for Residential, Commercial, and Waterfront Projects

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Baltimore-based Furbish Company announces the latest addition to the company's line of sustainable products and services, SmartSlope Living Retaining Walls. The Furbish Company designs, sells, installs, and maintains the plant-based structures, and has revolutionized living retaining wall technology to provide extensive functional, ecological, and economical benefits.

SmartSlope's advantages include:

-- Increased functionality.  SmartSlope walls install easily and quickly,
   become stronger as roots establish, can be built up to nine feet
   without reinforcements, and provide excellent erosion control and
   reduce stormwater runoff.
-- Ecological benefits.  SmartSlope retaining walls are made with
   post-consumer recycled materials use 50 percent less concrete than
   traditional retaining walls.  SmartSlope helps reduce heat island
   effect and stormwater run off while creating urban habitats.  Erosion
   control and nutrient absorption are also increased.
-- Economical incentives.  By utilizing less concrete, savings are
   increased.  Installation is quick and requires 46 percent fewer
   modules, cutting labor costs.  SmartSlope is produced locally and can
   contribute to LEED points.

"After extensive research and planning, we are pleased with our product and certain that it will provide the functionality and aesthetics that no other retaining wall system currently provides, we are excited to launch a product that makes such an ecological impact," said Michael Furbish, founder and president of The Furbish Company.

SmartSlope is currently available in the Mid-Atlantic region, and has plans to expand nationally. Visit for additional information and availability, and follow @SmartSlope on Twitter for product and project updates.

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