Retaining Wall Solutions Knowledge Base

Retaining Wall Solutions Knowledge Base

You will find below a number of articles on retaining wall design, types, construction and lots of other topics.

Retaining Wall Construction

Retaining Wall Construction Retaining Wall Construction – There are many ways and methods of building a retaining wall. It all depends on the retaining wall type. The example below is for the construction of a reinforced block retaining wall. The design is based on cantilever principles. The wall is connected to the foundation and looks…

Retaining Wall Types

Retaining Walls Types Retaining walls Types – We have detailed eight Retaining Walls Types – Gravity concrete block, Inclined concrete block, Gabion Basket, Reinforced concrete block, L shape, Concrete criblock, timber criblock and reinforced earth. Before we begin let’s look at the history of retaining walls. Retaining Walls date back to ancient Egypt. They were…

Retaining wall prices, Retaining Wall Price Comparison

Retaining Wall Price Comparison Retaining Wall Price Comparison – Which retaining wall type is the most economical to build? We get asked this question a lot. First of all, let’s look at the different types of retaining wall and then the cost to build per m2 for each type. There three main categories of retaining…

How to Build a Reinforced Concrete Block Retaining Wall

How to Build a Reinforced Concrete Block Retaining Wall Watch the video below to learn How to Build a Reinforced Concrete Block Retaining Wall. It will explain the design principles and will go through the process step by step. This type of retaining wall is very easy to build and is economical compared to many…

Reinforced concrete block retaining wall

Cantilever Retaining Wall Using Concrete Interlocking Blocks We have designed a cantilever retaining wall built from concrete interlocking blocks. The blocks have ducts that pass through the blocks. We pass reinforcement bars through the ducts to tie the blocks together and to connect the wall blocks to the foundation. The foundation together with the block…

Retaining Wall Failure

Retaining Wall Failure Retaining wall failure – You can see in the image above what happens when a retaining wall fails. Retaining wall failure can create claims and upset this failure took on the local residence. You can also image the legal battle of who was responsible and the cost and time that would take. To…

Flood Defence

Flood Defence Solutions to Project Water Works Flood Defence – We had an enquiry recently to protect a waterworks plant from flooding. The waterworks had been built on a flood plain. The site was sloping so we worked out the flood risk flooding height and designed a wall to protect the plant. The general arrangement of…

inclined retaining walls

Inclined Retaining Walls – Rampsbeck Hotel We were approached by a contractor to value engineer an inclined retaining wall. The original design was an inclined gabion basket retaining wall. We reviewed the levels and redesigned the structure using our interlocking concrete lego blocks. The contractor wanted a fast build and the gabion solution was slow. The…

Retaining Wall Design

Retaining Wall Design Principles Retaining wall design – Retaining walls can fail in many ways. The diagram above and the explanation below describes the failure types. Overturning – The material being retained creates a force (moment) that causes toppling of the wall.  The weight of a gravity retaining wall resists this moment. Bearing capacity –…

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