Affordable Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

Gold Coast Pro Bricklayers are your local bricklayers and the results of our products and services speak for us. Our retaining walls come in different forms and textures, utilising your space nicely and blending into your landscape. Our retaining walls do not just keep your soil properly checked, but also beautify your space and add a whole lot of value to your property. Feel free to contact us for your quotes and supply of durable erosion control blocks as well as accompanied brickwork. Our earth retaining wall systems enhance construction efficiency and save you money. Let our blocklayers help provide the best solution for your needs.

Retaining Walls Gold Coast

We build brand new retaining walls as well as replacement retaining walls to stop soil erosion and create more functional space for outdoor living, driveways, and play areas. Our belief is that walls can be as attractive as they are functional, sets us apart from all other contractors. We are happy to help you select an aesthetically pleasing wall type and style to fit the application that best blends with your environment. Feel free to contact us for your retaining wall blockwork, retaining walls ideas and construction.

Types of retaining walls

When it comes to knowing what sort of retaining wall you need, it’s important to know the different options. We specialise in brick and block retaining walls but there are others on the market that may suit your requirements.

Gravity Retaining Wall

This is the most basic of retaining wall, the gravity retaining wall uses sheer weight and mass to hold the soil at bay. Since it’s mostly about weight, these retaining walls allow for the widest amount of variety when it comes to materials. Bricks, concrete retaining walls, core filled blockwork, steel\besser blocks -we use steel and concrete in our retaining walls to increase the strength- and dry-stacked stone is a very popular choice. While shorter walls require no additional reinforcement, all will require at least a concrete footing to be dug and poured to support the retaining wall. This is the most common form of retaining wall our bricklayers Gold Coast build.

Cantilevered Retaining Wall

Sometimes called a reinforced retaining wall from the steel bars that run through the concrete or masonry retaining wall, the cantilevered retaining walls makes use of a retaining wall affixed to a slab foundation that goes under the soil the wall is supporting in an “L” shape. The weight of the above soil holds the slab down so that the wall cannot tip forward. This style is favored in larger scale commercial retaining walls for its strength. A “counter-fort” or “buttressed” retaining wall includes additional vertical wings to the foundation that provides additional strength and rigidity.

Sheet Piling Retaining Wall

A very basic kind of wall usually used when space is an issue, a sheet pile retaining wall is a thin wall of steel, wood, or vinyl that is driven directly into the soil. Often these have a vertically corrugated structure to provide additional reinforcement. These pilings work best in softer soils, and a good rule of thumb is that you have to get one-third of the sheet piling driven into the ground for every two-thirds that will be above it. Larger walls will require additional anchoring such as anchored retaining walls. This is not the style of retaining wall we would normally create but can help assist you to make the right choice for a solution that would best suit you. 

Anchored Retaining Wall

An anchored retaining wall allows for a variety of “fronts” of retaining walls to be supported by anchors driven into the earth behind them and attached by cables or strips. These anchors are usually mechanically driven into the ground and their ends expanded by injecting pressurized concrete or mechanical means. You can use this method to provide additional support to any of the above options and is often used for structurally thinner walls or where higher loads are expected. At Gold Coast Pro Bricklayer we are your blocklaying experts when it comes to Brickwork, Fencing and repair in the Queensland area. Want to learn more? Contact us to learn more about our services in your area and get a free consultation on how our team can provide you with the best brick retaining walls solution.

Benefits of a retaining wall

There’s a reason retaining walls are so popular in both residential and commercial landscaping. They provide the chance to inject beautiful brick and blocklaying and hardscaping into the area and allow you to transform your landscape in tiers around central features (by using flowerbeds and/or gardens). One of the most important purposes is their ability to protect your yard by preventing soil erosion and managing your rainwater flow.

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