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
Gravity Retaining Wall
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
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.