Retaining Walls are used for retaining a hillside or mountainside hillside, to hold back the erosion of the soil. They come in various materials like stone and concrete. Retaining Walls are made to resist pressure and act as a pressure point against the erosion of the soil. The retaining wall is constructed by piling up bricks, stones, or even concrete and placing them into place. Retaining Walls are also known as Slabs.
Retaining Walls are used to retain a flat hillside where you would like the soil to stay for a long period of time. This is to retain the slopes and keep them from being eroded away. Retaining walls are usually quite rigid and they are placed on top of the soil so that it is retained at various levels on both sides. There are different ways in which the Retaining Walls is built.
The basic material that is used for constructing Retaining Walls is either concrete or rock. The size of the Retaining Wall System is dependent on how much land you are trying to retain. It can range from six to twelve inches deep depending on the size of the Retaining Wall System. The blocks used for the system come in various sizes, to suit the varying needs of the people who need them.
The concrete block or rock can be slotted into slots cut in the earth by the builders. The slots can accommodate as many as eight to ten bricks. When the slots are filled up, then this is known to be a layer. A layer two or three layers deeper can hold back the sediment and waste material that form on the soil. This is called a layer of retained dirt or a base soil. Retaining Walls are laid out as per the requirement, depending on the type of soil and the size of the Retaining Walls.
Generally, Retaining Walls are built with the slotted bedding blocks above the ground level. There are different ways of constructing Retaining Walls. In some cases, the retaining walls are built at a right angle to the slope, and at right angles to the bank. In such constructions, the bottom of the sloped bedding blocks is placed on the earth’s surface, while the upper ones are fitted into the spaces in the slope. The space in the slope can be filled up by compacting the dirt, using a sump pump. The depth can also be varied depending on the need, as well as on the availability of water runoff.
In some cases, retaining walls are built with rectangular blocks, which are fitted vertically into the retaining grout. These blocks are placed side by side on top of a layer of compacted gravel or on top of a single layer of soil or on top of a single layer of crushed stone. In this case, the sloping surface on which the blocks are set is slightly slanted. This type of construction results in more efficient drainage.
In cases where Retaining Walls are to be constructed over a concrete slab, it is necessary to use an appropriate concrete mixture. Normally the recommended concrete mixture for concrete masonry retaining walls is the concrete to which lime has been added. This concrete mixture gives strength to the wall and makes it durable.
In building Retaining Walls, it is necessary to ensure that they are strong enough to support the weight of the concrete slabs. The strength of the wall depends on various factors such as the type of base slab, the thickness of the base slab, and the number of slabs required to construct the Retaining Wall. Generally, the more slabs a base slab contains, the stronger the cantilever retaining wall will be. The thickness of the base slab should be such that the cantilever and the wall do not dip or bow at any point when the wall is fully constructed.