How to install a retaining wall?
Installing a retaining wall can be done in different ways, depending on the specific situation and the desired stability.
Here are some general steps that can be followed when placing a retaining wall:
Preparation: Ensure that the location where the retaining wall will be placed is well prepared. Remove any vegetation and level the ground where necessary.
Stake out the position: Accurately measure the place where the retaining wall is to be placed and stake it out with staking rope. This helps create a straight line for the retaining wall.
Earthworks: Dig a trench in which to place the retaining wall. The dimensions of the trench should be sufficient to allow stable installation of the retaining wall.
Placing the retaining wall: Place the precast concrete elements of the retaining wall in the trench. Ensure that the elements are placed tightly side by side and use a spirit level to ensure that the retaining wall is straight.
Fixing and stabilisation: Depending on the height and stability requirements, the retaining wall can be anchored using torque anchors or other fastening methods.
Backfilling and compaction: After the retaining wall is placed, the trench at the back of the retaining wall should be backfilled and carefully compacted. This helps stabilise the structure and prevent subsidence.
Installing a retaining wall can be a complex process and it is important to follow the specific instructions and guidelines provided by the retaining wall manufacturer. It may be useful to seek advice from ADEZZ or contractors experienced in installing retaining walls.
What should you pay attention to when installing a retaining wall?
When installing a retaining wall, there are several important considerations to pay attention to ensure a sturdy and durable construction. Here are some points to pay attention to:
Soil testing: It is important to know the properties of the soil, such as its composition, water content and stability. A soil survey can help determine the required dimensions and anchoring systems for the retaining wall
Building permit: Check whether planning permission is required before installing a retaining wall. Depending on the height and location of the retaining wall, there may be legal requirements
Design and load: The design of the retaining wall must meet the required stability and load. Consider the maximum height of the retaining wall and the pressure that the ground exerts on the wall. This can help determine the required dimensions and reinforcements.
Construction and drainage: Ensure that the retaining wall is properly constructed and that there is sufficient drainage to prevent water accumulation behind the wall.
Professional advice: If in doubt, contact us. We will be happy to help you with technical advice on installing the retaining wall.
It is important to stress that the points mentioned above are general guidelines and the correct procedures and guidelines should be followed depending on the specific situation and local requirements.