Retaining Walls and Masonry Construction

Concrete Sleeper Retaining Walls 

Retaining Walls and Masonry Construction 

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Retaining Walls and Masonary 

. A sturdy and attractive retaining wall can enhance the overall appearance of the landscape, increase the usable outdoor living space, and increase property value.

Some of the common materials used in retaining walls include:

 

Wall stones

Bricks

Concrete block

Concrete Sleepers 

Formed Concrete 

Treated timbers

When choosing the right material for your retaining wall, it is important to consider the height of the wall, proper drainage for moisture, aesthetics, and your own personal preference. We can discuss the options that are available and help you select the ideal material for your application.

Types of Retaining Walls

In addition to the right material, it is important to choose the right type of retaining wall. The right type of wall depends heavily on the soil the wall is retaining and how you want the final product to look. We custom design retaining walls in Adelaide  to suit the uniq requirements of every property.

During your consultation, we can assess the soil, your property, and the requirements of a retaining wall to determine the best type of retaining wall for your home. Any soil retaining  structure over a meter  will need engineering for council ..We can discuss your needs and preferences to develop a unique design that will best suit your property

Cantilevered Retaining Walls 

This type of retaining wall requires fewer materials and more attention to detail in the design and construction. Cantilevered retaining walls have a relatively thin wall and a base that extends into the backfill (the heel) and forward beneath the soil (the toe).

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Gravity Retaining Walls 

Among the most basic designs, this type of retaining wall works by using the sheer mass and weight of the wall to hold the soil in place. Shorter retaining walls may not require further reinforcement, but most versions require a small trench to maximize stability. The simplicity of the design works with a wide variety of materials and finishes.

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Soldier Pier Retaining Walls 

Among the most basic designs, this type of retaining wall works by using the sheer mass and weight of the wall to hold the soil in place. Shorter retaining walls may not require further reinforcement, but most versions require a small trench to maximize stability. The simplicity of the design works with a wide variety of materials and finishes.

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Retaining Wall and Masonry Construction Drainage 

The key to constructing a stable retaining wall is ensuring that it is completely level. Each layer must be backfilled to give the retaining wall substance and to provide ample drainage. Generally, sand, stone,  gravel, used as backfill. Additionally a damp proofing membrane is used and with a performed agg pipe to remove excess water .Retaining walls are carefully engineered systems that wage an ongoing battle with gravity. They restrain tons of saturated soil which would otherwise slump and slide away from a foundation or damage the surrounding landscape.

Retaining walls exceeding 1000mm in height require an engineered plan and council submissions, and varying grading requirements such as a Geologic and Soils Report.
 

Retaining Wall Materials 

Concrete Sleeper Retaining Walls 

A retaining wall design and build require a high level of expertise to ensure the structure will hold up for decades to come. 

This is very important, as these walls are created to hold back a significant amount of soil and rock. Although the structure is a practical necessity for your yard, retaining walls can be so much more and can be blended into the overall design of your landscape.

Retaining wall systems can be almost anything you would like – curved, straight, tiered or one level – though these options can make the planning process overwhelming. 

At Uniq Spaces  Landscaping our designers work with you to ensure your retaining wall fits into the overall design of your landscape and home.

Looking to add a sleek and secure retaining wall on your property? We can work with new or existing yards to create your own slice of paradise.

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Concrete Sleeper Retaining Walls 

Concrete Retaining  walls are a uniq product that combine strength and durability and long lasting beauty. The Highly durable concrete composite never degrades * and quality and stylish for many decades 

Concrete Sleeper Range 

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Masonry Retaining Wall installation 

One of the beautiful things about bricks is the variety of colours and textures that are available. This alone can add significant character to your garden.

From being able to select various colours of bricks to create more of a patterned effect, to the one form for a more monochrome look, the versatility of bricks will really add to your list of options for your garden.

Then, there’s the ability to create wonderful shapes thanks to the bricks themselves. This is something we can easily achieve, and it’s all thanks to our experience within the industry. Our team of expert installers are on hand to look at your plans and create those sweeping brick curves if that is what you are after.

If you would like to learn more about the shapes and possibilities that are open to you with brick retaining walls, then the best course of action is to get in touch with us. You can do so by giving us a call and our team will be there to answer your questions. Also, we do provide a free quote to all of our customers, so don’t forget to ask about it with no obligations attached. 

By using bricks, your retaining wall is also going to be exceptionally strong and durable. However, this is also partly due to our high level of skill when it comes to installing the bricks.

A brick is also capable of coping with whatever the Melbourne weather can throw at it. It’s durable and will last for years while there’s also relatively little maintenance associated with having a brick wall. 

But if you are worried about the weight of soil that your retaining wall is going to have to deal with, then there are other strengthening options that can provide you with that real peace of mind.

If this is a concern, then we can create a brick retaining wall with steel rods passing through it. This provides some additional strength, and if you are still concerned about the strength aspect, then do look at calling us to learn more.

You can contact us via the number that appears on our website. A member of our team is going to be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your project while we can also offer you a free quote. We offer this to every customer, and there are no obligations attached, so contact us today to learn more

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Brick Retaining Walls Products

Bessa Block Retaining Walls 

Besser® Blocks are tried and tested building blocks suited to a wide range of residential and commercial building projects.  Blocks are made as stock items, to confirm block series, fraction availability and sizes in your state, please view the relevant state Brick and Block guide under the Brochures tab on the right of this page.

Product Size
100, 150, 200 & 300mm series blocks available

  • Quality tested in N.A.T.A. laboratory

  • Fire and acoustic rated

  • Load bearing concrete blocks

  • Lightweight blocks using industrial by-products

  • Concrete block homes

  • Vertical block walls

  • Basement and carpark walls

  • Retaining walls, garden walls and fences

  • Commercial and industrial walls

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Brick Retaining Walls 

Common Concrete bricks for residential and commercial building and construction. Adbri produces a large range of bricks and blocks in different sizes and shapes. bricks are made as stock items, to confirm block series, fraction availability and sizes in your state, please view the relevant state Brick and Block guide under the Brochures tab on the right of this page.

  • Quality Tested in N.A.T.A. laboratory

  • Fire and acoustic rated brick

  • Load bearing concrete brick

  • Lightweight bricks using industrial by-products

  • Brick walls for residential homes

  • Vertical brick walls

  • Carpark and shed walls

  • Retaining walls, garden walls and fences

  • Multi-residential, commercial and industrial walls

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Dry Stack Retaining Walls Products

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Bessa Block Retaining Walls 

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Gabion Retaining Wall Installation  

Gabions have different uses and applications, such as walls and benches. You can create custom garden benches or you can create walls that stack high to protect against steep hillsides sloping into your property. Gabions, generally speaking, are rocks or stones placed within cages made of wire mesh.

Advantages 

Handling and Construction: The materials are easy to load, unload, and place. The speed for construction is quick.

Endurance:

Gabion baskets resist rust allowing it to absorb water erosion. The materials hold together for many years and it is natural to the environment.

Application

: Gabion systems vary widely in how they are used. From ponds, dam walls, cladding for building structures, slope stabilization, riverbanks and drainage channels, storm surge protection, and wave erosion protection on beaches.

Drainage:
Gabions disperse the pressure of water flowing through it allowing for good natural drainage runoff.

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