Precast Concrete Retaining Wall Systems

Being the most reliable retaining walls company in Connecticut, AFTEC manufactures precisely engineered concrete retaining walls that are known to withstand lateral pressures of gravity. We provide retaining walls that can be manufactured with a variety of textures and versatile finishes.


What are Retaining Walls?

workers installing an AFTEC concrete retaining wall

Landscape retaining walls are large blocks that are used to support upright slopes of soil. These blocks act as the perfect support especially when there is a need to keep erosion check or leveling a patio area.
Retaining walls are crafted in a way that helps to provide architectural support against the lateral pressure of the earth. There are several types of concrete retaining walls, including:

  • Gravity
  • Sheet piled
  • Cantilever

AFTEC is one of the leading manufactures for a diverse range of concrete retaining walls with different surface textures.

Concrete Retaining Wall Blocks

AFTEC is a reliable source for concrete retaining wall manufacturing. We specialize in constructing precast retaining walls with versatile architectural patterns on its surface.

The concrete retaining wall blocks that are manufactured by AFTEC are large concrete blocks that are customized to support small to medium soil elevations ranging up to 12ft. We keep innovating in terms of trends, design, and other requirements, catering to the needs of our clients in Connecticut.


Types of Retaining Walls

AFTEC is your most reliable option when you need precast retaining walls with different designs visible on its surface. We manufacture industrial retaining walls, supporting elevation height up to 12ft. Our production is reliable since we incorporate precise engineering standards that give flawless production. We also incorporate precast fence walls on top as requested.

medium retaining wall with precast fence wall on top


These types of retaining walls are manufactured using large boulders or blocks of precast concrete. The walls are constructed in a way to withstand lateral pressure from both sides. In addition, these walls are also built higher and harder that ensures maximum support and reinforcement that is done using rigid-footing techniques.


By using brick masonry concrete, CMU block walls or masonry retaining walls are constructed. These blocks use the standard 8” x 4” x 2.25” sized kiln-fired bricks and mortar. The key element is to strengthen them using steel, which helps to prolong the life of the retaining walls.

Sheet Piled

As evident by the name, the sheet piled retaining walls is produced using steel, vinyl, fiberglass, plastic or wooden planks piled up on each other. The planks are hammered two thirds in the ground to provide lateral support. They are particularly ideal for soft soils and compact areas.


Using reinforced steel with precast concrete and masonry forms cantilevered concrete. The cantilevered concrete wall blocks are used as a strong structural foothold that can sustain pressure. In addition, the composition of the wall enables it to transform horizontal pressure to a perpendicular vertical one.

Precast Retaining Wall Materials

AFTEC industrial and commercial retaining walls consist of precast concrete panels and columns designed and engineered to withstand the lateral pressures of the earth to be retained. These walls are available with architectural finishes such as stone, brick, block, stucco or custom architectural designs on the visible side of the wall.

precast retaining wall materials
  • Concrete: Aggregate, cement powder and water designed for the engineered mix desired. Steel reinforcement and concrete are the ultimate materials for building retaining walls.
  • Concrete Blocks: Small rock aggregate, cement powder and water formed into a hollow block. The concrete blocks are then stacked on continuous concrete footings using grouted cells and reinforcing for structural strength. Labor intensive.
  • Cinder Blocks: Volcanic aggregate, cement powder and water formed into a hollow block. The cinder blocks are then stacked on continuous concrete footings using grouted cells and reinforcing for structural strength. Labor intensive.
  • Stone: Stone is sometimes used for retaining walls in areas where it is plentiful by slant stacking, using the specific gravity of the stone to retain earth.
  • Brick: When used, brick is a fascia on retaining walls for appearance. Brick does
    not have structural integrity for retaining capabilities.
  • Stucco: Stucco is also used for an fascia appearance on retaining walls.
  • Wood: Wood timbers or rail road ties are sometimes used for retaining walls, but unless properly treated, wood deteriorates.
  • Steel: Steel is used in all steel reinforced concrete retaining walls for structural strength.

Building a Retaining Walls System in Connecticut

concrete retaining wall forms

Design Process

The foremost step that goes into building a retaining wall system is design engineering. The design has to get approved first before initiating the production process. Our molding workshops word hard to assemble the design-specific concrete retaining wall blocks to construct the retaining walls system. The production process is generally carried on employing the Forming Equipment by one of the AFTEC producers that operate near the jobsite.

Retaining Walls System Installation

The installation process of a retaining walls system begins with the digging and excavation of the Caisson foundations. The Caisson foundations are then flooded to the precise height with the structural support and columns, installed into the foundations. After lying down the Caisson foundation, the wall blocks or panels are delivered and installed.

Cost Determinants

The cost of designing, producing and installing a retaining wall system for a project is determined by many factors that are mentioned below

  • Project Location
  • Retaining Height
  • Wall Length
  • Soil Conditions
  • Lateral Pressure and Loads
  • Water Drainage
  • Required Backfill
  • Architectural Finish Type
  • Labor Conditions
  • Right Equipment Availability
  • Owner/Contractor
  • Requirements for Jobsite
  • Underlying Obstructions,
  • Obstacles, Utilities, etc.
  • Overhead Bridges,
  • Obstacles, Barriers,
  • Utilities, etc.


Benefits of Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

  • Aesthetic Appeal: AFTEC offers a wide variety of precast concrete retaining walls designed to suit any and every artistic taste. The walls are easily colored with stains or sealers to enhance the area where applied. AFTEC retaining walls are also available in many colors, designs, textures, and styles.
  • Erosion Control: Erosion affects more than just beaches and canyons; it damages lawns and gardens too. The most common types of landscape erosion come from two sources: water and people walking on the grass. Both are easily prevented when utilizing a precast concrete retaining wall where applicable.
  • Flood Prevention: Those who live close to bodies of water understand the persistent threat of flooding. By placing retaining walls alongside property borders near water, you’re protecting your area before it gets flooded.
  • Cost-Effective: The walls utilized by AFTEC products are cantilevered concrete walls that are among the most durable in the marketplace; some even meet the standards of hurricane resistance. The unique design of a cantilevered wall also maximizes durability while reducing the amount of material needed to make the wall.

Service Areas: Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Waterbury, Greenwich, Milford, Fairfield, Westport, Manchester, and in all other cities of Connecticut.

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Call us at (833) 403-1286 to learn more about our precast concrete forming systems for your next project!