What are Retaining Walls?
Landscape retaining walls are made up of large retaining wall blocks designed to provide lateral support to upright slopes of soil. They are a perfect solution to keep the erosion in check or to level a patio area. A retaining wall provides the architectural support to hold the lateral pressure of the Earth. Several types of concrete retaining walls -gravity, sheet piled, and cantilever, have been constructed by AFTEC, all of which vary in the diversity of surface textures.
Concrete Retaining Wall Blocks
AFTEC practices and specializes in the construction of large precast retaining walls with architectural patterns on the observable surface.
Large Concrete Retaining Wall Blocks by the AFTEC are customarily used to retain small to medium elevations of soil ranging up to 12 ft., from one level to another. We also build a precast fence or a barrier wall on top where required. Keeping in view the current growing needs and trends, our engineers have been designing Precast Concrete Retaining Walls in Newark, Jersey City, and other areas of New Jersey as of now.
Types of Retaining Walls
AFTEC specializes in the building of precast retaining walls with architectural designs on the visible side of the wall. AFTEC’s precast industrial retaining walls are usually used to retain small to medium heights (up to 12 ft.) of earth from one level to another. We can also incorporate a precast fence wall on top where needed.
Gravity concrete retaining walls are constructed using large boulders or blocks of precast concrete. These walls utilize the concrete wall weight to withstand pressure from the opposite side. These walls are built higher and harder by incorporating support, reinforcement, and rigid-footing techniques.
Masonry retaining walls indicate that masonry units (CMU block walls) are employed to construct the retaining wall. Brick masonry concrete retaining walls use standard 8” x 4” x 2.25” size kiln-fired bricks and mortar. They are also frequently strengthened with steel to increase the lifespan of the retaining wall.
The sheet piled retaining walls is the most suitable option for soft soils and notably compact areas. Manufactured from steel, vinyl, fiberglass, plastic planks or wooden planks, sheet piled walls must be hammered at least two-thirds the elevation of the wall into the ground.
Regardless of the technique adopted, the most critical aspect of retaining walls is the apt design, finishing, and installation. The AFTEC steel-reinforced Precast Concrete Retaining Walls in Newark NJ, are usually three to eight long that withstand the soil pressure at all times.
Precast concrete or masonry reinforced with steel are generally employed to construct Cantilevered concrete retaining wall block. Using a strong structural foothold, these walls sustain pressure and transform the horizontal pressure to the perpendicularly vertical one.