What are Retaining Walls?
Landscape retaining walls play their function by providing support to the lateral slopes of soil. The retaining walls are made up of large retaining wall blocks that are customized according to clients’ needs and location demands.
The concrete retaining walls blocks engineered by AFTEC are characteristically large in size with patterns designingly engraved on the exterior observable surface of these blocks.
The retaining walls engineered by AFTEC are a perfectly reliable solution to control the soil erosion to a certain small to a medium level ranging up to 12 feet from one level to another.
The characteristics of our Retaining walls are perfectly apposite to withstand the erosion as well as keep the patios even in the most effective manner. They provide complete lateral support to the pressure of Earth architecturally.
AFTEC takes pride in the engineering of diverse types of retaining walls. The types of concrete retaining walls which are well-acclaimed by our customers are gravity, sheet-piled, masonry and cantilever. All these types are characteristically different when it comes to surface structures. Keeping the rapid growth of the need for concrete retaining walls, our engineers are designing high-quality dependable concrete retaining walls in New York and its surroundings.
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 New York, Albany, and other areas of New York as of now.
Types of Retaining Walls
The diversity in the engineering of the retaining walls by AFTEC has made the option of the utilization of retaining very convenient and expedient. Along with the surficial changing, we can also integrate the fence wall on top if required.
Gravity concrete retaining walls have the purpose to serve when it comes to enduring pressure from the opposite side. These walls are made up of using large boulders and blocks of shaped concrete. They are characteristically built higher and solider to ensure strength, fortification, and rigid-footing techniques.
Masonry Retaining walls signify the use of masonry units i.e. CMU block walls in its making. The standard size of 8” x 4” x 2.25” of kiln-fired bricks and mortar is used in brick masonry concrete retaining walls. Oftentimes, steel is amalgamed with kiln-fired bricks and mortar in order to enhance its strength.
In the case of soft soil and particularly compact areas, the sheet piled retaining walls works best. The sheet piled walls are manufactured from vinyl, steel, fiberglass, plastic or wooden planks. They need to be hammered at least two-third of the inclination of the wall into the ground.
A sheet piled retaining wall needs to be perfectly designed, finished and installed. The sheet piled retaining walls is three to eight feet long to endure the soil pressure.
The cantilevered concrete retaining wall blocks are constructed by buttressing masonry or precast concrete with steel. They work best when the soil pressure has to be sustained in the condition when it has to be altered to the perpendicularly vertical pressure from the horizontal pressure. The use of strong structural foothold is ensured.