Precast Concrete Retaining Wall Systems

AFTEC is a highly reputed retaining walls company in New York & its surroundings!

AFTEC’s precast retaining walls are designed exactly in the way which would make them apt to sustain against the adjacent pressures of gravity. Our retaining walls are designed to keep up with variant textures and varnishes.


What are Retaining Walls?

workers installing an AFTEC concrete retaining wall

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.

medium retaining wall with precast fence wall on top


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.

Sheet Piled

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.

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 New York

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: New York, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Ithaca, Niagara Falls, Utica, Binghamton, and in all other cities of New York.

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