Precast Concrete Retaining Wall Systems

AFTEC is a renowned retaining walls company operating in Ohio.
AFTEC’s precast retaining walls are engineered to provide a sturdy support to slopes from wind pressure and lateral gravity effect. We manufacture remarkable retaining walls using high-quality materials with multiple finishes and textures for added versatility!

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What are Retaining Walls?

workers installing an AFTEC concrete retaining wall

Retaining walls are manufactured to support the slopes, patios, and walls with tilted textures. As the name reveals, precast retaining walls help the patio and walls against lateral gravity pressure. These walls are the most suitable solution to soil erosion and other landscaping issues. It not only provides architectural support from lateral gravity pressure but also looks beguiling.

AFTEC specializes in engineering a wide range of retaining walls including, sheet piled, gravity and cantilever. Moreover, the mesmerizing textures adds up to its beauty as well.

Concrete Retaining Wall Blocks

AFTEC specializes in manufacturing a colossal range of retaining walls. These walls are made of concrete blocks with versatile finishes. These walls are specially designed to provide reasonable support to small and medium slopes of soils ranging up to 12ft. Besides, we manufacture concrete retaining walls all across Ohio including, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton. We manufacture concrete retaining walls for observable places to enhance their durability.

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Types of Retaining Walls

AFTEC engineer a huge range of retaining walls to provide architectural support to medium soil slopes up to 12 ft. these walls are manufactured strong and sturdy by using rigid-footing techniques and reinforcements. These are the major types of retaining walls widely used in Ohio.

medium retaining wall with precast fence wall on top

Gravity

Gravity retaining walls are manufactured using large blocks or boulders of precast concrete. These walls use the weight of concrete blocks to withstand the gravity pressure from the other side. High-tech techniques and reinforcements are used to make these walls harder and durable.

Masonry

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.

Sheet Piled

The sheet piled retaining walls are perfect for soft soils and compact places. These walls can be manufactured using various materials including, plastic planks, vinyl, steel, wooden planks, vinyl, and fiberglass.

Sheet piled retaining walls are hammered at least 2/3 the elevation of the wall into ground.

Cantilever

Masonry reinforced or precast concrete with steel are used to engineer cantilever retaining walls. These walls transfer horizontal pressure to the vertical side using strong structural foothold.

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 Ohio

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.

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Benefits of Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

These are some of the most fantastic advantages of precast concrete retaining walls.

  • Charming Appearance: AFTEC builds a wide range of retaining walls using numerous materials, designs, finishing, and textures. Our walls are not only durable these are quite aesthetic as well.
  • Erosion Control: Retaining walls keep the soil firm and hold it tight. It prevents soil erosion that also enhance the lifespan of walls and make them more durable.
  • Flood Prevention: Residents living near water bodies knows very well that they constantly have a fear of flood at the back of their mind. Therefore, building retaining walls along your property protect you from flood easily.
  • Cost-Efficient: AFTEC manufacture highly-durable retaining walls using the best cantilever reinforcements. Our walls are durable as well as cost-effective. Our products are considered very durable in the marketplace. The unique stall of cantilevered walls maximizes its durability and reduce the material requirement.

Service Areas: Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Findlay, Zanesville, Chillicothe, Massillon, and in all other cities of Ohio.

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

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