Types of Retaining Walls
AFTEC takes pride in specializing in several architecturally designed precast concrete walls and fences. We use industrial graded materials that help construct the best retaining walls for our clients. We also incorporate a precast fence wall on the top where needed.
Large precast concrete boulders and blocks are used for the construction of gravity concrete walls. The use of the concrete boulders or blocks is done to give strength to the concrete wall so that it can withstand pressure from both sides.
As the retaining walls are built higher, they are incorporated with additional support. This support can be done using steel alongside reinforcement and rigid-footing technique.
The masonry retaining walls are masonry units or CMU block walls. These are constructed using the standard 8” x 4” x 2.25” sized kiln-fire bricks and mortar. The result is precast masonry blocks that are used to construct masonry retaining walls.
In addition to the standard procedure of constructing masonry retaining walls, they are frequently strengthened using the steel. This process ensures the longevity of the wall, making them last long and withstand the test of time.
As evident from the name, the sheet piled retaining walls are made from pressing of steel vinyl, fiberglass, plastic or wooden planks to form sheets. These sheets are continuously hammered at least two-thirds of their elevation to form the ground, forming the fence walls. Sheet piled retaining walls are favorable for soft soils and compact areas.
AFTEC ensures top of the line performance that helps in professional designing, finishing, and installation of sheet piled retaining walls. We use reinforced steel for the construction of retaining walls in Virginia.
These retaining walls are manufactured using precast masonry or concrete with reinforced steel. They are installed using a structural foothold that strengthens the overall placement, helping to transform horizontal pressure to a vertical one.