Retaining Wall Building

Although the availability of easy to install retaining wall building materials made possible building retaining walls without hiring contractors, it also promotes common retaining wall building mistakes. These common mistakes range from simple misalignment to graver structural failure. To avoid these mistakes, it's good to know them before building your retaining wall.

Here are some of the most common retaining wall building mistakes.

Misaligned building materials - these are common to modular, brick, and railroad tie retaining walls. It's irritating to see that your retaining wall is not level, thus compromising the whole look and even the integrity of the wall. You can avoid this by simply using carpenter's and ground levels to check your retaining wall level during the building stage.

Improper drainage - proper drainage is crucial to lessen the lateral pressure on the walls during rain or, when water is added to the soil held back. This will result to structural failure, and later, collapse. Installing perforated pipe along the base of the retaining wall ensuring that it will not be clogged by covering it with lose gravel and stone first before adding the soil can avoid this from happening.

Using the wrong building material - consider the volume of soil that needed to be held. Larger volumes that need taller walls can use a poured concrete material. The same is true if you're propping up a steeper slope. Interlocking modular blocks today are sturdier but be sure to ask the sales agent as to the capacity limitation of the blocks.

Not hiring contractors - the availability of easy to install retaining wall building materials often cause the exclusion of contractors when building retaining walls. Building retaining walls remains a technical matter, unless you got medium to advance masonry skills, it's best to get some professional help when constructing retaining walls.

These are just some of the common mistakes when it comes to retaining wall building. But, knowledge is power. So knowing these common mistakes is the start to avoid them.

 

Retaining Wall News:

 

Terra Site Constructors Selected as Retaining Wall Installation Subcontractor for the Manassas Regional Airport 34R Runway Extension Project
Terra Site Constructors, LLC will supply Sargent Corporation, the General Contractor on the runway extension project, with back fill, labor, equipment, supervision and incidentals to build the MSE Runway Abutments and Taxi Way Walls. This project will ...


101 to undergo retaining walls reconstruction - Siuslaw News

101 to undergo retaining walls reconstruction
Siuslaw News
From Brays Point to Sutton Lake Road, the project addresses needed repairs to a slide area, a slope failure and a retaining wall that is at the end of its useful life. The risk to the highway is significant if these areas are not repaired because this .

..


Retaining Wall Dispute
MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon couple is taking on city hall after a wall collapse raises safety concerns in their neighborhood..


Family asked to move out after retaining wall collapses
MALACCA - A family here was shocked when their property's retaining wall collapsed following a night of heavy rain. To add salt to the wound, Muslim Mazlan was advised by firemen to move out for his own safety. "There are cracks on the side of my house and gaps have formed between the ground and the floor," said the 52-year-old businessman yesterday. Part of the wall, located on higher ground ...


Woman Inexplicably Rolls Vehicle On Mclane Road
A 27-year-old woman heading home from work at Cousins Subs rolled her truck Friday morning when she slammed into a retaining wall near Rumsey Park. Mike and Shelly Kraus, who were headed to Walmart around 10:30 a.m., witnessed the wreck. Mike said as he ...


Nats hold off Mets 3-2 for 10th straight at Citi
NEW YORK (AP) -- Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first home run for Washington and tumbled over a retaining wall to make a terrific catch, leading the Nationals past the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory at Citi Field...


Truck Crash Leaves Hole in Retaining Wall - NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San Diego

Truck Crash Leaves Hole in Retaining Wall
NBC 7 San Diego
A tractor trailer collided with a retaining wall along State Route 125 Monday and left a gaping hole. The damage can be seen along SR-125 near Interstate 8. California Highway Patrol officers said the semi drove off the road and plowed into the .

..


Nats hold off Mets for 10th straight at Citi Field
NEW YORK EUR” Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first home run for Washington and tumbled over a retaining wall to make a terrific catch, leading the Nationals past the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night for thei..


Retaining walls create beautiful, usable outdoor space with That Perennial Place
If your yard is on the side of a hill or a gentle slope, that useless space can be turned into an attractive outdoor focal point with a retaining wall. Built to hold back earth, retaining walls stabilize and level slopes that can become garden terraces for ...


Massive $2.1 million wall under construction at Campbell River dump
Regional waste management project to extend life of landfill..


Officials: Part of Duke of Gloucester closed until at least Tuesday
Annapolis officials say part of Duke of Gloucester Street will remain closed until at least Tuesday so inspectors can investigate whether a retaining wall is stable. They believe the stone wall may have been weakened after last Tuesday's heavy rain...


Crash on Fort Washington Way pins SUV, driver
Shortly before 6 a.m., a tanker truck crashed into the retaining wall downtown near the Lytle Tunnel and a white SUV was caught in the middle...


Officials: Henry Hudson Parkway retaining wall is in need of repairs
THE BRONX - Officials are requesting that the retaining walls that divide the roads around the Henry Hudson Parkway be fixed immediately. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz alerted the New York State Department of Transportation about large holes and rust he ...


Getting the Best Pre-Cast Retaining Walls in Australia
Online PR News EUR 31-July-2014 EUR There are many things that one has to consider when it comes to constructing houses or even buildings. Planning and designing the establishments is one of the hardest and most painstaking processes that need careful ...


Woman inexplicably rolls vehicle on McLane Road
A 27-year-old woman heading home from work at Cousins Subs rolled her truck Friday morning when she slammed into a retaining wall near Rumsey Park...


Home collapses after retaining wall failure in North SLC
(KUTV) A home has collapsed after a retaining wall failed in a North Salt Lake neighborhood causing a section of the mountain to start to slide away. The incident started about a week and a half ago, on the hill above the Eagle Ridge Tennis and Swim Club on Parkway Drive. ...


Construction Continues in Landa Park - More Work on Retaining Walls to Begin . - Radio NB

Construction Continues in Landa Park - More Work on Retaining Walls to Begin .
Radio NB
(New Braunfels, TX) -- The retaining wall portion of the Landa Park Riverfront Rehabilitation Project continues to make progress, and today crews will begin sheet piling from the Landa Park Drive vehicular bridge towards pavilion sixteen. The .

and more »
..


Retaining walls create beautiful, usable outdoor space with That Perennial Place - Morris Daily Herald

Retaining walls create beautiful, usable outdoor space with That Perennial Place
Morris Daily Herald
A retaining wall provides erosion control using varied materials like wood, retaining block, poured concrete, brick and boulders. But know what you're doing before you tackle such a complicated, labor-intensive project. We've all seen retaining walls .

and more »
..


Retaining wall takes shape
Work on a major new retaining wall on private property in St Clair continues. read more..


Tractor Trailer Truck runs into retaining wall along I-24 Wednesday Morning - Wgnsradio

Tractor Trailer Truck runs into retaining wall along I-24 Wednesday Morning
Wgnsradio
Tractor Trailer Truck runs into retaining wall along I-24 Wednesday Morning. Published: August 13, 2014. Email Print. EURą EUR Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 9 responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer truck just .

and more »
..


Nats hold off Mets for 10th straight at Citi Field
NEW YORK EUR” Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first home run for Washington and tumbled over a retaining wall to make a terrific catch, leading the Nationals past the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night for thei..


Officials: Henry Hudson Parkway retaining wall is in need of repairs - News 12 Bronx (registration)

Officials: Henry Hudson Parkway retaining wall is in need of repairs
News 12 Bronx (registration)
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz alerted the New York State Department of Transportation about large holes and rust he found in the wall, which could create unsafe conditions for drivers. He says the retaining wall is in poor condition on both the north .

..


Family asked to move out after retaining wall collapses
MALACCA - A family here was shocked when their property's retaining wall collapsed following a night of heavy rain. To add salt to the wound, Muslim Mazlan was advised by firemen to move out for his own safety. "There are cracks on the side of my house and gaps have formed between the ground and the floor," said the 52-year-old businessman yesterday. Part of the wall, located on higher ground ...


Nats hold off Mets for 10th straight victory at Citi Field
NEW YORK (AP) - Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first home run for Washington and tumbled over a retaining wall to make a terrific catch, leading the Nationals past the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory at Citi Field. Rafael Soriano held on in the ninth ...


Retaining Wall Dispute - WSIL TV

Retaining Wall Dispute
WSIL TV
MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon couple is taking on city hall after a wall collapse raises safety concerns in their neighborhood. That retaining wall fell down six months ago, blocking a city sidewalk along a busy thoroughfare in Mt. Vernon. Residents say .

..


Retaining wall takes shape
Work on a major new retaining wall on private property in St Clair continues. read more..



Technorati Tags: , ,