After the builder had cut the block for the house pad, Australian Retaining Walls were called in for an appraisal and advice on what would be the most suitable wall for the site.
With the house above on the adjacent block being so close and our wall needing to be 1.8m in height, Australian Retaining Walls deduced that the Diamond concrete block system would be the most suitable for this client. The Diamond concrete block system is one of the largest and strongest blocks available.
Several obstacles needed to be overcome on this project. The first being large puddles of rain water lying where the wall was to be built meaning the surface needed to be pumped. Secondly, after hand digging the footing we discovered several underground pipes which we had to relocate after discussions with the plumber.
Once we had done this we were ready to commence construction of our diamond concrete wall. After laying the base on a bed of concrete and installing our drainage system we were ready to stack the blocks.
The most unusual circumstance of the project was how we had to construct the wall. A combination of the height required, teamed with the weight of the blocks meant we had to finish building the wall from the top down once we reached 1mtr.
Due to the limited access, over 30mts of gravel had to be barrowed into the site by the team, normally a task undertaken by a bobcat. This was a labour intensive job well handled in a timely manner by the team at Australian Retaining walls.
- Client Residential.
- Type Concrete Retaining Walls, Diamond Block Retaining Walls