Stone Masonry Wall with Bush Rock in Gold Coast

Stone Masonry Wall with Bush Rock in Gold Coast

Client Challenge

The homeowners in Gold Coast faced a significant challenge with their existing retaining wall. Poor access and the wall's location on top of a 1m high garden bed complicated the situation. Additionally, the old wall had to remain in place due to the high risk of the fence and a garden shed from the above property collapsing onto the client's land.

Our Solution

Australian Retaining Walls proposed constructing a Stone Masonry Wall using bush rock and mortar to address these challenges. This solution provided both stability and aesthetic appeal while ensuring safety for the surrounding structures.

Construction Process:

  1. Site Preparation:
    • Due to poor access, a makeshift ramp was fabricated to move the bush rock into position safely.
  2. Wall Construction:
    • The largest rocks were selected for the base to provide a solid foundation.
    • The wall was built up to 1m in height, with the smallest rocks used as caps at the top for a finished look.
  3. Drainage System:
    • To combat excessive rainwater seeping from the top property, 20mm gravel was used to backfill the wall.
    • 65mm drainage pipes were installed at 1m intervals to ensure effective water drainage and prevent water buildup behind the wall.


The newly constructed Stone Masonry Wall provided a robust and visually appealing solution. The careful selection and placement of the rocks, combined with the effective drainage system, ensured long-term stability and functionality. The decision to leave the old wall in place minimized risks and maintained the integrity of the surrounding structures.

Project Highlights

This project demonstrated Australian Retaining Walls' ability to deliver high-quality retaining wall solutions under challenging conditions. Key highlights include:

  • Innovative Access Solutions: The fabrication of a makeshift ramp allowed safe and efficient movement of materials.
  • Durable Construction: The use of bush rock and mortar ensured a sturdy and long-lasting retaining wall.
  • Effective Drainage: The installation of a comprehensive drainage system prevented water-related issues.
  • Client Satisfaction: The homeowners were very pleased with the outcome, appreciating both the functionality and the aesthetic appeal of the new wall.

The successful completion of this project highlighted our commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, providing a secure and attractive retaining wall solution for the property.

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