Hardwood Sleeper Retaining Wall Installation in Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast

Hardwood Sleeper Retaining Wall Installation in Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast

Client Challenge

The residents of a residential property in Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, needed to replace a failing treated pine sleeper wall. The site, nestled between two sloping blocks on different levels, posed significant logistical challenges for material and machinery access, complicating the construction process.

Our Solution

Australian Retaining Walls approached the task with strategic planning to navigate the tough access conditions. After removing fencing and trees to create an entry path, an excavator equipped with a 450mm auger dug 1.4-metre deep holes for the galvanised steel “H Beam” posts in the hard ground. A sling system was used to transport heavy materials through a lower property's driveway, and a concrete pump was essential due to the site's poor access and the need for large footings. Hardwood sleepers were then precisely cut and installed, with the base sleeper resting on concrete to prevent sinking.


Despite the challenging access and tough ground conditions, the new hardwood sleeper retaining wall was successfully installed, providing the Mudgeeraba property with a structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing solution. The wall was backfilled with geotextile fabric, ag. pipe, and 20mm drainage gravel, ensuring proper drainage and longevity.

Project Highlights

This project in Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, showcased the expertise of Australian Retaining Walls in managing complex construction scenarios. The use of H Beam posts and hardwood sleepers, along with innovative solutions like using a concrete pump and a sling for material transport, highlighted the team's ability to adapt and deliver high-quality results under challenging conditions. The clients were highly satisfied with the functionality and the visual enhancement the wall brought to their property.

Back to Case Studies
Australian Retaining Walls

0414 321 307

  • Insurance & Certification

    Fully Insured and Certified:

    Rest assured, our work on your retaining walls is backed by comprehensive insurance and industry-standard certifications, providing security and peace of mind.

  • Price Guide

    Transparent Pricing:

    Clear, competitive pricing for all retaining wall projects, with no surprises, just straightforward costs tailored to your needs.

  • Quotation

    Accurate Quotations:

    Get a personalised FREE quote for your retaining wall project, ensuring a perfect match for your landscape and budget.

1 of 3