We were contacted by a representative of the owners in regard to rectifying a dangerous retaining wall that was holding up a croquet lawn in an exclusive residential estate. They already had an engineer design but were open to other options. The original timber retaining wall was clearly ready to collapse.
After careful consideration of their original design it was decided we would choose a different system to the original engineer’s proposal. We decided that the Diamond concrete block retaining wall system would work better and save money for this particular job.
Australian Retaining Walls was awarded the project and we promptly got things under way.
Australian Retaining Walls organised one of our engineer associates to draw up a design and all relevant forms for the building application. Australian Retaining Walls submitted the building application to one of our building certifiers on behalf of the owners of the property. As soon as the building application was approved we moved into the construction phase of the project.
This job posed a few access challenges being located literally on the edge of a cow paddock on a steep hill and required extra concrete piers in the foundation of the wall. We had to pump the concrete into the foundation approximately 110 metres from the nearest point a concrete truck could off load. This wall is over 50 metres long and up to 1350mm high.
We were lucky with the weather on this one. For the most part of the job we had blue skies. Had it rained we would have had a much more difficult time getting our materials up to this work site. As we literally had to push everything up a steep hill approx. 300 metres through a bumpy cow paddock.
Owners happy with the outcome of this wall as usual. We really enjoyed working on this one. With good weather and stunning views over the Gold Coast it was very enjoyable for our team. Here is a picture of this wall being just completed.
- Client Residential, Developers of the estate.
- Type Concrete Retaining Walls, Diamond Block Retaining Walls