Australian Retaining Walls were called to this Carrara, Gold Coast Qld home to assist with an eroding embankment under the house.
If you look closely you can see a poorly constructed besser block wall with several missing blocks. This wall is supporting the rear deck which provides access to the back door of the house. During some of the heavy rains we encounter here on the Gold Coast water is coming through gaps in the deck and wall and washing away the embankment causing the owner concern.
Lifting the deck and putting in a new wall is clearly not a feasible option so it was advised by Australian Retaining Walls that the best option would be to Spray-crete the batter to prevent further soil erosion. Before this could happen however the embankment would need some re-inforced steel mesh tied to the bank and we would also fill in the larger holes with some new besser blocks.
The concrete trucks arrive and a 100mm coating of concrete is sprayed onto the embankment ensuring no more erosion will occur. The concrete at the bottom of the embankment is graded in such a way as to make sure that any excess rainwater will get away towards the drains at either end of the wall.
Professional, safe and clean solution that also recreates a dry under deck storage area.
- Client Residential
- Type Besser Block Retaining Walls, Concrete Retaining Walls