A common request for Australian Retaining walls is the replacement of old timber walls.
Although timber walls are a more economical choice, updating to something like the Windsor concrete block gives a more modern look and is extremely durable. In this instance, rotting timber sleepers and failing posts were the reason for this replacement. After consultations with our clients it was agreed that a Windsor concrete block wall would be the best option for them. A new timber fence would be also be installed. Our client also asked us if we could improve the look of her patio area which we achieved with some Bamboo screens.
The first step in most cases is demolition, so the saws were brought out and the old wall and fence were cut up and disposed of. Some plants were relocated for the footing to be dug in the optimum spot and construction of the Windsor concrete block wall could begin. The base blocks are set in concrete with the rest of the blocks stacked neatly on top to the desired height. 20mm Drainage gravel and a 65mm pipe are installed behind the wall and geotextile fabric pinned to the bank to separate the soil from the gravel.
Once the wall is complete the new fence can be built. 100mm Hardwood posts are concreted in the ground at 2.4 metre intervals. After the posts have set the treated pine rails and palings are attached.
Finally Australian Retaining walls rip out the old thatch in the patio area and install the new Bamboo screens which received two coats of wood stain to increase longevity.
- Client Residential.
- Type Concrete Retaining Walls, Windsor, Keystone Garden Retaining Walls