Retaining Solutions crib walls are gravity retaining walls, constructed from interlocking, precast, concrete components. They are filled with free draining material and earth backfill to eliminate the hazards of hydrostatic pressure building up behind the wall.
Retaining Solutions crib walls are low cost, of open web construction, and can be quickly and inexpensively erected. The open web construction and use of free draining material eliminates two common causes of failure in retaining walls — namely hydrostatic pressure build up and the destructive pressure of tree root systems. Retaining Solutions crib walls are incredibly flexible and can easily be constructed to follow gentle curves, slopes, undulating terrain and around corners. The ability to dismantle and re-erect components quickly and easily as required means crib walls may form temporary or permanent structures as the need dictates.
Where construction must be carried out in stages — due to finance, weather or other factors — our walls are ideal as there is no permanent connection between components, allowing sections of wall to be continued when and where required.
A Retaining Solutions crib wall can be planted with flowers, shrubs, or creepers, using the spaces in the face of the wall. This allows the wall to blend in with any existing or proposed environment.
Our concrete crib walls are designed as gravity retaining walls, using a system of four header sizes. Combinations of header sizes can be used for different wall heights. Walls up to 20m in height can be catered for with these systems.
The performance of the Retaining Solutions system and components have been fully evaluated and tested by the Queensland University of Technology. A full report is available on request.
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