Retaining walls are walls built to retain soil and soil materials. Retaining walls prevents soil from washing or eroding away by rain, wind, or other reasons. This is very common in slopy or steep areas where soil can easily wash away and get lost; this is where retaining walls come in. They help keep this soil in place so as to avoid environmental disfiguration or hazard. Sometimes, this technique is used by farmers to retain fertile soil that could be useful for farm produce in the future. Sarasota Seawalls are the best bet if you want to build retaining walls. Our advanced tools and talented builders will help build any kind of retaining wall you would like on any land, hire us, we are that good. Some types will be mentioned below.
Gravity Retaining Wall
This type of retaining wall has a unique feature of being able to hold down the soil using gravity. This is one of the most effective and by far, the simplest ways of retaining soil today as it uses its mass to keep the soil in place. Since these walls’ purpose is to create a chunk of mass for the soil, it allows a wide variety of materials, these include stones, bricks, blocks, etc. Depending on how high they have to be, Gravity walls might require a trench sometimes, a concrete base, to prevent eventual collapse.
Sheet Piling Retaining Wall
This retaining wall is quite simple compared with the gravity wall. Sheet piling retaining walls are made of thin steel or wood. These walls are usually buried directly in the soil in question with about one-third of their total height buried under the ground. Sheet retaining walls are constructed in a thin and vertical fashion which gives them the streamlined body required for easy penetration into the soil. Sheet piling retaining wall is also very effective but not as much as gravity walls because if the soil drifts hard enough, it could collapse the wall.
Cantilevered Retaining Wall
These walls are properly reinforced concrete walls. Cantilevered retaining walls are concrete walls that have steel bars installed in them for more resistance towards pretty much anything. The wall is installed with a reinforced slab foundation; the weight of the soil rests on the foundation, which reduces the chances of the wall falling to zero. This retaining wall is also very effective and is known to have been used commercially.
Anchored Retaining Wall
This is built using anchors to support already erected walls in order to give it additional stability and rigidity. Walls are attached to anchors and these anchors are driven into the ground, giving both erections enough resistance. Several of these walls are erected in the same fashion and connected to one another using cables or wires giving them further resistance against any force. Manually burying these anchors will consume a lot of time so it’s only advisable to use mechanical means. You can use anchors to give any of the aforementioned walls, it works well for any of them.