Retaining wall

August 18, 2019

Is compaction important for my retaining wall?

Compaction, Geo-grid , and proper drainage,  important factors that’s makes a retaining wall last forever.  IF ANY OF THE THREE IS NOT DONE CORRECT YOUR WALL WILL COME DOWN !!!! So What is Compaction? Compaction is the process of rearranging soils to consolidate the space occupied by  the soil particles while forcing out excess air and water. Why is it important? Properly compacted soils help to strengthen the internal strength of the soil mass by aligning the soil particles together and increasing the coefficient of friction when a load is applied to the soil, and reducing undesirable settlement. Most compaction must meet the the so called […]
January 20, 2014
How to install Drainage for concrete wall

Drainage: Does My Retaining Wall Need It

Drainage System and the importance of it… We all know the damage water can do. When designing a retaining wall there are many factors that go into it. One of the most important parts is a drainage system other’s include compaction, geo-grid and leveling pad some times called the footing   Without proper drainage this WILL happen and cost you this $$$$$$….. Notice no drain rock or drain pipe… No drainage: This will happen In order for any retaining wall to function properly and remain sound, a drainage system should be an integral part of the wall. Drain rock and perforated pipe […]
April 5, 2013

Retaining Wall footing… How important is it ?

Retaining Wall Footing For Block Wall A retaining wall footing or leveling pad is the most important part of the project. The footing varies depending on the type of wall you are building.  As you will see at the end of the video. Not doing it right WILL COST YOU A LOT OF MONEY PERIOD. Here is a quick checklist on what it takes to install a retaining wall footing the right way. Dig your trench for the footing . Width and depth depends on the type of block you are using 2. Apply and compact  base rock using a […]
April 2, 2013

Old Wood Retaining Wall Replace In Lafayette CA

INTRODUCTION This retaining wall project took place in Lafayette, CA in Contra Costa County off Highway 24. One of nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area.  We gave an estimate on this project in 2010. At that time the previous client was looking to sell the house and do a quick retaining wall repair job. Long story short, the client sold the house and gave our information to the new homeowners. So to that client thank you. To the new homeowners thank you as well. PROJECT AND DESIGN: The project was pretty simple. Customer had a failing retaining wall in […]
March 15, 2013

Retaining Wall Construction Solutions San Ramon

Introduction This retaining wall construction project took place in San Ramon, California in the Windemere development. PROJECT AND DESIGN The project was a pretty simple design that the customer presented, together with some input from us.The design consisted of two tiered retaining wall system along with a 1,200 sq.ft of cobble stone pavers. THE CHALLENGES As with any retaining wall construction project challenges present themselves. 1. Remove approximately 100 yards of clay soil before the rain came. 2. Remove all of the dirt through a 3’6″ gate opening, which could not be removed.  It was a good thing our bobcat MT-52 […]
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