What are types of retaining wall?
The principal types of retaining walls are:
RC retaining walls
Reinforced concrete retaining walls are created on level footings with the use of reinforcing metal frames with concrete poured over. They can create highly robust and enduring retaining walls for building and structural work.
Piling retaining walls
The use of concrete piling creates a strong, enduring structure for a retaining wall for all building and external purposes. At Performance Foundations we provide a range of different piling solutions to meet the requirements of multiple construction projects.
Gravity retaining walls
Gravity walls are generally constructed with concrete blocks which have enough collective mass to hold back slopes and resist movement and slippage. They need to be built on solid, level footings and built with care.
Cantilever retaining walls
Cantilever walls use sections of steel-reinforced concrete which form a vertical wall and an L-shape or T-shape. The part of the wall under the soil is locked in place by weight of the soil.
Anchored retaining walls
Anchored walls are sunk into the earth and held in place by cables driven into the retained soil.