Stabilisation Solutions for Retaining Walls
Retaining Wall Stabilisation
Ensuring the stability of your retaining wall is essential to maintaining the structural integrity and safety of your building. At Westpointe Ltd, we offer innovative and proven methods to stabilise existing retaining walls. Our engineers use Platipus Earth Anchoring Systems, soil nails or rock bolts, depending on the condition of the soil, to create a restraint structure for the retaining wall. Platipus Earth Anchoring Systems can be installed using hand-held and excavator mounted equipment in a variety of soil conditions to depths ranging from 3 to 12m. They are capable of generating loads in excess of 200kN and are available in a range of materials to suit short and long term life requirements. We are fully qualified and insured to work on retaining walls on domestic, industrial and commercial properties, highways, bridges, waterways and more.
Weep holes and Plati-Drains to reduce water pressures on retaining walls
While constructing or stabilising retaining walls, it is important to keep in mind the effects of water pressure behind the wall. We can design an efficient drainage system, with weep holes, to reduce the hydraulic forces acting on the wall. We use Plati-Drain which is a unique solution that reduces pore water pressures. Unlike conventional weep holes, Plati-Drain provides deep penetration and in clay soils can reduce perched or trapped water levels.
Helical Bar Reinforcement and Pressure Grouted Sock Anchors
Helical Bar Reinforcement is frequently installed in conjunction with the Platipus Earth Anchoring Systems as a means of helping to distribute the anchor loads into the structure. The helical bar is cementitious grouted into the masonry bed joints and concealed with a matching mortar.
Pressure Grouted Sock Anchors are frequently installed in conjunction with the Platipus Earth Anchoring System as a means of concealing the anchor termination within the wall. This is an obvious advantage on all historic, ecclesiastical and conservation based structures.