The steep slope made this project particularly challenging. Given the rural setting and the height of the walls, meticulous engineering and council approval were mandatory. A key objective was to create safe, durable, and high-quality retaining walls that also looked great.
The Nitty-Gritty Details
- Engineering & Council Approval: Before a single block was placed, we obtained the necessary engineering designs and council approvals. This ensured that the walls were constructed in compliance with all regulations and safety standards.
- JBlocks and Steel Reinforcement: The walls were built using high-quality JBlocks, a choice that offers both aesthetic appeal and structural integrity. Steel reinforcement was added for extra durability.
- Concrete Fill: Concrete fill was poured into the reinforced JBlocks, giving the walls the strength they needed to stand tall and firm.
- Drainage: Effective drainage systems were installed to manage water flow, an essential step in preserving the walls’ integrity over time.
Bonus Feature: Usable Land
The project had a silver lining, too—the retaining walls freed up approximately 800 square meters of once-steep land, transforming it into a safe and flat area for kids to play.
This ambitious project was a complete success, meeting all engineering and safety criteria. The homeowners were thrilled with the added usable space and the aesthetically pleasing, yet functional, retaining walls.