Foundation Repair Services
Retaining Wall Systems
etaining Walls are a practical and decorative way of creating usable land in hilly terrain. They can be made of wood, natural stone, reinforced cinder block, and concrete block systems. When properly designed and installed, retaining wall systems will last the life of your home. However, extreme weather, seismic activity, and changes in uphill activities can impair the effectiveness of your retaining wall.
If you have determined that your retaining wall has a problem (leaning, bulging, or failure), we can help you select the appropriate basement foundation repair solution for your home.
Segmental Block Retaining Walls
Segmental retaining walls consist of a decorative front block and a lateral tieback system. The front facing blocks are usually modular concrete blocks that interlock with each other and with the lateral restraining members. The tiebacks are usually geogrids that are buried in the stable area immediately behind it.
This type of system is ideal for situatuations that require tall walls on steep slopes.
Cast-in-Place Retaining Walls
Cast-in-Place concrete retaining wall systems are ideal in applications where flexible walls are not acceptable.
Cast-in-place concrete walls are also preferred in free-standing applications but are not cost effective at heights greater than 15 feet.
Timber Retaining Walls
Timber retaining walls are ideal for holding back small hills and gardening areas around your foundations perimeter.
They are inexpensive, simple to install, and decorative. If well maintained, they can last for many years.
Slope stabilization can be achieved in many ways. Retaining walls are just one way of accomplishing this.
Piles, shot crete, geotextile matting, and drainage improvements can be used in conjunction with retaining wall systems to achieve the desired affect.
New Retaining Walls
Anyone can design and install a retaining wall system. However, when it comes to your homes foundation, using a licensed professional structural engineering firm, like Barrier, just makes sense.
Replace / Stabilize Existing System
Depending on the material used for construction, Barrier can shore, reinforce, or replace your retaining wall. Call us today to schedule a free site visit by one of our licensed and bonded professionals.
Let our professional team show you why we maintain a zero-failure rate. Contact us today at 704.817.4090 to discuss which of our services you need.