Stone & Retaining Wall
AMN Masonry can repair or replace an unsafe stone or retaining wall to make it safe. Retaining walls are relatively rigid walls used for supporting the soil mass laterally so that the soil can be retained at different levels on the two sides. So if you’re looking for a wall retaining or repair service in the greater part of Boston, feel free to contact us.
Types of Retaining Walls
As their name suggests, gravity walls rely on their own weight and the soul that’s resting on the concrete below. This allows them to be “fixed” into one place. They’re made using mortarless stone and concrete units.
They’re usually 10 feet tall and are considered to be flexible.
Cantilever walls are built using reinforced concrete. They’re made up of a thin base slab and stem, with the base being divided into two different parts.
One of the perks of cantilever walls is that they utilize less concrete, compared to gravity walls. However, they also require careful designing. They’re 25 feet tall and can be prepared on site or premade in a factory.
Sheet Pile Walls
Sheet pile walls are built creating off-the-rack sections in the ground. All of this depends on the soil’s conditions. The sections are “vibrated” into the ground instead of being “hammered” in.
These types of walls are good for soft soil and small spaces. 1/3 of the wall is driven above the ground, whilst 2/3 is driven into the ground. But of course, this depends on your preference and you can have the wall customized accordingly.
Bored Pile Walls
As their name suggests, these types of walls are created using “bored piles.” They’re built by burrowing away excess soil. Depending on the type of bored pile wall, you can incorporate earth anchors, soil improvement techniques, and reinforcing beams into the walls.
But this depends on whether this type of construction is needed. It is usually required when using a pile driver cannot be used.
Anchored walls can be constructed using the techniques mentioned above. But depending, these walls may need extra cables or anchors placed into the soil. These walls are built using bored piles, with the anchors then being expanded at the end of the cable.
These types of walls are specialized and require a qualified geotechnical engineer to install them.
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