Landscaping St Thomas ON
Landscaping Elgin County
Retaining Walls, Geogrid & Bases
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Although this large retaining wall I built was pre-engineered to be free standing I chose to install 4 layers geogrid tie back fabric. The reason I did this is because the customer was paying good money for this wall and I wanted to put a 10 yr warranty on the workmanship of this wall .
What is Geogrid… Geo is a woven non textile polymer fabric that is sandwiched between the layers of the wall. Placing layers of this fabric between each row of the wall stone laid along with a bead of concrete adhesive and then lay the next layer of wall stone on top of that. The overflow of fabric is drawn back into your trench and laid over top of the back fill so more back fill can be placed on top .You would continue to do this every so many layers depending on the height and back slope of the wall.
Why Geogrid… It’s a simple process in that the mesh fabric allows the back fill to settle through the squares and the overflow of the fabric being sandwiched between the layers. In order for the wall to move it must pull the fabric out of the back fill which is near impossible without heavy equipment, thus creating a highly stabilizing the wall.
The Base…The other most important factor in any wall, whether its 6 inches tall or 20 ft tall, is having a proper base under the wall. Without a proper base frost will heave the wall in winter and cause it to fail. The depth of the base and material used for the base is determined by the height of the wall and the type of wall your are using.
Call Barry at Get R Done, the St. Thomas Handyman 226-448-0843 should you be looking to have a retaining wall built. We know exactly how to engineer your wall to be structurally sound and stable.
We build garden walls and planter walls that are built to last a lifetime along with landscaping in St. Thomas and Elgin County.