- July 16, 2018
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Blog, Retaining Wall Design
Davron Wollongong Engineering design retaining walls for both residential and commercial projects.
Retaining walls are often used for but not limited to:
- Outdoor Entertainment areas
- Swimming Pools
- Sloped yards and
- Wheelchair access
If you are needing a retaining wall, below is some useful information to assist.
Why should I call a structural engineer?
A structural engineer’s job is to provide the technical knowledge to ensure a weight bearing structure is capable of handling the load placed on it.
A Retaining wall is a structure used to retain soil, rock or other materials in a vertical condition, deigned to support cuts and fills, retaining the soil when there is a drastic change in elevation, controlling erosion.
Considerations taken into account by a structural engineer include:
- The retaining wall location
- The slope of the ground above the wall
- The slope of the ground at the bottom of the wall
- Underground services
- Retaining wall height, length and geometry
- Drainage and the method and discharge point of that drainage system
- Structural requirements
- Backfill Soils and foundation soil preparation
Note: Once your retaining wall height is more than 900 mm it must be designed and constructed in accordance with Australian Standards. This will also mean you will need a geotechnical practitioner or structural engineer to acquire local council approval.
Davron’s structural engineers will advise on the selection of materials and provide drawings and specifications for your retaining wall construction.
We specialise in:
- Crib Walls
- Reinforced and
If you are in Wollongong, Shellharbour, Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, Sutherland or surrounds and need a retaining wall designed call our team at Davron Engineering.