- July 16, 2018
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Blog, Retaining Wall Design
Davron Wollongong Engineering services all of the Illawarra, South Coast, Sutherland and Southern Highlands.
Who designs a retaining wall?
Design of retaining walls more than 900mm high, must be designed and constructed in accordance with Australian Standards, therefore should be undertaken by a geotechnical practitioner or structural engineer to acquire local council approval.
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. Retaining walls are designed to support cuts and fills, retaining the soil when there is a drastic change in elevation and is also used to control 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
We specialise in:
Gravity Retaining Walls
Semi-Gravity Retaining Walls
Cantilever Retaining Walls
Anchored Retaining walls
Reinforced Retaining Walls
Gabbion Retaining Walls
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.
Davron’s Engineers thrives on innovation, creativity, and talent in the field of structural landscape design and consultancy and look forward to discussing your project.