Retaining walls have been designed to resist the lateral pressure of the soil and the rock behind them. There are many types of retaining walls that can be produced, careful design is needed to ensure quality performance and safety, designs can be made for precast retaining walls to sheet piles.
The following types of Retaining walls are what are available to civil engineers -
- Gravity retaining walls
- Sheet piling
- Cantilevered walls
- Anchored retaining systems
- Screw-pile steel retaining walls
An important innovation (pioneered by FLI structures) consists of screw-piled retention walling. Ideal for refuges, ballast retention, equipment location, lay-bys and other specialised applications, this is an all-steel structure consisting of an ‘L’ frame and infill panels anchored to the ground by screw piles.
The advantages include the following -
- Rapid deployment compared to many other systems.
- Avoidance of the wet trades and curing needed for concrete retaining walls.
- Small foundation footprint.
- Ideal for installation on contaminated land.
- Suitability for tension and compression loadings.
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