A private residential
house situated on a hilly area requires that the side slope
be steepened by means of a retaining wall so as to increase
usable land area on top of the wall. However, the presence
of an existing access road at the toe of the slope provided
limited access working area, and also any wall construction
had to be carried out with minimum disturbance to the neighbourhood.
It was also required that the facing of the wall be aesthetically
pleasing and provided a good blend to the surrounding. In
addition, the wall construction must be economically viable.
Anchored Earth retaining wall was opted
to be most viable both from the economic point of view and
aesthetics. The construction of Anchored Earth retaining wall
was rapid and easy in terms of site mobilisation and erection
due to the incremental nature of wall construction. Thus minimum
disturbance was maintained. The embossed hexagonal concrete
facing provided an aesthetically pleasing finish.
The construction of the 6m high wall using
Anchored Earth was completed in 3 weeks. With this construction,
usable land area was increased by approximately 5000 sq. ft.