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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by foxequipment, Sep 12, 2012.
Are we supposed to read that website in an Australian accent?
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What are you a larrikan?
I worked in a Ferrari shop with a Aussie that used to call me that.
Anyway....They build sound walls using the same principal and there are temporary trench shoring systems that use it as well.
Closest I've seen is these guys, but I don't believe they're applicable for retaining walls. http://www.concretefence.com/
There is a park in my area that has massive interlocking concrete blocks, which are known as gabions, as a retaining wall. The problem with Gabions is that they generally are very wide, heavy, and at times expensive. Generally in my area, concrete walls are made out of CMU's with a reinforced footing, but that is breaking into concrete placement/finishing. This is out of the spectrum for most landscape businesses.
The closest thing I can think to this would be a dry-stackable product like Belgard block, Allan block, etc.
Here is a link on gabions: http://www.internationalerosioncontrolsystems.com/concretegabions.html
Here is more about CMU construction (probably rarely done in your area): http://www.rcpblock.com/constructiondetails-cmu.html
And finally here is Belgard's website: http://belgard.biz/photos-retaining-walls.htm