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Overlooked Applications for Retaining Walls

Retaining walls have plenty of uses. They are most commonly used for the prevention of soil erosion, an extremely important function, especially in the forestation and agricultural industries. But while there is plenty to be said on the net about this particular application for retaining walls, they actually have quite a few more uses. Find out more about their durable applications here.

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Advantages of Gabions

Gabion walls were invented more than 100 years ago, but they are being rediscovered today for many architectural and infrastructure projects.

Gabion baskets are sustainable, where concrete constructions may have a high carbon footprint. They are usually used to form permeable, flexible structures and are aesthetically pleasing – this means that they can be utilised where concrete is not compulsory. This is why gabions remain appropriate in modern day construction.

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Retaining Walls, Soil Erosion & Protecting your Property

April showers may bring May blossoms, as the saying says, but most homeowners believe that these showers also bring a great deal of worry. Soil erosion is a big problem for homeowners with slopes and inclines on their premises. Without correct treatment, your property will be at risk of damaged or flooding. Retaining walls are the best way to protect your home from the impact of soil erosion.

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Retaining Wall Maintenance and Care

People get retaining walls for various reasons, and in different styles that suit their tastes. One might think that having a retaining wall is a low maintenance venture or addition to their property. However, they are not and they do eventually prevent their own challenges. They might not be big challenges, which might let some people get a bit lazy when it comes to maintaining their retaining walls, especially block walls. This is not the case and they need to be maintained and care for. This is part of the homeowner’s or business owner’s duty.

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Preventing Soil Erosion on your Land

Soil erosion can come about for a number of reasons, all of which point back to mismanagement of land. Generally caused by soil compaction, low amounts of organic matter and acidity problems. This affliction can make it all but impossible to use land effectively, whether for agricultural activities or simply for maintaining an aesthetic look in gardens. The point is, that combatting soil erosion is the responsibility of landowners, and there are many effective ways to do it. Find out more about protecting your land from degradation right here.

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The Process of Paving

The fitting of a driveway or parking space can be a large financial investment; therefore, you should expect high quality from your contractor. By using the correct construction methods, a driveway should last around 20 years. There are many steps involved in the removal and installation a pavement structure, and each step is extremely important to the long-term success of the paving. If any step during the installation procedure is done short of what is required by standard practice, it will decrease the life and durability.

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The Advantages of Landscaping with Retaining Walls

Retaining wall blocks have a number of practical applications depending on what you are planning on using them for. They are an ideal way to stop soil from shifting in your garden, can smooth out ugly dirt mounds and hills, and can even do a lot to keep your property and its structures protected from being worn down by the runoff of dirt. Besides these, there are many advantages to including retaining walls to your landscape design, and here are just a few pique your interest. So, if you have been considering an overhaul in your yard or property, here are some of the ways that retaining walls will give your next project a bit of functional character.

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Why Paving is Important

Most areas around residential homes have some fort of paved surface. Areas are not only paved with concrete or bricks because of its appearance, paving is installed onto surfaces for many important reasons.

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The Importance of Retaining Walls

Retaining walls play a significant role in the security of structures from damage related to soil collapse, but many property owners are unaware of just how vital these walls are to the overall health of their property. Properly constructed and well-maintained retaining walls not only lessen soil erosion and wash-out after excavation, but also keep soil from collapsing.

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The Benefits of Stone Paving

There is no doubt that stone paving adds attractiveness to any patio, path, driveway or pool. In terms of durability, most stone paving products are harder than concrete products and therefore the lifespan is longer in most applications. If you are looking for a paving solution that will last a long time with very little maintenance, consider natural stone. Depending on how much you are willing to spend, there is a range of cost effective paving solutions that can suit your needs. Below are some benefits of paving:

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Everything on Gabions

Gabions are cages, concrete boxes or cylinders filled with rocks or sometimes even soil and sand for use in military applications, road building and civil engineering. The erosion control is caged which is used for cylindrical metal structures or dams in construction. In a military setting, earth or sand filled gabions are utilised to protect the weaponry crews from enemy fire. The term gabion is derived from the Italian word “gabbione” which means big cage.

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Décor Ideas for Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to a slope that is typically a steep, near-vertical or vertical slope. They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of land holding undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses.

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The Physics Behind Retaining Walls.

Retaining walls are a very common feature of many development projects private and commercial this is because of their ability to hold back soil and water. But just like everything else in the world, there are physical forces at play that guarantee that all retaining walls properly serve their function. And as someone who might want to have retaining walls installed in their home or business property.

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Types of Materials Used in Retaining Walls.

There is a variety of different materials that retaining walls can be built from. When homeowners are choosing what material should be used for their wall they should consider the following:

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The benefits of retainer walls.

What are retainer walls. Most think that retaining walls are purely for holding and retaining soil, while that might be one of the main reasons why they are built, stopping soil erosion is not the only function retaining walls have. Together we will go over a few more of the benefits of having retainer walls.

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Landscaping a yard with a slope.

If you have a sloped back or front yard then you know how frustrating it can be to pull off that perfect landscaping design you’ve had your eye on for all these years or a dream patio for you and your family to enjoy. The slope also presents other challenges such as soil erosion.

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The 7 purposes of retaining walls.

A retaining wall is a type of structure that will hold or retain soil behind it. There is a variety of materials that can be used to construct these retaining walls such as; poured concrete, timber, rocks, concrete blocks or boulders. Some types are easy to use and others have a shorter lifespan but all of them can retain soil.

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Retaining Wall Functionality

When considering civil engineering, there is always a lot to contend with in terms of physics and gravity when building or erecting a structure.This is never more evident than when a retaining wall is required to hold back a mound of material such as soil or water that, depending on the slope it forms, needs to be contained in such a fashion as to not become an obstacle or hazard.

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The Various Applications of Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are especially effective when it comes to keeping sloped land in place. This is because they counteract the weight applied to them by soil and other materials which have been unnaturally carved into a hill, and as such are always in danger of sliding down, causing hazardous obstacles in their path.

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What you can get from Buffalo Retaining Walls

Good fences, they say, make good neighbours. But then what can we say for properties with great walls, paving and gabion? For any home or property owner than is in need of professional assistance with these kinds of solutions, isn’t it good to know that there is an experienced provider of retaining wall construction and supply in South Africa .

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Interesting Retaining Wall Designs

Retaining walls come in many shapes and designs, some altering the aesthetic qualities of the walls, others changing the functionality of the structures themselves. Below we will discuss a few retaining walls designs and innovative ideas.

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