What Is A Concrete Retaining Wall?
A retaining wall is any structure that provides additional support to the landscape around it, especially in areas with very steep slopes or soft soil. Having a retaining wall can protect you and your property from collapsing soil, erosion, and other kinds of damages. Because retaining walls become part of the landscape, they often have to marry both form and function—so not only do they have to be strong, they have to be aesthetically pleasing as well.
Here are some of the situations in which you might need a concrete retaining wall:
- You’re performing major landscaping on a downhill slope
- You want to create usable, level land on a sloped landscape
- You want to protect your property against future landslides or erosions
While retaining walls can be made out of different kinds of materials like timber, steel, or stone, concrete is one of the most commonly used. Concrete retaining walls are known for their stability, durability, and quick installation. Vikon Precast uses high-quality L-Blocks for our retaining wall system.
L-Blocks are engineered concrete structures that are ideal for handling heavy loads coming from either side. This makes it perfect for use as a retaining wall in landscapes that need more support. Vikon Precast’s L-Blocks are 100% self-supporting, which means that you can have a long-lasting, force and damage-resistant retaining wall that will put your mind at ease.
These blocks are very easy to install. There’s no digging or drilling required, so you can get a retaining wall system installed at your home or property very quickly with very little downtime.
Features Of Concrete Retaining Walls
Concrete retaining walls are popular due to their durability and strength. The material is incredibly resistant to corrosion, heat, rot, rust, and harsh weather conditions. If installed properly by a skilled manufacturing company like Vikon Precast, you can expect it to be low-maintenance and cost-effective even in the long run.
We understand that your retaining wall needs to be beautiful as well as strong which is why we offer a wide range of face patterns and colours. You can also get a custom face design for a truly unique and eye-catching look. Our concrete retaining walls designs come in a variety of sizes, heights, patterns, and configurations.
Vikon Precast offers custom sizing for L-Blocks. Just contact us with your design requirements and sizing, and we will design the blocks to accommodate your needs. Our sizing parameters are:
- Height: 0.6m to 2.4m
- Foot: 0.7m to 1m
- Width: 1m to 2.4m
We can also provide, at your request, corner blocks at 45 degrees or 90 degrees.