Precast block retaining walls are a great low cost solution for soil retention. They install quickly and have a longevity far superior to wood. There are strength limitations with a stacked block walls when height and hillside load are substantial. This type of wall is very good for temporary construction soil retention as well. Common sizes of precast interlocking blocks are 2’x2’x6’ (approximately 4,000 lbs each) and 2’x2’x3’ (approximately 2,000 lbs each).
What are the Benefits of a Precast Block Retaining Wall?
- Durability: Precast block retaining walls are highly durable and can withstand heavy loads, making them ideal for use in areas with high traffic or heavy machinery. They are also resistant to weathering, erosion, and insect damage.
- Easy to install: Precast block retaining walls are relatively easy to install, as the blocks are designed to interlock with each other, eliminating the need for mortar or other bonding agents. This can significantly reduce the time and cost of installation.
- Low maintenance: Precast block retaining walls require minimal maintenance, as they are resistant to weathering, erosion, and insect damage. They also do not require painting or sealing, which can further reduce maintenance costs.
- Versatility: Precast block retaining walls can be used for a variety of applications, including garden beds, terracing, and landscaping. They are also suitable for use in both residential and commercial settings.
- Aesthetics: Precast block retaining walls are available in a range of colors and textures, allowing them to be customized to complement the surrounding landscape or architecture.
- Eco-friendliness: Precast block retaining walls are made from natural materials and are recyclable, making them an eco-friendly choice.