Damaged Retaining Walls

Retaining Wall Damage Repairs

Give your property the reinforcement it needs.

At Galaxy City, we understand how important it is to have a fully functional property as it ensures the safety of all tenants.

We know how much damage a failed retaining wall can cause too, which is why we offer a strategic and reliable repair service for all foundational and structural projects. Our staff are highly trained and experienced individuals who are well-equipped to provide retaining wall repairs with exceptional overall service.

  • Retaining wall damage is a serious issue that affects most property owners. This is because retaining walls offer support to excavation sites or recently filled embankments. They are also built around gardens as a part of landscape design.
  • A failed retaining wall can possibly lead to the slow erosion of the soil, which over time can undermine and destroy the foundation of your building, leading to large-scale structural damage.
  • Other times, a damaged retaining wall may prevent rainwater from flowing through weep holes and cause soil build-up, leading to congestion of the drainage system.
  • In some cases, a weak retaining wall can develop severe cracks that may eventually lead to the wall collapsing all of a sudden.
  • Saturation of Backfill

    With the absence of an adequate drainage system, the soil behind your retaining wall can get saturated very quickly. This can significantly increase the pressure on the wall leading to eventual failure. We often need to repair retaining wall damage as part of overall storm damage repairs as a result.
  • Unexpected Load

    If a new building or an extension is constructed in the vicinity of a retaining wall, it is possible that the increase in load can add extra pressure to the wall and cause cracks or erosion.
  • Incorrect Design Calculations

    Most times, retaining wall damage can be attributed to poor design choices. A great amount of precise and well-calculated engineering is required to ensure that the load is not increased unexpectedly. The wrong calculations can inevitably lead to retaining wall damage and even collapse.
  • Cheap Materials

    Cutting costs in the initial building phase will come back around to haunt you later. If you settle on cheaper options while selecting retaining wall materials, the wall’s load-bearing capacity is bound to deteriorate with time.
  • Improper Installation

    Retaining walls can be built for different purposes, so it is important to know what exactly is needed for your project. Poorly installed walls will be prone to failure due to variable factors like poor weather.
  • Lack of or Poor Site Investigation

    It is important to know exactly what kind of terrain you are working with. A number of factors like soil compression, backfill materials, water tables, landslides and building codes should be properly investigated before building a retaining wall. This will ensure that the soil bearing capacity is unrestricted and will reduce the likelihood of retaining wall failure.
  • Age of the Retaining Wall

    No matter how great your materials are or the build, retaining walls do not last forever. At a rough estimate, timber retaining walls last around 20 years, while masonry and concrete can last between 50–100 years. It is important to keep track of your wall’s age and take swift action if and when you notice any signs of damage or failure to avoid further risk.

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