Dos and Don’ts for your Retaining Wall

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Retaining walls are structures designed to reduce soil erosion and to keep soils and rocks in place. They also enhance the value of your property and improve your curb’s appeal. Here at Geelong Retaining Walls, we build high-quality and long-lasting retaining walls. Your satisfaction is our priority.

The most common materials we used to construct retaining walls are poured concrete, stone veneers, wood timbers, concrete blocks, or natural stone.

There are also several types of retaining wall, namely:

  • Cantilever
  • Gravity
  • Diaphragm wall
  • Sheet piling
  • Bored pile
  • Anchored


Choose the Best Material For You
In choosing the right material, you need to consider certain factors such as your location, weather conditions, soil characteristics, and drainage system. With the help of our experts, we can inspect your location first, then suggest materials that are suitable for you.

If you choose the wrong material, there is a big chance that your retaining wall will be damaged easily.

Consult Your Local Community
Before installing a retaining wall, you must consult the local authorities first for them to conduct an ininspect how building it can affect the water flow in your neighbourhood. Aside from the inspection, most communities will require some permits. If this is the case, you will need to submit your building plans.

Backfill Correctly
Backfill is done to provide proper drainage. Gravel or similar aggregates should be installed behind the wall.

Start On A Good Base or Foundation
In every structure, you have to start on a good foundation to prevent the structure from collapsing or being damaged.


Forget Drainage
Most retaining walls will need a good drainage system to help them escape moisture, rather than staying on the side of the wall. Bad drainage is the major reason why retaining walls fail – due to the water buildup behind the wall.

Forget to sweep the surface
You should never forget to sweep the surface before constructing your retaining walls on it, or else it will cause be unappealing because of the misalignment.

Benefits of Hiring Us For Building Your Retaining Walls

Constructing a retaining wall is not that simple. Although, most people prefer DIY retaining walls because it is cheaper. However, you need in-depth knowledge and experience in building retaining walls. You also need a lot of tools and safety equipment to complete the job.

Retaining walls need to have a good foundation, and there are a lot of factors you should consider before constructing them. If you’re inexperienced, your retaining wall can fail – or even worse, collapse.

  • We are one of the leading companies in building retaining walls/
  • We use the highest standards of materials and tools to guarantee a high-quality retaining wall.
  • We have years of experience in constructing retaining walls.
  • Before starting the construction, we will explain to you the final plan and design.
  • We deliver the project on time.
  • We make sure to build a long-lasting retaining wall.

Are you ready to construct your retaining walls with us? Give us a call – want to know your plans!