Concrete retaining walls have been a fundamental element in construction projects in many areas of Laguna Beach for a long time. Since flat building lots are now typically the exception rather than the norm structural concrete retaining walls add valuable developable area to many construction projects. Structural concrete retaining walls are normally constructed using one of three techniques that are used locally, cast in place concrete retaining walls, CMU block retaining walls, and Shotcrete retaining walls.
- Cast In Place Retaining Walls - The most common retaining walls utilized are cast in place or poured in place retaining walls. These walls are more common partly because CMU blocks can limit the placement of rebar within the wall and also because of there versatility. During the process wood form work is constructed and then rebar is placed as required by the structural design. When the form work and rebar placement is complete concrete is pumped and vibrated into the form work.
- CMU Block Walls - Generally speaking, CMU or cinder block walls are the simplest walls to construct as no form work is required during construction. Precast CMU blocks, also known as concrete masonry units, are placed over a supporting concrete footing. Steel reinforcing rebar is placed at specified horizontal and vertical locations and the cells of the CMU blocks are pumped with concrete.
- Shotcrete Retaining Walls - The third method is Shotcrete retaining walls. Shotcrete walls are constructed in a similar way as cast in place walls but instead of constructing the second side of the form work a special type of concrete, Shotcrete, is then blown onto the single sided form.
Our mission is to build retaining walls that last a lifetime and enhance the property. Retaining walls are frequently utilized to maximize a properties potential, both in terms of view and size. We specialize in the construction of retaining walls in all conditions. Each Retaining wall is unique and From hillside to the flats, cast in place to CMU, we can handle your retaining wall project.