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Congratulations! You have found the pinnacle of retaining wall excellence! We can do it all, and are here to make it simple and keep you informed through the entire design and discussion process. We offer exceptional and extremely fair pricing. We cover any and all residential or commercial projects and can solve any need you bring to us! We cover all projects in all of metro Atlanta.
We can take on any type of project, big or small. We want to ensure that you get the best bang for your buck, and get EXACTLY what you need. We can provide other pictures, ideas, workarounds or anything that is needed so that you are happy with your selection BEFORE we perform the build. In addition we are going to work with you throughout the build to make any preferred alterations or changes wanted. We guarantee your satisfaction and as you can see below we will discuss some of the different types of retaining walls.
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Building or adding a retaining wall has never been easier. At Prime, we offer all shapes and sizes of retaining wall blocks to help craft the best outdoor structure. These can be added to gardens, outdoor kitchens, patios, mailbox paths, walkways or simply just general areas in your yard. We ensure the functionality of your liking as well. Nothing brings your landscape to life like a beautiful and perfectly scoped wall, and this will provide the finishing touch to your outdoor utopia. Our highly durable, and quick to install walls will enhance your entire property’s topography and generate that “wow factor” that you deserve and will withstand the test of time.
As we are trusted Atlanta landscaping designers and suppliers, we are here to work with any budget or any project to find the best solution for your property. Ours are strong and lightweight, and they interlock together to form efficient, solid designs. Whether your wall needs to be straight or curved, our supplies are good for both residential and commercial uses. If you are in need of an Atlanta retaining wall, please call us to speak with one of our landscaping experts!
We are a full service, earth retaining wall company based in Atlanta, Georgia. We have proven to be one of the best in the industry, and offer in-house estimating and construction with a full range of equipment owned and operated by Prime ATL Retaining Wall which results in a better product for you, at a lower price!
We work very closely with all contractors, architects, engineers, home owners, and are highly respected for our quality. Sometimes during the construction it may also be viable to install a drainage system. We can also provide that if needed both for design and execution/install that will be perfectly customized for your property.
Possibly the most important piece and consideration in proper design and installation of a retaining wall is to recognize that, due to gravity, the material is moving forward and downsloping, which creates lateral earth pressure at the back of the wall. It depends on the angle of friction and strength of the material amongst other items such as direction and magnitude of movement of the retaining structure.
Retaining Wall Types
A gravity wall depends on it’s mass which can be concrete, stone or any other heavy material to resist pressure from behind. By leaning back in the direction of the retained soil, it may have a batter setback for stability improvement. Many times, we make them using segmental concrete units or mortarless stone. We can also make dry-stacked ones that are more flexible and don’t require a rigid footing.
In the early 1900s, taller walls were often gravity walls made from large amounts of stone or concrete. Today we are building them most often as composite gravity walls for earth retention or with precast facing. There are many other types such as gabions, crib walls, log cabin style from concrete or timber and filled with granular material, or soil nailed walls.
A Cantilevered Wall uses far less material than gravity walls. These are made from internal stems and are reinforced with steel, cast in place concrete, or masonry that is mortared (many times shaped like an inverted T). They are like a beam to a large structural footing. They typically convert horizontal pressure from behind the wall to vertical on the ground below. Sometimes they are buttressed in front, or have a counterfort on the back to improve strength with resisting heavy loads. We keep the buttresses at right angles to the main flow of the wall. For these walls, they require rigid concrete footing at a good depth.
Sheet Piling Walls
We typically place Sheet Piling retaining walls in tight places and/or with soft soil. They are made of vinyl, steel or wood planks that are driven into the ground. If you would like a quick estimate of material requirements: It’s usually driven a third above ground and two-thirds below ground as a rough number. This can be altered depending on the environment. Taller sheet pile walls will need an anchor to tie-back or placed in the soil a distance behind the wall’s face that is tied to the wall by a rod or cable. We then place the anchor behind the “potential” failure plane in the soil.
Bored Piling Walls
Bored pile walls are built by assembling bored piles, by excavating the excess soil. The bored pile wall could include a series of reinforcing beams, earth anchors, soil improvement operations and a reinforcement layer of shotcrete. We usually use this technique in scenarios where sheet piling is a suitable solution and where the noise or vibration levels that are created by a pile driver aren’t acceptable.
Anchored Retaining Walls
These can be constructed in any of the previous styles of walls that we have discussed, but also including additional strength using cables or other items anchored in the rock or mud/soil just behind it. We usually drive into the material with boring. The anchors then expand at the end of the cable, by injecting pressurized concrete or possibly mechanical ways. This then begins forming a bulb in the soil after expanding. We find this type of wall very effective where we expect high loads, or where the wall itself needs to be slim and would then be too weak.
Technically, anyone with a strong back can stack blocks to build a retaining wall. But for a permanent solution that will not fail, it takes skill and planning to construct something attractive that can also shrug off the forces of gravity and stand for decades. Our walls laugh when bad weather comes, and you will do the same. It’s all about a solid base, proper drainage and using the right materials.
Bottom line, there are tons of types of retaining walls and ways we can customize what we build for you. Different landscapes have different requirements, and we totally get that. We want to work with you and guarantee your satisfaction. Call us today! 404-410-7669