Retaining wall blocks and system installations of unrivalled quality
Decorton Retaining Systems Pty (Ltd) is a recommended service provider that specialises in the installation of major and minor retaining structures and solutions. We offer the professional installation of retaining walls, using various retaining wall blocks, and with our expert techniques and the experience of our skilled team, clients can expect efficient and lasting installations when relying on our team. In addition, our installation protocols are fully cognisant of correct safety regulations and are also environmentally considerate.
Making use of retaining wall blocks to construct retaining systems is becoming more and more popular around the globe as it allows for installations to be completed with ease, at a faster pace, and at a lower cost.
To ensure that we, as specialists in retaining systems for an array of applications, only offer the best to our clients, we support retaining wall brands and products that are known for their superiority and durability. Dependant on the wants and needs of our clients, we offer the installation of any one or a combination of only the best quality retaining wall blocks.
We offer a selection of retaining wall blocks
Our retaining wall blocks are in essence modular concrete units that are used to create a retaining wall or structure. These blocks can be laid at various angles, depending on the installation requirements. Retaining wall blocks are economical and, due to their design, most wall specialists (ourselves included) are able to complete an installation in shorter timeframes.
To ensure that all retaining projects completed by the Decorton team are done in alignment with our company’s high standards, we only make use of the following high-quality retaining products:
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The Decorwall block ® is an economical and innovative concept which presents a new future to the retaining industry. It is the only closed-face block with a positive interlocking system. This unique design helps to prevent block crushing on high walls, making it extremely strong and quick to construct. An added benefit is that the block can be readily planted. More details
Löffelstein ® is a dry-stacking, interlocking retaining system ideally suited to retaining cut or fill slopes between 3 and 15m in height. These specially engineered blocks are structurally stable; they do not need additional concrete infill. Versatile, adaptable and plantable, they are used as a facing for geosynthetic reinforced slopes, or for Geonail or rock-anchored, cut slopes. More details
Terraforce ® retaining blocks lend themselves ideally to the construction of light terracing to heavy, composite walls. Convex and concave corners, and curves of unrestricted radius allow for complex designs to suit site conditions. Fully versatile, reversible and interlocking elements provide highly plantable retaining walls. Ideal for terracing of sloping sites, stabilizing of embankments next to rivers, drive ways, swimming pools and roads, and for creating staircases and walkways. More details
Grinaker Terrace Blok ®
The infraset Terrace Blok ® system is an economical, machine manufactured block with unique features that firmly establish it as a market leader. Its open back design and trough shape promote healthy, rapid plant growth with unrestricted root systems that aid stabilization of garden slopes. More details
Each of these products differ in size, characteristics and application uses.
To determine which products to use, our team will first assess your retaining requirements, the terrain, the weight of the soil, the drainage requirements, etc. All factors need to be taken into consideration to ensure an efficient and lasting result.
Our services are offered for domestic and industrial contracts. Our project experience includes various projects across the Western Cape in both sectors, including the construction of outdoor access stairs, seating and pavilions, driveways, pools and more. Some of our projects are solely conducted for environmental purposes such as erosion control and embankments. Often, retaining walls are also installed as a noise barrier. This is especially evident next to busy roads.
When using any of the services that we offer, a safe and environmentally sensitive installation is guaranteed. All of the above-mentioned products we use, are manufactured, wherever possible, from recycled material and carry a full manufacturer’s warranty.
Full-scale tests have been conducted by independent, geotechnical engineers on each of the products to establish the design integrity of these systems. Qualities that can be expected from these retaining wall blocks include superb holding capacity, versatility, adaptability and plantability.
Making use of professional retaining solutions is recommended
When it comes to retaining structures, relying on professional service providers for your design and installation is highly recommended. To design a retaining system that can effectively retain soil, and will do so for the foreseeable future, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration and only qualified and experienced engineers will be able to do the job correctly.
Incorrectly installed retaining walls may not be able to withstand sustained pressure for long and this can be both dangerous and costly to repair. According to building regulations in South Africa, all concrete retaining structures’ plans should be approved by national regulating bodies to ensure the safety of the public. Therefore, when it comes to the installation of a retaining wall, cost should not be your first consideration, but rather the terrain and the required strength of the retaining structure.
A professional retaining engineer, such as the specialists at Decorton, will take all factors into consideration before commencing with the design of any retaining wall. Some factors that need to be considered include the terrain, the height of the slope, the type of soil, the height of the wall, drainage solutions, backfilling options, and more. We are also active members of the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), so clients can rest assured that our designs are fully compliant with local building regulations.
Our expert knowledge on local terrains across the Western Cape, from waterlogged clay areas to coastal dunes and areas with poor drainage, enables us to complete even the most challenging installations!
For more on the range of products we offer, or to discuss your specific retaining requirements with our qualified team, feel free to contact us either via phone or email.
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