Retaining Wall Inspections
Retaining wall inspections are conducted to ensure that the retaining walls are professionally designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance with AS4678 and retaining wall design. The inspections are carried out by qualified structural engineers.
The main purpose of retaining walls is to prevent soil erosion and provide structural support to soils on unstable slopes. When building a retaining wall, proper planning and design are critical. Factors like soil type, slope, and drainage must be carefully considered to ensure that the wall withstands the forces of gravity, soil pressure, and water pressure. Proper drainage is also important to prevent water damage and structural issues.
During the retaining wall inspections, the following aspects are typically examined:
Design: The retaining wall’s design and plans are reviewed to ensure that they meet the applicable codes and the project specifications.
Construction: The retaining wall construction is inspected to check for damages or defects, such as cracking, leaning, or displacement.
Drainage: The drainage system of the retaining wall is evaluated to ensure that it is functional and capable of diverting water away from the wall to prevent water damage.
Maintenance: The retaining wall’s maintenance and upkeep are assessed to ensure that it is being properly cared for and is not at risk of collapsing.
After the inspection, a report will be provided detailing the findings and recommendations for any necessary repairs or upgrades. Any issues found during the inspection must be addressed immediately to ensure the safety and stability of the retaining wall
Why choose Neilly Davies?
Neilly Davies Consulting Engineers has extensive experience in retaining wall inspection and design and can meet your expectations. Our qualified engineers are well versed in Australian standards and ensure the safety and stability of your retaining wall.