How to Fix a Failed Retaining Wall at Your Commercial Property in the Columbia, SC, Area
A retention wall is designed to hold back (retain) soils that are behind it. Retaining walls can be used for a number of different applications. For example, they can be used to hold back soils to create a space for a foundation to be poured beneath the ground. Also, foundation walls are technically a form of retention wall as they hold back soils from entering the foundation space. When these walls fail, crack, or break, it can cause substantial damage to the existing commercial structure. So, if you have a problem with your retaining wall, it’s crucial to determine how to fix this problem.
Retention Wall Correction Methods
There are several widely used retention wall correction methods used by foundation contractors. When walls fail due to poor drainage, shifting soils, or any other problem, repair companies most often employ:
- Helical anchors – Holes are cut into the retaining wall and then a steel anchor is driven into the openings like a screw to pull the retention wall back into place and strengthen it against future failures.
- Soil nailing – Soil nails are similar to helical anchors in that long steel sinews are inserted into the soil behind the wall to pull the wall back into a correct position. The difference in soil nailing is that these steel piers are then cemented into place with a grouting mixture.
- Retaining wall restoration and construction – In some cases, retaining walls may be damaged beyond repair. In these cases, a new retention wall may need to be constructed to ensure that soils are effectively held in place behind the wall.
If you have a failing retaining wall, you can confidently turn to the geotechnical specialists at Engineered Solutions. We offer all of these retention wall remediation methods and more to address failed retaining walls. We have an experienced design-build team that is capable of completing almost any retention wall project – no matter the size or difficulty.
If you have a failed retaining wall at your commercial property in Columbia, SC, and require assistance, contact the geotechnical experts at Engineered Solutions today for more information.