• Retaining Wall Design

    Retaining Wall Design

    Protect adjoining structure from collapse

Retaining Wall Design

Retaining wall design is a structure that is designed to stabilize the lateral soil pressure in the slopes. There are several considerations to be made during design and construction of retaining wall. There are different types of retaining wall design like Gravity  wall, cantilevered  wall, sheet piling wall and Anchored wall etc.

The most important consideration in proper design and installation of retaining walls design is to recognize and counteract the tendency of the retained material to move down slope due to gravity. A retaining wall includes any wall constructed of brick, stone ,reinforced concrete ,concrete blocks ,wood ,timber ,logs or any other materials designed to retain any excavation. Retaining walls are designed to ensure stability against overturning, sliding, excessive pressure and water uplift.

Types of  Retaining wall design


  • Gravity:  Gravity walls depends on their mass like stone, concrete or heavy materials to resist pressure from behind and may have a good setback to improve stability by leaning back to the retained soil.
  • Cantilevered: Cantilevered Retaining walls are made from an internal steel of steel reinforced, cast in place concrete or mortared masonry. These walls load to large, structural footing, converting horizontal pressures from behind the wall to vertical pressure on the ground below.
  • Sheet Piling: Sheet Piling Retaining walls are usually used in soft soil and tight spaces .Sheet pile are made out of steel, vinyl or wood planks which are driven into ground .
  • Bored Pile: Bored Pile Retaining walls are built by assembling a sequence of bored piles, proceeded by excavating away the excess soil. The bored pile retaining wall may also include a series of earth anchors, reinforcing beams, soil improvements operations etc.
  • Anchored: An Anchored retaining wall design can be constructed in any of the aforementioned styles but also includes additional strength using cables or other stays anchored in the rock or soil behind it.


Importance of  retaining wall design


  • Retaining Walls hold back the earth.
  • Retaining Walls give you more usable land
  • Retaining wall keeps the ground from washing away
  • Retaining walls actually designed to prevent damage to your property by ‘retaining’ soil from sliding or falling away from your foundation.


Our retaining wall design engineers at Fusion Engineering provide satisfactory designs to our customers with the best structure to restrain soil to unnatural slopes. Experienced and licensed engineers prepare these retaining walls design as per customer’s requirements. After knowing the retaining wall product type, location, layout, and grading and soils information our experienced engineer prepare the final wall design.

Contact Fusion Engineering today on 1800 787 750  to speak to one of our qualified residential engineers about your project.

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