East London Structural Engineers for retaining walls
If you have sloping walls around your property, which are being unused, building retaining walls are an excellent option for creating new useable space. Turn this area into a new seating or landscaping area, without the worry of collapse from the pressure of retained water or earth behind the wall. A poorly designed and calculated retaining wall would temporarily look fit for purpose but could be catastrophic if it collapsed. By appointing East London Structural Engineers, we will design a solution that will stand the test of time.
What do structural engineers need to consider when building a retaining wall?
There are seven factors to consider when designing a retaining wall:
type of wall
design or on-site placement
cant or batter
anchors or “deadmen”
Don’t worry if you don’t know what this all means, these terms come as second nature to our structural engineers. In a nutshell, our structural consultants need to consider the force from the weight of the earth and/or water behind it, which will likely change with weather conditions. Proper drainage must also be added to relieve the pressure of wet earth that is retained by the wall. The construction must be fit for its size and function.
Professional structural engineering company in Dagenham, East London
A reputable structural engineering firm such as East London Structural Engineers in Dagenham can help you create terraces in your garden that would otherwise be impractical on sloping ground. Building retaining walls will add value to your property, as you would have created more usable space for the property.
RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPANY
Professional structural engineers for retaining walls
If you would like to create a more attractive home, even on challenging ground, call our structural engineers in Dagenham on 020 8088 3834, or fill out our contact form.
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