Gabion walls

diggerjones

diggerjones

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Anyone used the tobermore blocks for retaining walls. The customer fancys these. At least hes off the gabion idea😁
 
Antony Holmes

Antony Holmes

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Anyone used the tobermore blocks for retaining walls. The customer fancys these. At least hes off the gabion idea😁
did you show him the allan block the guys are brand new to deal with
 
GazCro

GazCro

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There's about 10ms at 1.6m.
The rest 1.2m.
It's says concrete footing or compacted type 1. Any thoughts?
It'll depend how you plan to actually build the wall. There's two ways with the hollow block types (i assume they are faced hollow blocks) either build on an angle stepping each course back which i think can be off type 1 or if you want plumb it'll likely be conc found rebar up hollows and fill with conc. Conc will be easier than type1 to get flat for first course either way and would be best
 
diggerjones

diggerjones

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It'll depend how you plan to actually build the wall. There's two ways with the hollow block types (i assume they are faced hollow blocks) either build on an angle stepping each course back which i think can be off type 1 or if you want plumb it'll likely be conc found rebar up hollows and fill with conc. Conc will be easier than type1 to get flat for first course either way and would be best
The ground is pure sand at the footing. Access is not good at the moment, lots of mud. So want to push compact stone would be better
 
GazCro

GazCro

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The ground is pure sand at the footing. Access is not good at the moment, lots of mud. So want to push compact stone would be better
The thing is if you use stone and can't get first course bang on every following course will be off or even get worse
 
Antony Holmes

Antony Holmes

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if you go on to the allen block web site you can even down load an app to design your wall tell you where to put your geogrid the amount of blocks ect
it is a bit of work to put the info in if you are interested even got video's on that youtube to teach you how to do it
 
diggerjones

diggerjones

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if you go on to the allen block web site you can even down load an app to design your wall tell you where to put your geogrid the amount of blocks ect
it is a bit of work to put the info in if you are interested even got video's on that youtube to teach you how to do it
That might work. Customer has a cad system so likes that stuff
 
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