Recent Cumming Ga Retaining Wall Construction and the Tools Used

When constructing a residential or commercial retaining wall, there are many aspects that come into the mind of the designer. First, this wall has to be good looking and also add some beauty into the whole landscape. Also, these walls have to be durable and considerably strong in order to ensure of their long service life. This will also reduce the amount of maintenance and in the overall the cost is reduced.

Construction of residential retaining walls requires the usage of a number of accessories and tools that will make work easier and accurate. These accessories are also meant to achieve efficiency in the overall work done. Some of these accessories include:


This is a tool that is very efficient in the reinforcement of soils where shorter walls are to be constructed. Reinforcing the soil ensures that the wall while is to be constructed above will be more stable and strong too. This ensures that the wall does not collapse in case there is any impact or rather falls on its own. This was extremely important on this Cumming retaining wall project because the height of the all. A fallen wall much like the one was about to be on this job would require extra money for rebuilding and manpower as well. This fabric is quite affordable thus cost is not a challenge. Installation is also easy and simple. It is also readily available in the market in the form of roll sizes which are ready to be used.

Watch video below showing the Cumming wall in progress


Lifter – Heavy Equipment

This is a heavy equipment machine that makes work easier when lifting and placing units. This is done especially when the units are to be placed on the base course during the beginning of the construction. This tool has two prongs which are inserted into the holes of the units that are to be lifted. Lifting the handles of the lifter enables to secure it tightly to the unit which is to be placed. This makes it very easy to lift the unit, balance it and then place it accurately. This tool is available from Noxon Tools and can be obtained from them. In the photo above you see McCullough Landscaping using the Kabuto lifter they bought from Noxon Tools.

Concrete Adhesive

This component is designed to be used in joints where it is expected that there will be some structural movement. It is also ideal for use in the non-traffic bearing joints so as to make them stronger and able to resist impact. A single cartridge with this component is enough to be applied on an approximate linear length of 14 feet. This product is too available in the market in plenty. Grid This is a tool that is essential when one is constructing a wall that requires a geogrid in order to make the soil strong and stable too. This accessory is designed for durability and very long life of service. It contains woven polyester yarns which are coated using a polymeric coating. Retention walls which are constructed on grid reinforced soils can go up to the heights of about 50 feet.

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Using Heavy Equipment To Build Retaining Walls

In order to be sure that you are able to get the most out of your heavy equipment use, you will need to learn some safety measures. These safety measures will help you out exponentially, whether you own an entire fleet of front end loaders, or are simply renting a piece of equipment for a temporary project. No matter the issue, the following safety steps will help you out greatly. Safety is important with any type of construction when using heavy equipment, but especially when using it to build retaining walls.

One of the first steps that you should keep in mind when using your heavy equipment to build a retention wall is to make sure that you are providing great drainage and compaction for the wall. The reason for this is that you increase the odds of having an equipment mishap if your walls are not solid and sturdy. You need to use the equipment to Backhoe Heavy Equipmentyour advantage by digging drainage ditches  that will help your wall stand up to any pressure. When doing this, you can rest assured that your wall will be built solidly and soundly. A high quality, soundly built wall will last a lifetime and also assist in getting referrals.

Another tip to keep in mind is to make sure that all of your employees are always using their safety equipment when operating heavy machinery. This means strapping on a hard hat and using goggles, in addition to having thick rubber shoes on your feet. When your crew is safe, you can make sure that your entire project is going well and without any safety hazards. A crew that is well aware of their safety and their surroundings will also be better stewards of the equipment that they are using. Because of this, you should always make sure that all safety standards are enforced which will help you take your business to the next level.

Another great tip to keep in mind when it comes to using your equipment when building a retaining wall is that you need the best possible professionals to manage equipment. By having sub par contractors use the equipment, you will get sub par performance out of the machines. However, if you put the best and brightest to work on the machinery, you can guarantee that your retaining wall be built to the best of your ability and that it will have excellent drainage and compaction systems in place. This will make your dollar go much further with any project and will assure you are doing every job to the highest standards.

Follow these tips and use them as you set out to build the strongest and best retaining wall possible.

Enjoy the video below from the folks at Kubota:

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