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Old 01-30-2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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Best option for retaining wall

Hi guys!

I need help with my retaining walls, I need to decide what is the most cost effective way of retaining large banks.

I have sandy soils with very good drainage, but here in my subtropical climate, timber of any kind is not an option, my timber walls are totally rotten and full of mould, termites and bora, it's a mess.

I have one very large wall (50m long by 2m high) done with D-block concrete retainers and I must say I am very happy with them, they don't budge and after plants grow on them they aren't too ugly.

But now I need two more walls done, if I use D-block I will need 1200 of them which is expensive!! I was wondering if anyone has had experience with the Loffelstein block or interlocking block, is it a more cost-effective option?

Hope someone can help?


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Old 01-30-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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Might want to go back and add your location to your profile, might even get some tips on local places to buy them that way.


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Old 01-30-2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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I looked, can't see where to do that, but I'm on South Africa's east coast, hot and humid with high rainfall, sometimes floods, so I need to do this properly or my neighbours yard will end up in my kitchen

I have a few local places to choose from, just not sure which type of block to go for
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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Segmental retaining wall blocks like these:
Advice is free, Lessons begin at 75 bucks an hour.
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