Subsidence & Insurance Repairs

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are used in a variety of scenarios and many retaining structures are not as robust as they should be. Although these often perform satisfactorily for many years, inadequate walls can suddenly fail. This could be due to an increase in loading at the top of the wall, excavation undermining the base of the wall or a build-up of water pressure behind the retaining structure. Failure of the retaining structure often takes place quickly with the total collapse of the wall and the retained soil.

Shire investigate collapsed retaining walls in domestic property, gardens, river banks, commercial properties and along transport routes. Depending on the cause, remedial schemes include conventional retaining structures, gabion walls, sheet piling and soil nails/anchors.