Landscape elevation can be tricky, with building contractors having to identify the best location for roads and structures around difficult areas where steep slopes define the flow of the land. One of the most effective ways around this problem is to erect a concrete retaining wall to keep sloped areas from interfering with levelled-out areas where strong foundations will be laid for roads or other building structures. These retaining walls are a common sight on mountain roads in South Africa, keeping the soil from collapsing onto the roads and causing interference or damage. Using interlock blocks to build such a retaining wall gives you the ability to adapt the shape of the wall to fit the landscape, creating a customised structure that will not only suit the landscape like a glove, but also improve the integrity and strength to contain earth pressures. Let us have a look at some of the effective ways to build concrete retaining walls using interlock blocks.
When travelling on steep mountain passes, chances are that you will encounter a retaining wall along the way. These walls are usually made up of a structure of concrete blocks stacked on each other to create a clear separation between two soil levels, with the bottom level usually being the flattened piece of soil that supports the road. Even though these retaining walls are a common sight on mountain passes, they can also be used to create wider open spaces for laying bigger foundations for building structures in areas where slopes and undulations abound. When it comes to finding the ideal concrete blocks for these retaining walls, MVA Bricks offers a couple of solutions to our customers that will not only be aesthetically pleasing once complete, but also very strength, while saving you valuable time.
Concrete kerbs are commonly used to line the sides of roads in urban and residential areas for a clear separation between the pavements and the roads. These concrete kerbs vary in shape and size, depending on the specific requirements as an outline for specific sidewalks. As a good example, you could use mountable kerbs where the pavement offers parking space, and regular barrier kerbs where the pavement is covered in grass or gardens. If you are looking for a supplier that offers various shapes and sizes to choose from, MVA Bricks is where you will find them. Let us have a closer look at the inventory.