Retaining Wall and Fire Pit
Author: Stonecraft Masonry & Construction, Toronto, Jan 18 2009
A Retaining Wall is a structure that is planned and built to withstand lateral soil pressure or to keep soil materials in place. Earth filling, liquid pressure, sand, and other granular materials behind the retaining wall structure could all contribute to lateral pressure.
Retaining wall structures come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they’re utilized for a variety of purposes.
Retaining Wall – Types
Gravity Retaining Wall
Gravity Retaining walls are often large because they require a large amount of Gravity Load to counteract soil pressure.
Sliding, overturning, and bearing forces must all be considered while designing this type of retaining wall structure.
Gabion Retaining Wall
Gabion retaining walls are rectangular wire mesh boxes with several cells that are filled with rocks or other appropriate materials.
It’s used in the creation of Erosion-Control structures.
Crib Retaining Wall
They’re built out of interlocking individual boxes made of wood or Pre-Cast Concrete that fit together.
To produce a free-draining structure, the boxes are then filled with crushed stone or other coarse granular materials.
Cantilever Retaining Wall
The most frequent type of retaining wall is the cantilever retaining wall.
A cantilever retaining wall can be built on-site or prefabricated (Precast) offsite.
The heel is the part of the base slab beneath the backfill material, and the toe is the other part.
Pilled Retaining Wall
Piles are pushed to a depth that is sufficient to withstand the force attempting to push the wall over.
It is used in both temporary and permanent construction projects.
Piled walls have high stiffness retaining parts that can bear up to a lot of weight.
Why Fire Pit?
A Fire Pit is a fantastic addition to any backyard because you can get smaller models that will fit in any size space. You can even start one from scratch using some DIY ideas.
A fire pit can be utilized in the same way that a regular campfire can: whether you want to cook a barbecue, toast some marshmallows over an open fire, or simply have a warm and comforting source of light that allows you to spend your evenings and nights outside for a change.
People don’t normally invest in fire pits since they don’t need one, but those who do often realize the numerous benefits of owning one.
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