The Greystone Design Management Construction team was entrusted by the strata manager of Victoria Terrace, a condominium community in the City of White Rock, to address the structural challenges posed by deteriorating timber retaining walls. These walls, situated along the steep hill on the right side of the property, play a critical role not only for Victoria Terrace but also in maintaining the stability of neighboring properties.
In collaboration with a geotechnical engineer, our team identified encapsulation as the optimal solution. Our approach commenced with meticulous site preparation, involving the removal of excess vegetation and landscaping to facilitate the drilling of soil anchors. After precisely marking the designated areas, GDM Construction expertly installed the soil anchors, followed by the application of wire mesh and shotcrete to fortify the retaining walls.
The strategic location and purpose of the encapsulation allowed us to craft the shotcrete to mimic natural rock formations, seamlessly integrating with the landscape for an aesthetically pleasing result. This construction method presented numerous economic advantages. By reinforcing the existing wall rather than opting for demolition, we achieved cost savings, minimized site disturbance, and eliminated the need for extensive waste hauling. This not only demonstrates our commitment to effective solutions but also underscores the financial benefits for our clients.
If you have a deteriorating timber retaining wall or want to learn more about timber wall encapsulation, contact us today and one of our professionals will be able to assist you!