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How high can you build a Versawall?

How high can you build a Versawall?

The Versawall® system is a unique interlocking retaining wall perfect for constructing pure vertical DIY walls and planter boxes to 800mm in height or up to 1400mm with engineering and No Fines Concrete.

How much weight can a retaining wall hold?

Even small retaining walls have to contain enormous loads. A 4-foot-high, 15-foot-long wall could be holding back as much as 20 tons of saturated soil.

What is the easiest retaining wall to build?

What is the easiest retaining wall to build? Short walls under three feet high and constructed of concrete blocks or masonry blocks are the easiest type of wall for DIYers to build. They are ideal landscape solutions for a front yard or raised flower bed.

How deep should a footing be for a block wall?

Normally a foundation wall with seven rows of blocks will be 24 inches wide and 12 inches deep and should have a footing 30 inches below grade.

How deep should the footing be for a retaining wall?

The general rule of thumb is to bury about one-eighth of the height of the wall. For example, if your wall will be three feet (36 inches) tall, the first course of blocks should start five inches below soil level. The gravel base should start three inches below this.

Do I need drainage behind retaining wall?

Every retaining wall should include drainage stone behind the wall. Though it is a good idea to install a drainage pipe on all walls, there are certain situations where a perforated drain pipe is absolutely necessary.

How do I install versa-Lok units?

The first course of VERSA-LOK units should be embedded below grade approximately 1/10th of the exposed wall height. Excavate to lines and grades you’ve established for your wall, allowing for the leveling pad and unit embedment.

Why choose versawall commercial wall panels?

Versawall Commercial Wall Panel Systems CENTRIA’s commercial & industrial insulated metal panels deliver the industry’s best combination of aesthetics, performance, sustainability and value. They’re designed to provide an effective air and vapor barrier, delivering superior weather-resistance.

How do I install versa-Lok caps on a retaining wall?

After completing the top course of your wall, install VERSA-LOK caps, either with a slight overhang (recommended), set back or flush with the wall face. Use VERSA-LOK concrete adhesive to secure cap units to the wall. NOTE: Retaining walls taller than 4 feet typically require a design prepared by a qualified professional engineer (P.E.).