What are Retaining Walls?
A retaining wall is a structural feature that is destined provide support and to retain the soil behind it. It prevents soil from slowly eroding and collapsing suddenly. These walls are composed of a variety of materials, including reinforced concrete, timber logs, concrete blocks, brick, or stone.
Do I need a Structural Engineer for my Retaining Wall?
There are specific regulations for each state for the requirements for a structural engineer as follows:
- New South Wales: retaining walls over 600mm from ground level.
- Queensland: retaining wall over a metre in height requires the services of a structural engineer.
- Victoria: Structural engineer is required for a retaining wall over one metre in height.
- South Australia: A retaining wall must be less than one metre in height or requires the services of a structural engineer.
- Western Australia: retaining wall over 500mm in height requires a structural engineer.
The role of retaining walls is to predominantly retain a large amount of soil and dirt and must be able to withhold wet soil.
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