Permeable Concrete Retaining Wall | CornerStone 100
Permeable Concrete also known as no fines concrete was developed as an alternative to standard Concrete Masonry Units (CMU) and geogrid reinforced retaining walls. With No-fines permeable concrete the retaining wall blocks and concrete become one porous mass eliminating the need for costly rebar and geogrids which can demand a lot of excavation and backfilling.
The No-Fines concrete by itself is a permeable concrete that is made by removing the fine aggregates in concrete. Removing the fines adds significant voids within the concrete giving it a permeable structure.
No-fines concrete can reduces the amount of excavation by nearly 30%
⦁ Less excavation required by contractor saving time and money
⦁ No compaction or testing for backfilling the retaining wall
⦁ Eliminating the drainage layer
⦁ Your retaining wall acts as one mass
⦁ The whole wall will be permeable never allowing water to settle into the backfill
⦁ Increase your property as it is the most valuable investment
⦁ The concrete is light weight
⦁ No geogrids required
⦁ Base requirements for permeable concrete wall are approximately 40% wall height Vs. Geogrid at 60% of the wall height
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