Dallas Texas Concrete
builds the footers or the foundations upon which stone or brick
retaining walls are built. This is done by trenching or
digging a support beam similar to that of a house foundation slab.
Usually there are steel rods coming out of the concrete support beam
that the builder of the wall will tie in to.
Another type of wall is a solid concrete wall, sometimes called
“wing walls”. This is done by using specialized forms with
interlocking steel clasps. The retaining walls are usually 1
ft thick and may be as high as 10 ft.
The picture is the
basement level of what is to be a 7,000 sq ft home that is
constructed of solid poured concrete walls. The poured concrete
walls are 10 ft high and 1 ft wide. The outside walls are the
“wing walls” that start at 10 ft and taper to about 4 ft high.
There are specific precautions to prevent water seepage and mold
including “French drains” along the outside-bottom of the basement
walls. These walls are all supported by steel reinforced
concrete piers that are 1 ft in diameter and 18 ft in depth.