Q What is TimberGrid ?
A TimberGrid is a timber retaining wall solution which uses treated timber to form a crib structure to encapsulate stone,providing a cost effective simple "Gravity Wall"
Q What is a Gravity wall ?
A A Gravity Wall is a retaining wall that relies largely on its mass to resist unwanted earth movements.
Q What is TimberGrid manufactured from ?
A Radiata or Yellow Pine. soft wood, that is plantation grown from a renewable forest.
Q What is the design life ?
A In excess of 60 years. All components are treated with High Concentration Copper Azole preservative solution.
Q What can it be filled with ?
A Stone, Crushed concrete, recycled bricks.
Q Why is it built leaning ?
A This helps prevent overturning, and less soil wedge behind the wall produces less pressure.
Q Can it be built vertically ?
Q Does it need a foundation ?
A Yes - (see cross sections) - The trench is built and filled with a stiff mix concrete. An angle of 1:4 is on top to form the 'batter' or 'lean back'.
Q How are the headers connected to the foundation ?
A They are tamped into the concrete.
Q Can the wall be planted ?
A Yes, special grow bags can be inserted into the wall during the building process.
Q Can fencing be put on top of the wall ?
A Yes, we have various standard details available. Email email@example.com
Q Can the color of TimberGrid be changed ?
A Yes, all the timbergrid components can be stained if desired.
Q Will TimberGrid design & build a TimberGrid wall for me ?
A Yes , please contact us with the details Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q Can TimberGrid supply product for me to build myself ?
A Yes, please contact us for details Email email@example.com
Q Does TimberGrid allow drainage through the wall to relieve Hydrostatic Pressure Build up ?
A Yes, the infill and backfill stone are graded to allow good drainage.
Q Can TimberGrid accommodate applied loads in the form of slope surchargesand,for example, Car Parks or Heavy Goods Vehicle loading ?
A Yes, TimberGrid can be designed ( using standard components), to accommodate various loads, please contact us for details.
Q Can I build a stairway within the wall ?
A Yes, see the picture below. We have developed a range of steps through walls and as here parallel to them, please contact us for details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org