Last Updated Dec 13, 2010 · Written by Craig Gibson
With the move to high density living across most major urban centres, the pressure on homeowners to maximise the use they get from their properties has increased exponentially. This has led to more demand for excavation services that are able to work in these ever dwindling spaces, with bulk and detailed excavation from backyard clearouts, demolition, under house excavations, backyard levelling, under pinning and retaining wall creation just some of the services that require this range of services.
REMX specialise in range of excavation services, including tight access excavation. Working in small areas is termed tight access excavation and typically requires specialised equipment. This is normally achieved with the use of mini machines, rock breaking and demolition equipment; with rock and earth removal, land levelling and re-shaping of properties possible.
Retaining walls are a practical and/or aesthetic consideration on a property. The most likely properties or scenarios when a retaining wall is required include in:
• Sloped or uneven ground
• Wet climates where flooding and erosion are prevalent; and
• When a retaining wall can be used as a feature on a property
The primary benefits of retaining walls are therefore to:
• Prevent erosion
• Stabilise soil on a property
• Drain excess water – in wet areas; and
• Prevent water from leaving a property – in dry areas
Retaining walls can be specified in a number of materials, including:
These should be chosen with practicality and aesthetics in mind.