Cantilever walls usually hold back large amounts of earth and are reinforced by a significant amount of steel. Basements are great examples of cantilever walls. This type of retaining wall consists of a universal thickness, attached to cantilever footings and tie beams. It’s designed to withstand a tremendous amount of sliding and pushing from the earth around it.
Cantilever walls are also used in landscaping. Using treated wood posts to construct a retaining wall or multi-level terraces can be very effective. Some people try to incorporate railroad ties for this purpose, but a cantilever wall or barrier is ideal for this function and goes with western landscaping.
Many different treatments can be incorporated by using this type of wall. From flower beds to medium verandas, wooden retainer walls can be aesthetically pleasing and an upgrade to the landscape. For professional installation of cantilever walls contact CalFinder to find a contractor in your area.
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