Cantilever walls are commonly built to retain soil or similar earth material to ensure the structural integrity of a project site. There are several important factors that need to be considered when designing a retaining wall using a cantilever block system.

When calculating the pressures exerted at any point of the cantilever wall during the design process, its important to consider factors such as the height of the water table, the nature and type of soil, the subsoil water movements, type of wall being constructed, and the materials used in the construction of the wall, all of which can have an impact on the stability of the structure.

Failure to do so can result in problematic outcomes post-construction including the wall moving into a sloping position or exhibiting a curve on its surface, appearance of a crack, or collapse of the entire wall. Consulting with a professional such as a builder or an engineer on the correct methods of preparation and installation is recommended.

The cantilever block systems from Baines Masonry Blocks deliver the structural integrity required to secure a project while providing an aesthetically pleasing design to suit any style.

Baines Masonry provides a one-stop-shop solution for all retaining wall needs, with a range of supplementary SRW products including geofabrics and other soil containing solutions.

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