ReFORCE Ground Anchoring
Project location: Pillowell, Gloucestershire
Ground anchoring solution for a traditional stone retaining wall
The property featured a three metre high stone retaining wall which provided support to Corner Lane carriageway.
The stone wall had been showing signs of bulging and fracturing probably as a result of more frequent and heavier lorries accessing the small industrial estate the end of the lane. Rebuilding it would not only prevent traffic from reaching the houses and commercial units along the lane but would also destroy the garden below and affect the house at the foot of the wall.
Stress UK designed a strengthening system to amalgamate horizontal and vertical Helifix masonry reinforcement and GeoInnovations ReFORCE ground anchors. The rehabilitation of the wall was carried out over a ten day period without disrupting traffic, disturbing services in the road or destroying the garden.
The benefits of ReFORCE chemical grouting and ground anchoring
- Safe, rapid and economic installation
- Fully engineered solution for each contract
- Extremely low disturbance to property
- Fixed cost
- 12 year insurance backed guarantee
Helifix masonry reinforcements installed
Helifix masonry reinforcements were carefully installed to strengthen the stone wall
Horizontal and vertical strengthening
The wall required strengthening on both horizontal and vertical axes.
Approved Helifix installers
As approved Helifix installers we ensured the wall was strengthening carefully with the minimum visual impact.