Category Archives: Heavy Retaining

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4/2017 – Getting a good grip with CRB walls At Puma

In 2015, JSE-listed Equities Property, signed a R155-million contract to develop 2.3 ha of its 5.4 ha land in Contermanskloof, Cape Town, to house a new A-Grade distribution centre and head office for apparel brand Puma Sports Distributors. Read more … Continue reading

10/2016 – Terraforce walls free up space for Military Parade Grounds

Earlier this year, construction started on new military parade grounds in Manzini, initiated by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, Swaziland Government. As Terraforce walls construction proceeded on an ablution block at the foot of the grounds, it became … Continue reading

9/2016 – Green and functional hard landscaping

Three concrete retaining block walls have been built at the Silverstar Casino entertainment complex in Krugersdorp using CMA member, Terraforce’s L11 blocks. The landscaping blocks were supplied by Terraforce licensee and CMA member, ReMaCon Products cc, and the walls were … Continue reading

3/2016 – Highest Terraforce retaining wall in South Africa

In 2007, BRW Projects completed the then-highest Terraforce CRB (Concrete Retaining Block) wall in South Africa at Brettenwood Estate, Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal.

12/2015 – Satisfied customers in Perth, Australia

Nothing makes us happier than feedback from satisfied customers, especially when we receive photos and installation descriptions with it. Recently two Terraforce block users contacted us with images of their retaining wall projects, and the results are remarkable!

11/2015 – Growing in size with Terraforce

When an independant Swazi egg producer experienced rapid business growth, he found himself in need of additional chicken sheds and consequently, a cost-effective retaining wall solution.

9/2015 – Saving space in a tight spot

Building on a steep slope is always tricky, but even more so if you have to consider other property boundaries and where space is very limited. The greatest drawback is that if you want usable flat areas, much of the … Continue reading

6/2015 – Doubling-up for stronger retaining walls

When retaining walls are planned in confined spaces, for example when a retaining wall has to be built close to an excavated earth face or between buildings and a road, the design needs to be adapted by doubling-up and combining … Continue reading

5/2015 – Gorgeous green walls at Diemersfontein

Early in 2013, Dassenberg Retaining Systems was appointed to install plant supportive retaining walls, hard lawn pavers and conventional paving stones at the new Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate near Wellington in the Western Cape. André Look, Architect and Etienne … Continue reading

3/2015 – Unique Terraforce green wall design

Green wall innovation at a new children’s hospital in Dubai. Combining construction with the healing process: The Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, an initiative of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, … Continue reading

14/2014 – A safe transition into the New Year 2015!

To end this year, we would like to wish our customers, and especially our licensees and installers, a peaceful festive season and a safe transition into the New Year 2015!. It has been a productive and successful year for most … Continue reading

11/2014 – Cleaning up after the short-cut brigade

“Failure” of a retaining wall does not always mean total collapse, but rather implies signs of impending instability and the possibility of future failure. Total collapses, where the wall overturns, slides, topples, or otherwise causes a massive letting loose of … Continue reading

10/2014 – 35 years of going green, going clean!

Terraforce turned 35 this year, and we wish to thank you, our clients and of course our licensees for joining us on this journey of building remarkable (some big, some small) retaining walls. The future looks very encouraging and we … Continue reading

8/2013 – No space for a slope?

Developers and Architects are often faced with the challenge of restricted or even no space at steep or small building sites. This is when retaining walls with the smallest possible footprint on plan have to be designed to make it … Continue reading

7/2013 – Retaining walls in small spaces

No Space? No problem! In dense residential areas, space for any landscaping and gardening is limited and a challenge for any developer who nevertheless wants to create a “green” ambiance to the environment. A sloping piece of land with different … Continue reading

3/2013 – Outdoor entertainment: retaining wall with function

Retaining wall with varied form and function Don’t let the steep slope in your backyard get in the way of your landscaping dreams. A concrete retaining wall with function can bring character and function to any landscape. If you’re looking … Continue reading

2/2013 – Local retaining wall system takes on “impossible” job

Heavy duty retaining at its best Cape Recommended Terraforce Local retaining wall system installer, Decorton Retaining Systems, recently found themselves in the position of being the only contractor willing to undertake the installation of a particularly complicated and steep (9m … Continue reading

14/2012 – Basic guide: installing a Terraforce wall

Step by step photographic illustration NB: When building composite walls of any significant height, it is important to consult an experienced engineer. The law is very strict, with the NHBRC requirement stating that a wall can be built to a … Continue reading

9/2012 – Introducing the Décor Wall Block

Backyard extension and refurbishing: new concrete block A new concrete retaining block was tested for the first time on this site located on the R44 to Klapmuts, next to the N1 in the Western Cape. The site was earmarked by the … Continue reading

7/2012 – How to go about terracing a steep slope

Flawlessly terracing a steep slope Brief installation guidelines: When building composite walls of any significant height, it is of crucial importance to consult with an experienced engineer. The law is very strict on these matters, with the NHBRC requirement stating … Continue reading