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Terraforce Design Guide 2022
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TERRAFORCE is a well-known and award-winning Cape Town-based company that offers interlocking concrete blocks (retaining wall blocks) for environmentally friendly earth retaining walls and erosion control. Member of the Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) and a Level Four BBBEE Contributor.
Terraforce pioneered the hollow, reversible interlocking retaining wall system that is unmatched in its versatility, both in application and elevation. Suitable for commercial and residential precast block walls, small or large.
The wide range of plantable interlocking retaining wall blocks is tailored to create environmentally friendly domestic or industrial installations and to support sustainable development in soil stabilisation. The block retaining walls can range from light gravity concrete retaining walls, to geogrid reinforced earth-retaining or heavy gravity, double skin retaining walls.
Terraforce stackable, no-mortar retaining wall blocks adhere to local and international standards having undergone extensive laboratory testing – based on SANS 207, BS 8006 and ASTM-D6916-18 – by professional accreditation agencies over the last 4 decades. In addition, licensed manufacturers must adhere to strict minimum specification and regular compressive strength tests as set out by Terraforce Head office, ensuring that the end user is supplied a quality product.
Maxiwall Pro upgrade:
We are happy to announce that Maxiwall Pro now includes important upgrades to ensure our users continue to optimize their workflow and remain in compliance with the most recent Design Standards.
Please note, this is not a turnkey solution, it is essential to familiarise yourself with the step by step “how to” offered by the following tutorials: www.ctiware.com/tutorials
DESIGN TABLE CREATOR
If you need quick calculations for the initial stages of your site, please consult our Design table creator for single skin Terraforce interlocking retaining walls. Use this interactive excel sheet to work out the design values – number of blocks, wall height and recommended set back – for most Terraforce mortarless block wall construction
Download the Excel Design Sheet here:
Once the Excel Sheet has downloaded, toggle to the sheet called Terraforce Table Creator Rev1 at the bottom of the Excel sheet, double click on the highlighted cell “L12”, enter your block size and press enter.
https://www.terraforce.com/instruction_guides/TERRAFORCE TABLE CREATOR
Check with your local licensed manufacturer which blocks he can supply.Possible block sizes include: S10/L13/L18/L22/L11/L12/L15/L15IT/L16/L20/Lite
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- Refer to Product dimensions for dimensional details.
- Refer to Planning alternatives for shear key details.
- Refer to Setback charts for setback of retaining wall.
>> Free design software, Maxiwall Pro
>> Become licensee for Terraforce concrete wall blocks
>> Terraforce recommended installers in South Africa
>> Winners: CMA Awards over the years
>> Download technical documents & case studies
>> Frequently asked questions: Terraforce Q&A
Please note: Most Terraforce Licensees use recycled concrete and clay bricks in the manufacture of Terraforce stackable retaining blocks.
Also note: Terraforce suppliers stock their own selection/sizes of Terraforce precast concrete blocks, this means the full range of products IS NOT sold at every outlet.
Watch: beautiful Terraforce retaining block wall installations all over the world!