4/2011 – Terraforce noisebarrier for prestigious Franschhoek hotel

4 meter high earth berm that provides extra privacy

Terraforce retaining walls came out tops in prestigious five-star guest village of L’ermitage, set within the secure grounds of the well-known Franschhoek Estate. Situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Winelands, this prestigious development, brainchild of property developer Dawie du Preez, in collaboration with design consultant Lydia Uys, was winner of the Best Development in…

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1/2021 – Retaining wall excellence in Spain with Terraforce

The completed project is pleasing to the eye, and the additional coping blocks, the fencing along the top, as well as the large rock strip lining the base

Impeccable Terraforce rock face walls in Spain! When in mid-2020 Terraforce received the final images of a newly completed Terraforce earth retaining wall at the Salamanca Hospital, Salamanca, Spain, we were immediately struck by the technical excellence on display. Having followed the installation process step by step, this outstanding outcome is not surprising. Skilled contractors…

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10/2023 – Turning a steep slope into a functional asset with Terraforce! 

The completed terraced and undulating round face Terraforce® retaining wall

This terraced and undulating round face Terraforce® retaining wall was installed by LFC Construction, to replace a collapsed wall on an estate in Herolds Bay, Garden Route, South Africa. The initial wall had been poorly installed by the previous builder, with no water management system, no drainage pipes and very poor compaction. To avoid disappointments,…

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8/2023 – Mixed pattern Terraforce® wall design, for planting of a steep wall!

With slopes of up to 12m high which included soft rock outcrop, creating a “soft” interface required the use of an undulating retaining system – Terraforce – combining access, planting and stormwater management.

May 2022, KCE Consulting Engineers planned a Terraforce wall design that allows successful interfacing with the environment, by creating space for vegetation in the near vertical terraces and “shelves” with plant pockets constructed by turning the L12 blocks round face outwards at regular intervals. Installed by Terraforce Recommended Contractor, Decorton Retaining Systems.

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7/2023 – Terraforce supplies large scale retaining wall project in India.

The Terraforce retaining wall system was chosen for several reasons

Terraforce in India Terraforce®, a longstanding (CMA) Concrete Manufacturer Association member, supplied over 110 000 L12 blocks for the construction of retaining walls on both sides of Terminal Boulevard, a newly constructed 10-lane thoroughfare which feeds directly into India’s Kempegowda International Airport at Bengaluru.

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11/2020 – Levelling the way for Shoprite Checkers

Most of the blocks were filled with concrete and reinforced with steel rebar

Levelling the way for Shoprite Checkers Concrete block retaining walls are often used to stabilise the slopes built during the construction of level platforms for new commercial or residential developments, such as for the new Shoprite Checkers on Drakenstein Road, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. This site is nestled on gently sloping land between the…

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5/2020 – Taking a school sports field to new heights

Taking a school sports field to new heights with Terraforce

Fill slope stabilisation with Terraforce In June 2019, St Cyprian’s school in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, ZA, received the great news that they had the go ahead to upgrade the Upper Orange field into an international standard hockey field.

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2/2020 – From faulty to fabulous with Terraforce!

A new curved feature that hides a bulky section of the previous retaining wall

Replacing a failing retaining wall with Terraforce When the owner of a home on the slopes of Table Mountain in South Africa noticed her existing retaining wall was dangerously leaning over with partial collapses in places, she turned to her trusted builder Zane Samuels, Zane Samuels Construction, for help.

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4/2019 – Effective space saving with CRB blocks

The steep walls are precisely installed with superbly constructed corners

Flat face finish with sharp corners 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 must be designed to make it all possible.

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11/2018 – 12m High Terraforce Wall with Specialist Geotechnical Engineering

Steep Terraforce rock face wall Bakoven, Cape Town

Steep slope? No problem with Terraforce Limited space and precipitous slopes called for some specialist geotechnical engineering in the construction of some of the concrete block wall structures in Bakoven on Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard. The walls were built to retain a steep granite embankment which was cut to create a building platform for the…

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