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. Installed by Terraforce Recommended Installer, Dassenberg Retaining Systems.
A solid foundation. After 39 years of providing concrete earth retaining and erosion control solutions, Terraforce blocks are a recognized and trusted brand amongst many industry experts in South Africa and abroad. To arrive at this juncture required significant – … Continue reading
At Terraforce, we cannot stress enough the importance of a correctly installed Terraforce retaining wall: an improperly built retaining wall may bulge, crack or lean, creating an eyesore and a headache for you.
Going forward with integrity and passion! As we approach our 40th year in business, we at Terraforce look back on a solid track record, while being acutely aware of the need to provide dependable, sustainable and lasting solutions. Not only … Continue reading
While the most critical contributor to the success of any segmental retaining wall (SRW) will always remain detailed planning and competent workmanship, planting will transform a functional structure into an eco-friendly environment that can create a dazzling display of colour, … Continue reading
Welcome to 2018 and hoping that all of you had a peaceful festive season! Looking back on the past twelve months, we are very happy with the quality and scope of projects completed – our best of 2017. Some amazing … Continue reading
Is it just functional, or good to look at too? Sustainable development or building practices should surely be on the mind of any architect, engineer and developer about to tackle a new project, always consider tomorrow.
Terraforce operates on five continents (find your closest supplier) through a growing Terraforce family number of licensees. They have recognized and chosen Terraforce as an earth retaining system that offers design choices, unequaled by others. In return for a modest … Continue reading
Step by step TERRAFORCE rock face retaining wall: Terraforce rock face retaining wall in picturesque Cornwall, on a plot in the town of Rock, a holiday resort across the Camel Estuary from the fishing port of Padstow. Installed by Ross … Continue reading
When considering retaining wall options, it pays off to consider the many Terraforce wall design choices available. Cutting corners at this stage will lead to a disappointing result.
May this year, Elgin Rust, our in-house media producer, travelled to Dubai to visit Consent, Terraforce’s licensee in the United Arab Emirates. Consent is proud to be part of the Terraforce community since 2005 and have since been involved in … Continue reading
Few people realise that concrete is the most used man-made material in the world, with three tons used annually for each man, woman and child. Twice as much concrete is used around the world than the total of all other … Continue reading
Every now and then, Terraforce earth retaining and permeable paving products are used for an unusual purpose, like this Terracrete creative wall designed by artist Dirk Bahmann in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Strauss Groep (Strauss Group) is a multidisciplinary construction group with a labour force of approximately 450 employees. Over the past 48 years this one-man enterprise has grown into a group of companies (IT5 Siviel, Poort Beton and Strauss Meganies). They … Continue reading
Opposite the Service Dining Rooms, on the land which slopes from Fruit and Veg City in Canterbury Street, a “Memory Terrace” built of hollow bricks, filled with compost, soil and beautiful flowers commemorates the lives of street people who have … Continue reading
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
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
Reusable elements in concrete design, a vital component of sustainability In a recent article in Concrete Beton, Bryan Perrie, MD of the Concrete Institute, pointed out that more attention should be paid to re-use and recycling of building materials at … Continue reading
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
“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