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.Here is a list of approved contractors in (South Africa Only): Terraforce approved installers
That is why, for larger and more complex walls, we recommend using an experienced retaining wall installer, someone who is familiar with Terraforce blocks. Because no matter how great the design and planning, execution is just as important in producing a long lasting and attractive retaining wall.
After recently visiting Dubai and conducting a series of site visits, we can highly recommend Sinan Awad, Al Aamal Construction as recommended Terraforce installer. Below we showcase two recent projects by Al Aamal Construction that impressed us with their impeccable finishes.
Contact Sinan for Terraforce installations in the UAE +971 56 354 2831 or email [email protected]
Celebrating Corners, Blue Waters Island, Dubai
These retaining walls, at the Blue Waters Island conference facility, were needed to solve differences in building levels and consist of a series of Terraforce L16 rock face block walls with several sharp corners.
Initially the client, Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company, was hesitant about how the blocks would work, but after seeing the first walls installed, became very happy with the versatility of the system, and how it solved many problems for them on site.
Says Sinan Awad, Al Aamal: “the blocks were installed using steel dowels embedded in the foundations, after which they were filled with concrete. The cutting of the blocks to accommodate sharp and right-angle corners in the wall design was a challenge, but the result was amazing, and everybody loved it!”
In total 5300 Terraforce L16 blocks, manufactured by Consent LLC, were installed to date, with soft landscaping to be implemented at a later stage. The client has requested more Terraforce walls at other areas on site, based on the quality of the installation by Al Aamal Construction.
Client: MeraasEngineer: LMS
Main Contractor: Multiplex
Sub-Contractor: Al Aamal Construction
Perfect Pedestrian Ramp, DSO Park
This building site, located at DSO (Dubai Silicon Oasis), Lake Park, needed a pedestrian ramp and vertical boundary wall to connect an upper parking level with a new community park venue, lower down. The resulting cut and fill slopes where retained using Terraforce L16 blocks, manufactured locally by Consent LLC.
The blocks were specified by Proscape, who had used the product at DSO previously. Says Awad: “We used precast foundations, 600 mm wide and 150 mm deep. For the vertical walls we placed steel rebar every 900 mm and concrete filled the blocks, as well as horizontal steel bars – by cutting grooves into the blocks – in the second last row for extra stability.
The other walls were placed on a similar foundation, with geogrid every second layer and the first 4 block rows concrete filled. Work completed January 2018 and in total 5000 L16 Terraforce blocks were used.”
Client: DSOArchitect: Khatib and Alami
Main Contractor: Proscape
Sub-contractor: Al Aamal Construction LLC