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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

12/2012 – Wastewater facility gets facelift

Cut slope retaining at Wastewater Treatment Works Installer: Decorton Retaining System In 2009, The City of Cape Town initiated a project to rehabilitate three anaerobic digesters by constructing a regional sludge handling facility at the Cape Flats Wastewater Treatment Works. … Continue reading

3/2012 – Retaining walls should look good

Simple, yet good design Concrete retaining walls do not have to look dull. A reputable walling contractor should be able to supply a design, or one endorsed by an engineer, for a concrete aesthetics retaining wall that is pleasing to look … Continue reading