Retaining walls are designed in compliance with the requirements of the works as well as transportation convenience and installation at least costs are taken into consideration. “M-Konstruktor” retaining wall steel moulds meet all the requirements enabling the production of retaining wall elements on or near the construction site.
Reinforcement shape and size and concrete brand requirements depend on the purpose of the construction site. For example, heavy-weight concrete brands are used for retaining walls of 1,2-1,8 m for holding fill material, while for the construction of hydro-technical utilities concrete that is appropriate in an environment with aggressive severity of exposure to reinforced concrete constructions is used.
The steel mould is placed on a tilting table and is treated with a special composition which prevents concrete from sticking. The reinforcement is laid. Concrete mixture is poured into the mould. The concrete mixture is consolidated by vibration of a tilting table and tremblers, which are provided with special platforms.
When concrete gets its stripping strength, the locks are opened and upper parts of the mould are removed. As a matter of convenience mould skirtings are tipped over. The final product is taken out.
Reinforced concrete retaining walls are large heavy products. To produce retaining walls of adequate quality the steel moulds must have strength reserve, smooth surface and be easy to use.
“M-Konstruktor” has all the necessary resources to fulfil its liability when carrying out most large-scale projects. Our plant designs and produces steel moulds of highest quality for all types of reinforced retaining walls:
- bin-type (with or without a bottom);
- cantilever built in sections.