Terraforce’s rock-face blocks were specified for the Auas Hills Retirement Village in Windhoek, Namibia, to stabilise the exposed embankments as a result from excavation activities.
During the planning stages of the upmarket Auas Hills Retirement Village, situated in Auasblick, Windhoek, it became evident that earth-retaining measures were necessary in order to stabilise the exposed embankments as a result from excavation activities.
In addition to the walls inside the property, a river running alongside the retirement village needed erosion control retaining walls, in case of heavy water run-off during the rainy season.
Steffanuti Stocks, the main contractor on site, approached Namwall, a Windhoek-based, Namibian licensee for Terraforce, to provide a design for Terraforce block-retaining walls.
“We consulted with Terrasafe, Terraforce’s professional design service, and had a design ready in no time,” says Namwall’s Chris Schutte. “Most of the proposed rock-face block walls were pretty straightforward, with the higher ones requiring a double skin of L12 blocks for extra reinforcement. In total about 25 000 blocks were installed.”
The project was completed with Andre’s Landscaping adding the final touches to the walls.
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Caption: About 25 000 Terraforce blocks were installed at the Auas Hills Retirement Village in Windhoek, Namibia.