Retaining Wall rebar grids are more detailed and intricate than regular house wall grids. Here again these walls do not have the luxury of something connected at the top so engineers spec a tight grid.
Because of the tight spec on the RW wall grid, setting the panels becomes more cumbersome. The connecting pieces that are used to space apart the wall panels sometimes conflict with the grid.
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Some retaining walls are smaller than others. None the less, they all still require a concrete pump to place the concrete. Agitation and consolidation of the concrete is important to the overall strength of the piece of work.
After the footing is stripped & cleaned, full height vertical rebar pieces are cut to length and tied on to the stubs coming out of the footing. Horizontal pieces of rebar are then tied to spec and secured.
Retaining Walls can also be decorative and curved. Sometimes the layout of the wall also provides strength. A wall with corners and / or turns and / or is curved is usually stronger than a long straight wall.
After the concrete is pumped, the wall braces are double checked and anchor bolts are placed in the wet concrete for the treated plates. Workers run string lines down the walls to check for straightness.
The forms for the walls are set around the existing grid of rebar. Piece by piece the men follow the line of the house until they tie in with the other side.
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After the inspections have passed for the wall, concrete is delivered. Here again the only way to get concrete in the wall is to pump. 99% of the walls can not be reached directly from a concrete truck.