Terraforce erosion control and landscaping solutions


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TERRAFORCE is a well-known and award-winning Cape Town-based company that offers interlocking concrete blocks (earth-retaining blocks) for environmental landscaping and concrete retaining walls. Most Terraforce Licensees use recycled concrete and clay bricks in the manufacture of Terraforce products.

The wide range of plantable retaining wall blocks is tailored to create environmentally friendly domestic or industrial installations and to support sustainable development in soil stabilisation. Walls can range from light gravity walls to geogrid reinforced earth-retaining or heavy gravity, double skin walls.

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Terraforce erosion control and landscaping solutions

  1. 1. 1 Concrete Solutions for Earth Retaining and Erosion Control ® Rainwater harvested into a waterway lined by Terraforce blocks Your living concrete wall
  2. 2. 2 What is Terraforce and what is it used for? TERRAFORCE is a well-known and award-winning company that offers hollow core, interlocking concrete blocks for “living” earth retaining walls: land reclamation erosion control sea shore protection river and stream erosion control garden landscaping cut slope stabilization noise and blast barriers and much more. Your living concrete wall
  3. 3. 3 Why use the Terraforce retaining wall system? ... Terraforce retaining blocks are incredibly versatile. Design options vary from creating a round face wall, rock face wall, fully planted wall, vertical wall, sloped wall or curved wall. TERRAFORCE blocks are all: Mortaless and fully interlocking; unique horizontal interlock Plantable and permeable – environmentally friendly Available in different colours and textures Easy to handle and transport Reversible for different finishes Your living concrete wall
  4. 4. 4 Above all, the walls are GREEN... ... Your living concrete wall
  5. 5. 5 The possibilities are endless: ... Your living concrete wall
  6. 6. 6 Load carrying walls must be designed by a qualified engineer TERRAFORCE Concrete Retaining Blocks (CRB) are factory made hollow units of uniform strength and dimensions. They have been substantially tested and analyzed under field and laboratory conditions and are manufactured under licensee by reputable manufacturers on five continents. Please note: When building composite walls of any significant height, it is of crucial importance to consult with an experienced engineer. International law is very strict on these matters, stating that a wall can be built to a height of 1.2m without consulting an engineer, yet any steeper and especially load carrying walls must be designed by a qualified engineer, EVEN if only 1.2m high. Your living concrete wall
  7. 7. 7 Products available: (CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL SUPPLIER) ... There are four Terraforce systems available: 1. The “L16” earth retaining and landscaping block 2. The 4x4 Multi Step block for stairs/seating/arenas 3. The Terrafix block for slope/embankment stabilisation 4. The Terracrete block for paving of channels/roads/parking Your living concrete wall
  8. 8. 8 Contact TERRAFORCE for more information: The products are produced on 4 continents: Send us your contact details and comments and we will get back to you as soon as possible – please fill in every field to make communication easier for all parties involved: Contact us Or, alternatively, find your closest supplier: Find your closest supplier Call Terraforce directly: +021 465 1907or email Karin: karin@terraforce.com or visit the web site: www.terraforce.com Your living concrete wall
  9. 9. 9 Palm Jumeirah, sea shore protection and stairways, 2 million blocks used: ... Plants are doing well in the harsh climate... Your living concrete wall
  10. 10. 10 Two interchanges in Dubai, without planting: ... Your living concrete wall
  11. 11. 11 Qatar, clover leaf interchange retaining wall with planting: ... Your living concrete wall
  12. 12. 12 What the experts say about Terraforce: Says Simon Knutton, owner and engineer at Knutton Consulting on specifying Terraforce L16 blocks and Terraforce 4×4 Multi Step blocks for 3 clover leaf interchanges in Qatar: “Due to the four loops at each interchange being different the Client requested that each interchange design be unique. The challenge was to be creative, functional (for maintenance), keep aesthetic appeal and to maintain the structural integrity required. This kind of variation could not have been achieved with the precast walls originally proposed. As a result, the walls showcase the remarkable design flexibility that is possible with a Terraforce block, by alternating between a flush, round or rock face finish, varied setbacks for a featuresque appearance, integrated steps and good plant cover.” Your living concrete wall
  13. 13. 13 The blocks have proven themselves for sea shore protection works ... This beach at time erodes right down to foundation level Your living concrete wall
  14. 14. 14 Sea shore erosion control: design example Your living concrete wall
  15. 15. 15 Beach side retaining walls and 4x4 Multi Steps at Durat Al Bahrain: Your living concrete wall
  16. 16. 16 Terracrete hard lawn pavers make excellent eco-surfaces: Your living concrete wall
  17. 17. 17 Current beach front project at the Ajman beachfront, Terraforce L16/4x4 Multi ... The project: large, composite retaining wall with features and seating Your living concrete wall
  18. 18. 18 Foundation is laid 1.3m under mean sea level, most of the wall will be below sand ... Your living concrete wall
  19. 19. 19 View from the top of the hotel, showing the contours of the Terraforce wall ... Your living concrete wall
  20. 20. 20 From the layer of ochre blocks, the wall will be visible, the rest is covered by beach Your living concrete wall
  21. 21. 21 Views of the site during various stages of construction: ... Your living concrete wall
  22. 22. 22 The start of step and seating level of the retaining wall above beach level ... Your living concrete wall