St Stevens Road, Bournemouth
The 65m dry stone wall was dismantled and the slope re-profiled. A geotextile and mesh were laid first, followed by the installation of 2 rows of anchors on 1m long steel soldiers, distributing load across the slope. The lower row of anchors incorporated active Plati-Drains running through weep holes constructed below each anchor to facilitate drainage from behind the wall.
The 17m retaining wall was supported with a row of anchors installed through a single core hole half way up the retained height. Sock anchors were recessed in the wall and the core holes were plugged to conceal all evidence of anchoring.
Anchor System: Platipus Anchor type S8 Cast Iron c/w 5m x stainless steel threaded rod, 150 x 75 PFC galvanized soldiers, coupler and load nut.
Bottom Row: used the same anchor specification including an active Plati-Drain®.