A gravity retaining wall is one designed and constructed to rely on its own weight to stand up.
Another of the techniques often employed by GSS on behalf of our clients, the walls are very cost effective and most often used in areas where there are no concerns with overall ground stability. One of the most common types of gravity walls is the crib wall, a simple and cost effective technique often used for highway cuttings and similar slopes. Crib walls are constructed from interlocking precast concrete components, filled with free draining material and earth backfill.
While the process appears deceptively simple, it is critical that the wall is designed and constructed properly to ensure its structural integrity and longevity.