Fix Faulty Expansion Joints | New Zealand | Joint Systems Expansion Joints

As a custom solution provider, joint system the expansion joint division of retained earth, through years of product development and project experience, can deliver retrofit expansion joint products for the repair and replacement of defective joint seals and sometimes as a result, dangerous situations for your patrons and employees.

Through cyclic fatigue, it is inevitable that the seals positioned in walls and floors will deteriorate, albeit, some quicker than others.

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Capable of high traffic loads, this cover plate solution was installed into the concourse level of a stadium structure. Equally as suited for car parks and private access bridges. Ask about our non-slip solutions.

Through our proficient procurement and product selection, combined with an OEM/ outsourced hybrid system capability, your building and your project will be better serviced on the whole as we are able to combine the best technology and products, combined in order to create the best functioning solution for your seismic or movement joints.

 

Being an ‘install-capable’ company, coupled with our in-house design, manufacture and supply capacities, our expansion joint service encapsulates all aspects. We can take you through the whole process, step by step. This ensures a highly efficient supply chain and business delivery mode.

 

Contact retained earth for further information on how we can assist you.

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Expansion Joints and Seismic Compensators for Earthquake Affected Structures | New Zealand

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New Zealand is a highly seismic country with a long history of living with the constant presence of earthquake events. With the most recent event in Christchurch damaging a large amount of existing properties, some to a great extent, the National Building Codes have been adjusted to cater for new and improved regulations in order to further protect the public through the increased design and overall focus on seismicity.

retained earth are pleased to offer a vast array of product solutions relating to the protection from these earthquake events. With our product range including joint systems™ expansion joints and movement compensation systems such as reinforced and un-reinforced bearings, retained earth can design a suitable solution for both new build and retrofit/ remedial projects.

Contact us to help with your product or read more at https://retainedearth.com/seismic-systems/

Have a wall that is leaning forward? Repair Your Retaining Wall

Modes of failure vary when looking at repairing a retaining wall. Depending on the type of retaining wall, the approach to repair is best decided by either an experinced geotechnical engineer or an experienced retaining wall specialist.

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The beginning of failure. This retaining wall, although small, is not capable of retaining the soil behind. This is made worse by having to also hold up the fence above.

As most retaining walls in Auckland are made from timber, they are typically a cantilever system which utilises vertically-placed posts or sleepers to hold the retained embankment. There are mainly three types of failure with timber sleeper retaining walls; rotation, corrosion (rot and termite damage) and tree roots.

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Rotation, in this case due to tree roots, also affects concrete block retaining walls.

Following is a before and after repair job that we carried out. The original retainer, although built with treated pine, was termite ridden and rotten from moisture/ dampness. This was removed and replaced with a smooth, off form grey concrete sleeper wall which uses galvanised steel beams.

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The replacement retained earth sleeper wall also featured our heavy duty fence brackets to allow for rapid fence installation.

Contact retained earth for more details.

Need a Gabion or a Wire Wall? What is the difference?

SO what is the difference? Not much at all. The gabion was the basic idea that centuries of design and implementation has shaped into a highly effective engineering device used to stabilise grade separations in soft to poor soil conditions. The gabion units also perform exceedingly well in seismic areas due to their ability to deform without losing structure.

When used in optimal soil conditions, the benefits of the gabion are well-known. As with anything though, gravity wins and the gabion wall is limited in its height vs cost comparison. This is due to the requirement that the higher you go, the more earth you are retaining (the higher the load), and therefore, the thicker the gabion wall needs to be.

This is where the wire wall or steepened earth wall comes in.

By replacing gabion units that would be required to increase the density or thickness of the wall with extensible soil reinforcements, either steel or synthetic, one is able to build a ‘cohesive-block’ type soil wall, otherwise known as a mechanically stabilised earth wall or reinforced soil structure.

Contact retained earth for more on your wire wall or gabion wall requirements.

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