Retaining Walls




Retaining wall construction Cairns and Tablelands

Retaining Walls

Block and Timber ] Bit of everything ] [ Erosion control ]

Job Description: After years of erosion, the rear boundary of this clients property was literally in mid air, and they wanted a level back yard with a rear fence. Future erosion control was the issue. To achieve this, TLC had to first remove all vegetation from the existing slope, then place in excess of 60 tonnes of fill to bring the rear boundary back to yard level. By placing gabions across the slope, and filling with stone, this enabled us to provide drainage to the bottom drainage pipes, which is especially difficult when dealing with a backward angle this great and a slope this high. This then facilitated a solid work platform to work on, when laying plastic membrane and steel framework. Finally, concrete with an oxide mixed in, so as to blend in more with the surroundings instead of the harsh grey-white of normal concrete, was sprayed into place over the steel. The sides were trowelled into natural gutters, but the majority was left in the sprayed state, again to blend into the surrounds as much as possible. After all this, TLC was able to build the clients rear boundary fence.

Removing the vegetation

The placing of fill was carried out
from both top and bottom.

Gabions in place being filled with stone

Plastic with steel framework

Spraying begins

The clients decided to keep this tree




Last spray run


Need Retaining Walls in Cairns or the Tablelands?

TLC Group Pty Ltd (TLC) are builders based in far north Queensland in Cairns.

TLC specialises in retaining wall construction and embankment erosion prevention. We can provide high standard cost-effective solutions.

We build retaining walls in standard concrete block (rendered or plain), display block, boulder, stone, timber or sprayed concrete. The product used can either blend into the background scenery to be unobtrusive, or stand out to become a feature of your property. Similarly, we solve any erosion problems you may have. As we also specialise in earthworks, we can handle your project from start to finish. From design, to shire approvals (if required) through earthworks and footings, construction, drainage all the way through to re-vegetation.

If you need a retaining wall or have a potential erosion problem in Cairns or the Tablelands or anywhere else in north Queensland, don't hesitate to give TLC a call to discuss possible solutions.

Don't YOU deserve a little TLC?



Gregg Hales T/as TLC -  Don't YOU deserve a little TLC? 
Specialist in small jobs - assistance for owner builders
Concreting - Exposed, Decorative or Plain - Refurbishment/Restoration/Cleaning of Pools and Decks
Decks, Patios, Paving, Retaining Walls, Pool Fencing, Landscaping and general earthworks

Cairns, Tablelands, Far North Queensland

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