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- Wide Range of Wall Options
- Cost-Effective Solutions
- 15kN/m2 Surcharge Capacity
- Concrete & Asphalt Floor Options
- Design & Installation Service Available
Suitable Precast Products
We have a range of precast products that can be used to create silage clamp retaining walls. The maximum height of your clamp will depend upon the crop being used. Generally, we find that the most cost-effective heights are up to 3m, however, we can provide precast walls of 4m high, which can be beneficial for larger clamps and Anaerobic Digestion plants.
Silage Clamp Design
When designing agricultural retaining walls for silage clamps, it is important to consider the surcharge that will be applied to the walls when compacting. Traditionally a 10kN/m² surcharge capacity was adequate. For larger farm clamps and Anaerobic Digestion facilities, we have specifically designed retaining walls that can achieve up to 15kN/m² surcharge capacity, if you will be rolling the silage with larger machines.
Our precast retaining walls can be used with reinforced concrete floors, as well as asphalt, giving you the option of using both floor types. 90° corner units are also available for our silage clamp walls, enabling you to construct multiple clamps with ease.
Precast Concrete Joint Sealing
Joints between the precast elements can be sealed, enabling these products to contain any liquid and leachate. Due to the aggressive nature of the liquid produced in silage clamps, we recommend SIKA TS Plus. This elastic sealant is resistant to liquid manure and is also suitable for sealing domestic sewage systems.
Precast Silage Clamp Retaining Walls
Prestressed Concrete Panels
A common precast product used for constructing silage clamp walls is prestressed concrete panels. The horizontal concrete panels are available in a range of thicknesses and are quick and easy to install to the steel columns. Alternatively, the panels can be installed into cradles and concrete foundations to form vertical cantilever walls.
Prestressed concrete panels for silage clamps are available in three thickness when being used as a retaining wall and have a tongue and groove profile;
There are three standard heights in the concrete wall panels range, however, the panels beds can be altered to cast a panel of any height from 500mm:
The lengths of concrete panels are manufactured to suit specific wall dimensions, up to 6m (20ft). The length and thickness of the prestressed panels will depend on the retained height of the crops being stored and the size of the machine being used.
L Shape Retaining Walls
If you prefer not to have exposed steel columns in your clamp walls, then an independent retaining wall system, such as the bolt-down or cast-in retaining wall is an excellent alternative. The bolt down walls are available in heights up to 3.75m, the cast-in walls up to 4.3m high for the heavy-duty version.
AGRI L, T & U Retaining Walls
Out AGRI range of high-quality precast retaining walls were designed for the needs of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas industries. The larger clamps required to keep up with energy production resulted in the need for larger, heavier plant required to successfully consolidate the crops.
The main USP of these units is the speed of installation. It is possible to install up to 100m of retaining wall in one day. Available in lengths of up to 5m, the vertical walls also reduce the time and cost of sealing the concrete joints.
AGRI retaining walls are available in a variety of heights from 1.39m to 4.22m and come in three profiles:
The different profiles can be used individually or combined to create vertical sidewalls and dividing walls for multiple clamps.
Precast Concrete Installation
In addition to the design and supply of precast retaining walls, we also offer a full construction and precast installation service. Our dedicated contracts team are capable of delivering complex retaining wall construction, our services include:
- Site Surveys
- Construction Drawings
- Precast Installation
- Joint Sealing
Please speak to the contracts team for more information or to request a quotation for any of the above products and services.
Design & Installation
We provide a full design, construction and precast concrete installation service for all of our products, enabling us to offer turnkey solutions.
Our dedicated team of structural engineers, groundworkers & precast installers have experience of delivering a wide range of construction projects and operate nationwide.