Uses of Precast Concrete Retaining Walls

There aren’t many construction projects that wouldn’t benefit from the use of precast concrete retaining walls. Durable, flexible and versatile, they are a cost-effective way to achieve final results of which you can be proud. And on which you can rely.


Salt Barns

Using precast concrete wall panels to build the main structure and then covering with stretched canvas or a steel-framed roof is a popular approach to building salt barns. Because there are no exposed fixings or steels, precast retaining walls are perfect for the job, as they stand up strong against the corrosive nature of salt.


Waste and Recycling

To build generous areas that can cope with a wide variety of waste products, precast retaining walls are often used to create the perimeter walls. Precast concrete structures are great for the manoeuvrability of machinery – they can stand up against bumps and knocks far better than many other constructions. We usually advocate the use of concrete Lego blocks or freestanding walls to create temporary dividing walls in waste and recycling centres.


Storage Bays

Storage bays can be created quickly and efficiently by using our range of precast concrete retaining walls. Offering total versatility in terms of height, permanence and budget, our precast concrete products can be custom-picked and adapted to suit every project.


Grain Stores

Storing grain properly can have a huge impact on the long-term viability of a farming business. If the grain is neglected or stored in an inappropriate environment, it can quickly spoil and cost the business in losses. We can help you build grain stores that keep your grain dry, aerated and store it at the optimum temperatures. We can build structures of up to 6 metres high (possibly more if the project demands it) with watertight finishes for the ideal storage environment.


Types of Precast Concrete Retaining Walls


Our precast concrete walls come in four types:

  • Bolt down – these are really quick to install and are extremely stable. They are bolted to an existing concrete foundation slab, making them the perfect choice when you’re not working with a framework.
  • Cast-in – our cast-in walls are L-shaped and made with a reinforcement bar to the base, allowing them to be cast into a concrete floor slab on the site, leaving no protruding toe.
  • Heavy duty – these retaining walls are built to cope with excessive loads and additional surcharges. They tend to be a more cost-effective option than building a specific wall on site for higher specification jobs.
  • Freestanding – the totally adaptable option, our freestanding walls are often used to build grain stores, and recycling centres to name a few. They’re manufactured with recesses for forklifting.

Whatever your project, get in touch with JP Concrete to discuss how uses of precast concrete retaining walls can be incorporated to make it a resounding success!