Available Now: The Application of Leca® LWA within Retaining Walls
Available Now: The Application of Leca® Lightweight Fill within Retaining Walls
In 2023, we will be producing Geotechnical guides, providing an overview for engineers and developers on the use of Leca® Lightweight Aggregate (LWA) within key engineering disciplines.
In our inaugural edition, we are focusing on the use of Leca® LWA within retaining wall design - this includes key case studies around the UK from large scale projects to domestic application.
When used against retaining walls, Leca® LWA will reduce the weight acting on the rear of the structure by at least 75%, in comparison to traditional fill materials.This reduction in weight can avoid potential sliding, overturning, slip and tilting or bearing failures and enables savings by increasing spacing between buttressing walls and reducing structural dimensions. The bulk weight of the wall can also be reduced and more cost efficient, attractive materials can be used in place of costly, unattractive structural concrete.
To learn more, download the our PDF guide through the link below.