Kingpost – Concrete Retaining Walls
Kingpost – Concrete Retaining Walls also known as “Berlin Walls” and “Soldier Piles”. The retaining wall system again has a huge range of both structural and non-structural applications.
The Kingpost retaining wall structure is formed by the vertical insertion of H beams in the ground; prestressed concrete panels are mounted between them. The use of prestressed rather than precast concrete panels results in a high strength/size ratio, ensuring that units can be lighted and thinner than precast alternatives.
The use of retaining wall systems on development sites has increased as developers have tried to make maximum use of available space or design in underground structures. KingPost is ideally suited to suburban development projects: the ease of handling and lack of large components requiring cranage makes the product easy to use on sites with limited space, whilst the high strength/size ratio and relatively small footprint is consistent with maximisation of a site’s developable area. There are however many other applications for this system, including in flood defence walls and traffic screening.