Retaining walls generally require regular maintenance to ensure their longevity and structural integrity for the life of the retaining wall.
Maintenance tasks may include
- Periodic inspection for signs of damage, such as cracks, bulges, or leaning in the wall itself.
- Cleaning out debris, vegetation, or sediment buildup that can affect drainage is also important.
- Checking for the proper functioning of any drainage systems, including weep holes, pipes, or outlets.
- Repair any damaged components promptly to prevent further deterioration.
- Depending on the wall material, occasional cleaning, sealing, or re-painting may be necessary to maintain the aesthetics and protect against weathering.
Regular maintenance practices, coupled with timely repairs, can help extend the lifespan of the retaining wall and minimise potential issues down the track.