Retaining Wall Drainage Pipe

Water is obviously the major cause of retaining wall failures. The combination of the ground sloping toward the wall, no drainage stone behind the wall, and no clear weep holes or drainage outlets can lead to many different failures, but here at Capiphon you can find premium retaining wall drainage pipes and other excellent products you will not find anywhere else. Depending on the height of the wall, the pressure that builds up behind the wall due to water sitting behind the stones may cause a blowout. By installing and adapting our retaining wall drainage pipe, you can completely forget about this issue.

Every retaining wall should include drainage stone behind the wall. But the most suitable solution to prevent this kind of issue is to install a retaining wall drainage pipe which is considered absolutely necessary. Below are 3 scenarios that require a retaining wall drainage pipe in order to prevent future issues:

  • If there are poor draining soils such as clay behind the wall, there needs to be drainage incorporated into the wall system. Clay when wet is very weak, so it is essential to provide a way for water to escape from behind the wall.
  • Walls that have buried water sources within 50-ft of the wall site, such as irrigation, water main, or a hose line, requires a drainage system
  • When groundwater is present. This can be a little more difficult to detect. If the area is wet when you excavate for your wall, or you notice water collects near your proposed wall location even in dry conditions, this is a good indicator of groundwater.

The best decision to make is to install a retaining wall drainage pipe and forget about any imminent problems that may appear in the future due to water accumulation. Speak to us today if you want any kind of specific data regarding our retaining wall drainage pipes and any other similar solutions you need.

Contact Capiphon

Unit 3/7 Suffolk Street, Capel Sound,
3940, Victoria, Australia

0413 032 379