Rycan Retaining and Earthworks services the Brisbane Western Suburbs and Ipswich regions providing QBCC Licenced building of retaining walls and garden edging. We take care of it all; design, structural integrity, excavation and materials.
There’s no doubt that Retaining Walls and Garden Edging looks amazing! Built with the right material by a knowledgeable and QBCC licenced professional it can also last decades despite being subjected to the elements day in, day out.
There are many things that need to go into building a retaining wall before the first shovel of dirt is even moved. Rycan Retaining and Earthworks take care of it all; design, structural integrity, excavation and materials.
Rycan has carried out excavation and minor building works for domestic and commercial clients throughout the Brisbane and Ipswich regions for over a decade. We are well versed in local council laws and requirements and will be able to advise you on what solution is best for you and your situation. Call Rycan Retaining and Earthworks for a free consultation and quote.
Basic Retaining Wall Laws
Knowing Your Rights and Responsibilities
Retaining walls are not classed as fences under the Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Act 2011. Retaining walls are built to support built up or excavated earth. They are normally not a matter of joint responsibility for neighbours as they are usually benefit one neighbour more than the other.
The person responsible for maintaining the retaining wall is the person who benefits from it. It is common for just one owner to be responsible, but often it is a shared benefit therefore a shared responsibility. Contributions may not always be 50/50.
A boundary survey will assist in locating the structure and also the correct position for replacing it.
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Timber Retaining Walls
Timber is often the preferred material for landscaping purposes. Retaining walls in particular contribute significantly
to the surroundings when constructed from timber. The natural appeal and versatility of timber is ideal for
Although Concrete and stone are the longest lasting retaining wall materials, lasting 40 years or more, the price you pay may not be within everyone’s budget. A timber retaining wall, if made from the correct type of timber, is definitely the next best option with an average lifespan of 20 years.
Timber retaining walls can be built with timber posts, or galvanised steel posts, which will guarantee that your posts will be rot and termite resistant.
Rycan Retaining and Earthworks works with its customers and local suppliers to provide a custom quality service every time. Our workmanship guarantee relies heavily on the fact that we source our timber from only the best and most trusted timber mills and merchants within South East Queensland.
Concrete Sleeper Retaining Walls
Concrete Sleeper retaining walls offer a long lasting durable alternative, that won’t split or warp. These factors are especially relevant in this scenario as retaining walls are exposed to soil and moisture for their entire lifespan and are paramount in preventing erosion.
Rycan Maintenance works with its customers and local suppliers to provide a custom quality service every time. We never work with cheap imported materials and will only ever offer our customers the best locally manufactured materials suitable to their needs and budget.
All our concrete sleepers are reinforced with two N12 Reo steel bars for superior strength and engineered and designed for durability. So much so that our supplier offers a 50 year manufacturers warranty.
In addition to their strength and long lasting ability, concrete sleepers come in a range of colours and profiles to perfectly suit the Queensland lifestyle aesthetic.
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Sandstone & Bush Rock Retaining Walls
Whether you require an architecturally designed sandstone or bush retaining wall or simply need a sandstone boulder wall built quickly on your property - the Rycan Retaining and Earthworks team can cater to your needs.
Sandstone and bush rock retaining walls are what is known as gravity walls, generally requiring little to no concrete footings.
Sandstone in particular comes in different grades, so if you are not going to see your wall we can get a cheaper product, but if it’s a high quality finish you are after then A-grade sandstone is available. Sandstone retaining walls come in a variety of natural sandstone colours and due to their cut sides they show off the natural tones and layers.
Using our excavation machinery, Rycan Retaining and Earthworks can build very large retaining walls in a very short amount of time and can create big level areas quickly using this method. These retaining walls can be built when we have good access for machines up to about 3m wide.
Sloped blocks can be made level by cutting and filling the soil, and if necessary Rycan can supply large amounts of fill at competitive prices.
Rock retaining walls are a natural option which suit most styles of houses / landscaping and can be softened by planting integrating plants in and around these walls.
Sandstone and rock boulder retaining walls are definitely the most cost-effective long-term solution when considering all materials available on the market today. Sourced from local quarries within our beautiful state of Queensland sandstone and bush rock come in many shapes and sizes; is rot and termite resistant and best of all has an infinite structural life expectancy.