Voelas Road and Webb Lane - Lyttelton - retaining wall repairs - Completion
- Retaining wall repairs
- Voelas Road and Webb Lane, Lyttelton
Works are complete!
In early February, work began on Voelas Road to repair two earthquake damaged retaining walls.
It wasn't long until the team discovered this was another retaining wall rebuild that wasn't going to be so straight-forward. One of the main challenges the team faced was the ground conditions.
The fill behind the pre-1900s red rock wall was too unstable to be left unsupported. The solution involved stabilising the ground with porous concrete which allows ground water to escape without eroding the existing bank. This allowed the wall to be constructed without any slips occurring.
Thank you for your patience Lyttelton!
Voelas Road Pre-construction
The pre-1900s red rock retaining wall supported by braces and concrete bags due to damage sustained in the earthquakes:
Voelas Road Construction
The porous concrete constructed to stabilise the slope whilst the retaining wall was built:
Voelas Road Complete
Need more information?
- Call Fulton Hogan on:
- 0800 277 34 34 (8.30am–5.00pm Monday–Friday)
- Email Fulton Hogan:
- [email protected]
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