All Access Construction

Bay Area’s Premier Retaining wall and Hardscape Company

All Access Construction is a one-stop solution for all of your stamp concrete, retaining wall, pavers and landscape ideas. You live in Marin? We got you covered. You live in Oakland? We got you covered. You live in Concord? We got you covered. You live in Sacramento? We got you covered. We are a company that’s geared to travel the Bay area and Northern California to help you turn your landscape design into a outdoor resort. Picture it now, evenings enjoy in your beautiful back yard with a patio design to look like pavers, brick or even slate.

 

Building a retaining wall right the first time…..

When you start to consider on having a retaining wall built. The first question that comes up is cost?  If you want to save money you can consider doing it yourself. If you decide to do this, you should make sure that you can do so safely and properly. Improper installation can end up costing you a lot of money in the end. We pride ourselves on making sure your retaining wall is properly done the first time. We have over 25 years of combined experience on our team. Everything from digging the footing to adding the proper drainage behind the wall. We will see to it that it’s done right the first time. Anxious to see what we can do for you contact us at  510-701-4400 for a free estimate 

We can build retaining walls from different suppliers such as Mcnear ,Keystone, Pavestone, Belgard, Allen Block, Redi-Rock  or any other source you may think of.

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Waler Concrete Retaining Wall Forming System   We won’t bore you with all the technical jargon that structural engineer’s use. Just know the waler forming system is one of the many ways to form a concrete retaining wall the right way. This slide show will walk you through the process.   We start by drilling […]

Waler Concrete Retaining Wall Forming System

 

We won’t bore you with all the technical jargon that structural engineer’s use. Just know the waler forming system is one of the many ways to form a concrete retaining wall the right way.

This slide show will walk you through the process.

 

We start by drilling multiple  ¾ inch plywood  We drilled approximate 18 – 9/16 holes in ¾ inch plywood. (picture 1)

Once concrete footing is poured we snap a couple chalk lines to place our footing plates using 2*4 doug fir. This allows us to erect our plywood and prevents blow outs during the pour.. While plywood is going up its very important that the plywood is plumb and true. (Picture 2 & 3)

For walls over 6 feet and up we’ll place the plywood vertical. (Picture 4)

Once we get the back side erected. We start placing our snap ties, wedges, as well as 2*4. As you can see we use a lot of lumber during this process.

The snap ties helps hold the wall together while the wall is being pored.

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The wedges we use are made from high carbon strength and heat treated for added strength. (Pictures 5, 6 & 7)

One of our final things we do to help better secured the wall is installed form aligner braces with the 2 *4’s. This also helps align the retaining wall. (Picture 8 )

We repeat the process for the front side.

Check out the video to how to build a retaining wall.

Here is another retaining wall we built using the waler system

Who is All Access Construction?

From  concrete to retaining walls, irrigation system to pavers. All Access Construction is one of Bay Area and Northern California’s most well–respected concrete and retaining wall contractors. Why? Because we believe our work “Starts with commitment, deliver with quality, and finish with success. Make an appointment online or the old fashion way 510-701-4400. Finding us have never been easier. Go ahead play with your smartphone!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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