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Sydney Rock Wall Builders

Sydney Rock Wall Builders

    When you hire Sydney rock wall builders, know that there are processes involved in the completion of the project. The process is not exactly the same if you would build a normal concrete wall.

    The processes involved are:

    • Excavation and earthmoving
    • Getting the rock supplies
    • Building the wall

    Today, we at Australian Construction will explain what goes on behind the scenes.

    Excavation and earthmoving 

    Excavation is not as simple as digging. There are many things involved in it. For one, the contractor has to check the soil quality, and also determine where the bedrock is. Building a wall requires a foundation, and the same principle applies to building a rock wall.

    As such, there are several types of equipment that a contractor must have. Here are some examples:

    • Grabber – this is a big piece of machinery that has a claw, and it is mainly used to uproot trees in an area. If your land requires clearing, expect to see this machine. Even if you do not have large trees. The grabber is still required for as long as there is vegetation that has to be removed.
    • Hammers and hydraulic drills – these are not hand-held drills, but the big ones that you typically see if there are public works in your area. We use this to drill in the soil, especially so if it is rocky. We need to break down the rocks into smaller pieces before we proceed with digging. After that, we can start working on the foundation of the rock wall.
    • Trenchers – depending on the type of rock wall, we may need a trencher. This is a large machine that digs a lane. It is a lot more efficient than having several people dig at the same time.

    There are more types of equipment involved in building a rock wall—they are all imperative to make the excavation and soil exploration efficient and effective.

    Getting the rock supplies

    Where do you get the rocks?

    In ancient times, people built rock walls because they had an adequate supply of rocks after clearing a parcel of land. Today, rocks are quarried. The contractor must have contacts as far as rocks are concerned. This way, you no longer have to worry about where to get your rock supplies.  

    Rocks are also difficult to transport. They are heavy, and you need heavy machinery to get them from the quarry site to yours. We at Australian Construction have the expertise to get this done. We know multiple rock suppliers. We can find a supplier near you, and this is going to bring down the cost of rock transport.

    If you have a rock wall project, make sure you look for a contractor that can supply and transport the rocks, not just someone who will build the wall for you.

    Also, transporting rocks require a special permit from the government; you cannot just put a 10-ton payload in a dump truck and start moving it around. As contractors, we will take care of this problem. We are licensed and we will deal with what the government requires.

    Building the wall

    The last process involved in building a rock wall is the rock wall itself. It all starts with digging the soil and then building the foundation.

    The most common approach is to dig a trench that is at least a foot deep. The width of the trench is about half the height of the wall. This process is just a general one; the actual depth and width of the trench and foundation depend on your project.

    Next, the builders have to organize the stones by size. The engineer or lead builder has to determine which stones and rocks go to which part of the wall. This is crucial, as big rocks must stay at the bottom to give the rocks on top better support.

    The wall base must have gravel. This has to be flat and level. From there, the first course of rocks is laid. As rocks are added, concrete may be used. Some projects use concrete, and some use mud.

    After laying the rocks, the builders have to backfill the excavation. This has to be done to make sure that the underlying foundation has support on the sides. Backfilling must also be one right. The soil has to be compacted, and a compacting machine is needed to do this.

    Finally, the builders can start with landscaping. If you need grass around the area of the wall, the builders have to add a new layer of soil around it. The soil has to be six inches deep to ensure that the grass’ roots have something to hold on to.

    How should you choose Sydney rock wall builders? 

    The first thing you have to look for when choosing a contractor is a license. A licensed contractor has received permission from the government to operate. They have a liability, and they will not compromise their work.

    A licensed contractor is also likely to be bonded and insured. A bond is a contract where the contractor will not get his money if he did not finish the job. Insurance protects you and the contractor against liabilities if something happened.

    Choose a contractor that has a positive reputation. You can speak with your family and friends and ask if they know someone who can do this. You can also check online and go to forums and groups to get recommendations.  

    Summary: Sydney Rock Wall Builders

    Give us a call at Australian Construction if your project involves a rock wall. We have over 15 years of experience in the industry. We do not just specialize in rock walls, but all facets of the construction industry.

    Here are some examples of what we do:

    • Wall rendering
    • Trenching
    • Earthworks
    • Demolition
    • Plumbing

      If you give us a call now, one of our engineers will speak with you. We may also schedule an ocular inspection so we can see your project site. From there, we can discuss what you need and we will give you a price quote.