Brisbane Retaining Walls

The Brisbane retaining walls business owners can count on for optimum protection and reliability

Decades of planning and building commercial retaining walls in Brisbane

At Ground Stabilisation Systems, we are a team of highly skilled commercial retaining wall builders with years of experience in providing cost-effective solutions to clients in Brisbane. We bring many skills and expertise to the table, ensuring we deliver the best possible results.

Our approach involves conducting a detailed analysis of the geology of your site, identifying inherent pressures and potential issues, and using proven techniques such as gravity walls, shotcrete, block walls and to deliver long-term solutions that provide peace of mind.

Don’t let retaining wall problems stress you out any longer. Contact us at Ground Stabilisation Systems today, and let us find the best solution for your needs.

Working with us

We take pride in designing and constructing commercial retaining wall solutions built to stand the test of time. Our commitment to quality and durability has earned us a reputation as a reliable provider of long-lasting solutions for professional businesses, councils, and governments across the east coast of Australia.

Whether you need concrete retaining walls for commercial development or a government project, we have the expertise and experience to deliver a solution that meets your unique requirements. We use the latest materials and construction techniques to ensure our walls are strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.


Geological analysis

With our team of skilled ground stabilisation experts, we have the knowledge and experience to thoroughly assess the geology of your area and identify any potential dangers or pressures on your retaining system. This allows us to develop safe, strong solutions that require minimal maintenance over the years.

We take a meticulous approach to our assessments and use only the most reliable and effective techniques to provide a solution that meets your needs.

Environmental and risk assessment

At Ground Stabilisation Systems, we understand that safety is paramount in any construction project. That’s why our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to ensuring minimal risk for your construction team and ensuring that the final retaining wall product meets or exceeds all safety requirements.

We approach the project with close attention to detail, assessing your site and identifying any specific challenges the area poses. From draining of the slope, soil type, and usage, we account for every detail to ensure that our solutions are safe and effective in meeting your unique needs.

How we can help

If you’re searching for a team with the necessary experience and expertise to assess your retaining wall plans, contact the team at Ground Stabilisation Systems. We understand the importance of getting the job done right first, and our team of skilled professionals is here to provide you with the best retaining wall services in Brisbane.

Our years of experience and in-depth knowledge of building commercial retaining walls give us the tools and expertise to accurately assess your retaining wall plans and identify potential issues. We offer a free consultation to help you better understand your project’s scope and provide you with an estimate for our services.


Brisbane’s retaining wall specialists

We are proud to be one of Australia’s most trusted geotechnical engineering and environmental solutions providers. With over 20 years of experience serving clients in Australia, North America, and the Asia Pacific region, we have developed the expertise and knowledge needed to tackle any project, big or small.

Our comprehensive range of services includes difficult access solutions, excavation, rock bolting, erosion control, and more. Our company holds ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001 certifications, reflecting our commitment to quality, environmental responsibility, and occupational health and safety.

Our team has constructed numerous commercial retaining walls in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, delivering exceptional results for our clients. If you’re in need of a retaining wall solution that you can trust, contact us for a free quote. Let us show you why we are the preferred choice for geotechnical, civil construction and environmental solutions in Australia.

20 years (& counting) of knowledge & expertise

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Working with us

Ground Stabilisation Systems offers efficient and effective services to get the job done right. Whether you need erosion control, retaining wall systems, soil stabilisation, or ground anchoring, our team has the expertise to provide the right solution for your needs.

We understand the importance of delivering timely and cost-effective solutions, so we use the latest technology and proven techniques to ensure your project is completed to the highest standard. Our team of experts is highly trained and experienced in providing tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of each project.

Our track record speaks for itself, as we have helped countless businesses and councils complete their projects to the highest standard. We are committed to providing exceptional services that exceed your expectations, and we will work closely with you to ensure that your project is completed on time and within budget.


What types of retaining walls are there?
Retaining walls can be constructed using various materials, resulting in different types of walls. The four most commonly used commercial retaining walls are gravity walls, gabion, shotcrete/concrete walls, reinforced soil, and segmental block walls. Each type has its own unique advantages and disadvantages, so it’s essential to consider the purpose of the wall and your budget before selecting the right retaining wall type.

Gravity walls are popular for their strength and durability, constructed using many materials. Gabion walls, on the other hand, use wire mesh baskets filled with rocks or other materials and are more affordable and aesthetically pleasing. Reinforced soil walls are constructed using layers of soil and geosynthetic reinforcement, providing a more natural look. In contrast, segmental block walls use precast concrete blocks that are easy to install and come in various designs.

How long will a retaining wall last?
The durability and longevity of a retaining wall depend on various factors, including the material used, the wall’s size, its location, and the quality of construction. Typically, the lifespan of a retaining wall can be estimated based on these factors.

For instance, timber retaining walls can last up to 20 years if properly maintained, but they may require more frequent maintenance than other types of walls. Concrete and masonry walls are more durable and can last up to 50 years or more, depending on their construction quality and the environmental conditions they are exposed to.

Which industries do you work with?
We offer a range of commercial retaining wall solutions catering to various industries’ needs and purposes. Our services are designed to meet the unique requirements of our clients, including:

  • Local councils
  • Government departments
  • Civil construction
  • Mining.

Our experienced team of retaining wall builders has the expertise and skills needed to create tailored wall systems that serve multiple purposes, including preventing soil erosion, providing structural support, and more.

Do I need a permit to build a retaining wall in Queensland?
Retaining walls need building approval unless they meet all the following criteria:

  • Less than 1.0 metre high
  • Further than 1.5 metres from a building or another retaining wall
  • Only support the soil behind the wall, nothing above
  • Combined wall and fence height are less than 2.0 metres
  • Not built over a service (sewer or stormwater)
  • Meets structural requirements
  • Not in an easement or covenant area
  • Meets earlier development conditions
  • Not in a waterfront setback area.

It is recommended to check with your local council or a professional contractor with experience in retaining wall construction to determine your project’s specific permits and requirements. Failing to obtain the necessary permits can result in fines or other legal penalties, so it’s important to ensure that all necessary permits are obtained before starting any retaining wall construction.

How high does a retaining wall need to be engineered in Queensland?
The height at which a retaining wall needs to be engineered in Queensland can vary depending on a range of factors, like ground conditions, soil type, slope, and the specific location of the wall. Retaining walls greater than 1m in height will likely require engineering and certification from a structural engineer to ensure they are safe and stable.
What materials do you use?
We offer a wide range of retaining wall materials to choose from, including timber, stone, concrete blocks, concrete sleeper retaining walls, and shotcrete. Our team uses only the highest quality materials, ensuring that the results are reliable and long-lasting.

Managment Systems

At GSS, we pride ourselves on our certified management systems, as supported by the standards and awards we have achieved. Our focus is on delivering the highest quality ground engineering services for every project we undertake. To achieve this, safety and efficiency are at the forefront of all operations that GSS are involved in.

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