Retaining Wall System Stands The Test
- Written by Concrete News
Streamlining construction and enabling developers to reclaim valuable real estate, Strata Systems notes, Sleeve-It is a code-compliant system for building fence-ready retaining walls. The pre-engineered solution for integrating fencing into retaining walls uses traditional cantilever technology for anchoring perimeter fences and guards to mortarless block structures.
The Sleeve-It System comprises an extended family of products offering steel-reinforced fence-post integration for commercial, residential and site amenity applications. Besides simplifying fence-post integration, product developers affirm, the patent-pending technology reduces designer liability, as well as costs associated with compliance, since it meets all code requirements for fences and guards prescribed by 2006 International Building Code Section 1013.1 and 1013.2, as well as Section 1607.7.1.
A minimum 42-in. railing near the open sides of elevated walking surfaces exceeding 30 inches in height is required by 2006 IBC Section 1013.1 and 1013.2; and, Section 1607.7.1 stipulates that handrail assemblies and guards shall be designed to resist either a 200-lb. concentrated load or a 50-plf load, application dependent. The load must be safely transferred through fencing or guard-system supports into the structure [foundation]. Most U.S. municipalities have adopted these building codes as their own. Û www.geogrid.com