Platipus percussion driven mechanical anchors are a unique, modern and versatile device that can be rapidly deployed in most displaceable ground conditions.
A dry-stone retaining wall, up to 2.5m in height and built in the 1960’s, was showing signs of bulging and failing. A Platipus Anchoring Solution, an alternative to completely demolishing and rebuilding a new retaining structure, was chosen as the preferred option delivering a cost-effective and efficient solution.
To stabilize the existing retaining wall, Platipus S8 Anchor Systems were driven up to 2m from the wall face and load locked up to a 15kN Working Loads. A highly durable Double Twist PVC coated galvanized mesh was placed and anchored to the existing wall face. Design life requirement for the remedial works was 40 years.
With initial on-site support and training from Cirtex Australia, the contractor installed and tested all 95no Platipus Anchor Systems over a period of 7 working days.
The Platipus anchoring systems were chosen and deployed for the following main features & benefits: