Project preparation and placement
Our Project Preparation department is on hand to offer additional support for big projects. They then visit the building site in advance and coordinate all details with the site construction manager. This includes where the project will start, what delivery sequence we should follow and what preparations are needed beforehand. They use this information to devise a delivery plan to guarantee sound and safe retaining wall delivery.
We discuss the delivery preparation (view the one-minute video) with our customer to ensure smooth and satisfactory wall placement on site. Our team gives clear instructions for this. For example, the unloading point must be accessible and easy for transport to drive on. Sound preparation of the substrate is important for correct wall placement and project progress.
Planning & Logistics
The Planning & Logistics department takes care of all outgoing transport so that our retaining walls reach our customers in the most efficient way possible. The team also makes delivery arrangements, instructs and supervises drivers and monitors stocks and delivery times. We work with regular and experienced drivers to place our retaining walls.
- Directly from the truck
- Yourself using a suitable clamp
- Via telescopic crane and a hydraulic vacuum clamp
Our retaining walls do not include hoisting elements as standard. On request, we can include these when pouring the retaining walls. We work with regular carriers who provide the delivery trailers. We also work with regular and experienced placement drivers who place the walls from their own mobile crane. The placement driver is your point of contact during delivery and oversees the entire delivery and acceptance up to the last delivery trailer. He holds a valid VCA (SCC) and hoisting certificate. One hour’s placement time is included as standard.
Placement directly from the truck
Placement directly from the truck is the most advantageous as it avoids additional unloading and storage operations and guarantees faster placement. Sound preparation of the substrate is important for correct wall placement, as is the presence of an additional qualified staff member to assist our driver on site. It is important that the unloading site is readily accessible along paved roads and is easily passable for a six-axle truck with a maximum total weight of 50 tonnes and a maximum axle load of 12 tonnes per axle. There must also be sufficient space to extend the mobile crane’s outriggers. This placement method is not suitable for deep placement of retaining walls.
Placement using a clamp
You can place the retaining walls yourself using a clamp. For example, if the site is inaccessible for our truck, or the client wishes to carry out the placement themselves for other reasons. Our retaining walls do not include hoisting elements as standard. You can hire a suitable mechanical or hydraulic clamp, depending on the type and weight of the retaining wall that you wish to place. This clamp is easy to attach to a crane, shovel or dredger. It is important that the maximum liftable weight of the clamp and crane matches the weight of the retaining wall. The retaining wall weight is stated on the retaining wall sticker. Responsibility for suitable placement equipment and safety during execution lies with the client. Any damage incurred during placement is at your own expense.
Placement via telescopic crane and hydraulic vacuum clamp
We transport walls higher than 3 metres sideways because of their size. On site, we use our specially designed hydraulic vacuum clamp and/or a mobile crane to tilt the retaining walls. The hydraulic vacuum clamp enables tilting to take place during the placement operation, which again saves construction time. For safety reasons, professional hoisting assistance is always available on site to operate the clamp during such placement. Assistance is only provided if we can place our walls on a sub-structure that has already been properly prepared by the client. The assistants work under the direction of the general foreman and the building rules that apply on site.
Our latest projects
5,600 m3 of forage storage for circular livestock farm in the Black Forest
The Hammer family started constructing a completely new farm on the outskirts of Egenhausen, in the German state of Baden-Württemberg in 2018. This laid the foundation for a truly future-proof farm. They chose 6 Bosch Beton silage clamps for their roughage storage.
Retaining walls form the basis for a new Danish recycling plant
Construction company NCC Danmark A/S used a huge number of retaining wall elements to construct a large and modern recycling plant in Helsingør, Denmark.
Silage clamp campaign winner reinvests in extra silage clamp
The Wesselingh family decided to reinvest the money they won in another silage clamp.
German bull farmer a Bosch Beton customer for over 12 years
Henrik Krone’s bull farm in Merzen-Westeroden is family-owned and has a long history. The Krone family has been a Bosch Beton customer for over 12 years now and in 2022 again opted for new Bosch Beton silage clamps to significantly increase their roughage storage.
Sustainable noise barriers on the A16 and N3
The ballast for these noise barriers is comprised of specially constructed retaining walls. Bosch Beton engineered a unique precast structure to enable Heijmans to realise this project.
Cement-free retaining walls for solar park Branderwal
Solar park Branderwal is one of the first customers in the Netherlands to use an entirely cement-free retaining wall solution.
Goat farmer invests in six new silage clamps
This farm opted to construct six Bosch Beton silage clamps to provide their goats with good-quality feed throughout the year.
Retaining walls create unique floor in villa
An architect used Bosch Beton retaining walls to create a unique construction solution for a basement floor, with daylight from two sides.
Retaining wall specials for ‘De Jonkvrouw’ in Geldrop
For the new ‘De Jonkvrouw’ apartment complex in Geldrop, we supplied special L-tile walls to accommodate height differences.
Retaining walls ensure safety at VU Amsterdam loading dock
The Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam is a lot safer with the arrival of the new loading dock realised with retaining walls.