Building Concrete Fences with Grade Changes

Concrete Fence retaining soil

Fence Retaining Soil

The AB Fence system can be designed to accommodate grade differences on either side of the fence. Designing the lower portion to retain the soil and providing the benefits of the fence above can be completed with one system. The AB Fence system is used as a veneer facing to a geogrid reinforced soil mass complete with proper grading and water management.

Each course of the concrete fence that is involved in retaining soil should be constructed as a bond beam with horizontal steel and vertical stirrups. It is recommended that the entire fence be completely installed to the design height before backfilling and compacting the retained soil.