Dincel wall systems are a type of insulated concrete form (ICF) used for constructing walls in buildings. The benefits of using Dincel wall systems include:
- Are an efficient substitute for masonry block walls
- Strength and durability: Concrete walls reinforced with Dincel wall systems are strong and durable, able to withstand high winds, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.
- Quick and easy construction: Dincel wall systems are easy to install, which can save time and labor costs during construction.
- You can construct them while it’s raining (not like masonry blocks).
- There is no need to waterproof behind the retaining wall. Read more below to understand why.
- As there are no waterproofing requirements once constructed this means that you no longer need to over excavate behind the wall before pouring.
- Less excavation behind a wall means that you can work closer to boundary setbacks without fear of encroachment.
Dincel wall systems are made of foam insulation that is sandwiched between two layers of steel-reinforced concrete. In a retaining wall setting, the foam insulation provides an added layer of protection against water infiltration. The steel-reinforced concrete provides structural strength and durability, making it resistant to water infiltration. The system is designed to be completely watertight, and the steel reinforcements ensure that the wall maintains its structural integrity even when saturated with water.
Additionally, Dincel wall systems are filled with concrete and have a built-in drainage system, which allows any water that may seep through to drain away, reducing the risk of water damage. The drainage system also helps to reduce hydrostatic pressure, which can occur when water accumulates behind a retaining wall.
In summary, Dincel wall systems are designed to be resistant to water infiltration, and they do not require additional waterproofing in a retaining wall setting, making them an effective solution for retaining walls.