Buttress and Pilaster Walls

Buttress Retaining Walls

Buttress WallButtress walls provide extra support for a wall by transferring horizontal pressure into vertical pressure onto the footing below. Buttress walls can be buried under the earth or designed to be a decorative architectural design feature of the building.

Commercial Buttress Walls

Buttress walls allow the contractor to build higher and thinner walls that support the same pressure while using less concrete.

Large buttress wall Buttress wall Buttress wall with forms.

Pilasters

Commercial radius concrete project with pilasters.A pilaster is a projecting rectangle or half round column built into the face of the wall. Pilasters add additional strength to the wall while providing extra support for structural beams or trusses.

Pilasters can be combined with ornamental features or arches to provide additional strength as well as creative architectural designs.