CASTEC

 

Helcon - Castec 

Castec is a unique machine that excavates and casts, in reinforced concrete, shoring walls in one operation.  This new Castec machine is the only one of its kind in the world and is specifically designed for the use in Basement walls, Retaining walls and Foundation walls. 

Sub-terraneously, the machine vertically excavates and pours concrete to create a 300mm thick wall to a depth just over 5 metres.

Up to 1,000 square metres of wall can be built in 3-4 days, not 10-45 days like the current methods.

 

WHAT CASTEC DOES

  • COMBINATION OF HELCON SCREW PILES AND CASTEC WALL TAKE BUILDING LOADS
  • Unique Wall system machine - up to 60% faster than conventional systems
  • Vertically excavates and continually casts steel reinforced concrete retaining walls
  • Excavates a 300mm wide wall up to 5.2 metres deep
  • Ability to cast up to 1,000 sqm of wall in 3-4 days (other methods would take 10-45 days)
  • Environmentally superior - reduced time on site, using less building materials and less energy input ensures a reduction in pollution, waste and overall environmental impact
  • Single operation to construct the basement walls
  • Single and double height basements capability up to 9 metres in depth
  • Basements can be excavated after wall construction
  • Temporary anchors 3m centres compared to piled walls at 2m centres
  • Most efficient wall system trench cutting maching
  • Safely works within 50mm of adjacent structures
  • Speedy construction saves time and money
  • Virtually vibration free and minimum noise
  • Superior wall finish - no further labour required - suitable final finish
  • No caping beams, shotcrete or walers required
  • Effective in vareity of conditions from water charged sandy soils to weathered rock
  • No need to de-water charged ground to enable installation

 WHERE CASTEC CAN BE USED

  • Retaining walls for Basement carparks - particularly in unstable soils
  • Suitable for both single and double height basements
  • Retaining walls
  • Foundation walls
  • Constructs mine shafts and tunnel portals
  • Flood levee bank raising projects
  • Revetment walls for canals
  • Foreshore erosion protection
  • Trench shoring for underground services
  • Using standard reinforcing bar mats
  • Enables additional car parking space
  • Retaining wall and basement wall system
  • Service tunnels - hospitals/race tracks
  • Canal construction
  • Beach erosion and sea walls
  • Underground water tanks
  • Cut off walls for contaminated sites
  • Road work retaining walls
  • Ground stabliization
  • Foundation walls on slip slopes
  • Packaged with Helcon Screw Piles for load bearing walls

 Responding to the construction industrys' demand for a lower cost, faster and more reliable system for building underground walls, Castec has engineered a solution that will revolutionalise the way the civil foundation industry approaches this type of construction.

Based on years of professional experience and Intellectual Property, this machine has been designed to solve the problems associated with underground shoring walls.

This technology allowed Castec to build a "trenching arm" that is faster, more reliable and more cost effective than any other competing system currently available in the market.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us


Helcon Civil  & Contracting

 Screw Piles


Suite C/ 154-156 Sailors Bay Road, 
NORTHBRIDGE NSW 2063
t. 02 9516 5093

info@helcon.com.au


PO Box 714 NORTHBRIDGE NSW. 1560