A patented fence-post anchoring system.
When Your Wall Needs a Fence
The Sleeve-It® System is a patented, code compliant, fence-post anchoring system that integrates stable fence footings into the support structure of walls while the retaining wall is being constructed. This unique fence system is pre-engineered and pre-designed so that the useable real estate at the top of a retaining wall is not wasted.
Using the system as part of the Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) eliminates a 3 foot offset requirement for rails and fences that are added after wall construction, reducing specifier liability and associated costs with building-code compliance. Sleeve-It also offers a below grade engineered design that provides superior safety in a cost effective solution.
Sleeve-it system components:
- Front sleeve half
- Rear sleeve half
- PVC coated struts (2)
- PVC coated cantilever base
How it works:
The face of a Segmental Retaining Wall consists of dry stacked, mortarless concrete units. These units cannot resist an overturning moment generated when a load is applied to a fence post. The Sleeve-It System uses a traditional cantilever design to engage the overlying soil mass, thereby providing resistance to the fence load.
Step 1: Install the cantilevered Sleeve-It units near the elevation of the top of the wall
Step 2: Fill and compact soil to the top of the sleeve
Step 3: Leave the disposable lid on the sleeve until the fence installer places the fence post in the sleeve and fills with concrete
Step 4: The fencing contractor finished the fence, supported by the buried Sleeve-It System