The Most Common Mistake Made By Retaining Wall Designers

Water is often one of the primary factors that can influence a wall’s performance and stability.

Dear Erosion Control Professional,

Retaining wall designers generally have a good understanding of the impact that water can have a on a retaining wall. Unfortunately, how this knowledge is incorporated into construction drawings and effectively communicated to contractors may be the most critical and often overlooked part of a project. This report looks at several ways in which designers can enhance their drawings to better manage incidental water.

Written by Michael S. Klotthor, PE, Director of Engineering at ReCon Retaining Walls, this report will reveal the most common mistake made by retaining wall designers and how to avoid it.

When you read The Most Common Mistake Made By Retaining Wall Designers, you will:

  • Learn the three external stability requirements to analyze retaining walls
  • Find out how lateral earth pressure is dependent on site and soil conditions
  • Understand how lateral forces are determined under normal conditions

Have you ever wondered:

  • How to design retaining walls to manage incidental water?
  • When, and when not to use swales in your designs?
  • What to do when incidental water migrates into the retained and foundation soils?

If any of these questions intrigue you…if there’s anything in retaining wall design you think you still have to learn…download this FREE Special Report now, before your attention turns to other matters.


Forester Media,

Publishers of Erosion Control

P.S. This  Special Report is not available anywhere else at any price! It is exclusive to Erosion Controlreaders only.

  • vuniani.rabakewa.

    Thanks for the information, it’s instill great knowledge and awareness in deign and construction.


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