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Retaining wall blocks are structurally sound blocks that fit together and are structurally designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil when there is a desired change in ground elevation that exceeds the angle of repose of the soil.

Sizing Up the Right Wall

Sizing Up the Right Wall

For retaining wall contractors, the long-term goal of a solid retaining wall that will not fail is the primary consideration, but just as important is how the material will hold up to challenges inherent in constructing it. Weather, tight spaces, poor-quality soils, suitable backfill, and time and budget constraints are

Project Profile: Precast Security

Project Profile: Precast Security

Residents of Tulsa, OK, know something about severe rainstorms and the flash flooding that can accompany such events. Recently, the city and its residents came together with a plan to mitigate the costly effects of these floods and the erosion of landowners’ property and property values. A series of existing

Retaining Walls: Looks Do Matter

When building retaining walls, the initial considerations are always practical. The finished wall needs to be strong; it must have integrity, whatever its height; it should offer ease and speed of application; and it must do the job for which it’s intended. The result: a tough wall for a tough

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