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Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to unnatural slopes. They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses.

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Retaining Walls for Tough Spaces

Retaining Walls for Tough Spaces

Retaining walls have evolved over the past 20 years. The choice of different types of walls for a variety of situations has expanded. ­Knowing the strengths and advantages of each type is a crucial part of any project incor­porating walls. One type of wall might be the perfect solution for

Retaining Wall Materials to Enhance Form and Function

Retaining Wall Materials to Enhance Form and Function

Limestone in Austin
When choosing retaining wall materials, several factors should be considered.  Matching the color and texture of the retaining wall materials to what’s naturally found in the area helps integrate the wall into the geography.  Retaining wall materials that blend in with the local environment look more natural and enhance

A Wall for All Seasons

A Wall for All Seasons

When is a retaining wall more than a retaining wall? When it both retains earth and serves as a sport rock climbing wall, as is the case at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA.

Formidable Retaining Wall Blocks Replace Withered Sea Walls

Formidable Retaining Wall Blocks Replace Withered Sea Walls

In Part 2 of a 4-part series on retaining wall designs, author Carol Brzozowski illustrates two examples where encroaching wave erosion threatens two families’ cherished shoreline residences. In each, Brzozowski describes how site-specific projects can incorporate the effectiveness of large retaining wall blocks as they are linked naturally into shoreline-shaped

Formidable Retaining Wall Blocks Replace Withered Sea Walls

Formidable Retaining Wall Blocks Replace Withered Sea Walls

In Part Two of a four-part series on retaining wall designs, author Carol Brzozowski illustrates two examples where encroaching wave erosion threatens two families’ cherished shoreline residences. In each, Brzozowski describes how site-specific projects can incorporate the effectiveness of large retaining wall blocks as they are linked naturally into shoreline-shaped

Counting on Geosynthetics

Counting on Geosynthetics

From roads and trails to airport runways, geosynthetics are playing a key role in erosion and sediment control efforts under way throughout the United States. American Tobacco Trail The American Tobacco Trail is a 20-mile Rails-to-Trails project that runs from Durham County to Chatham County in North Carolina along an

Sturdy Support for Demanding Sites

Sturdy Support for Demanding Sites

Segmental retaining walls have come a long way since humans first fit rocks together to hold back slopes. And although site owners have many additional retaining wall types to choose from-including reinforced earth, poured concrete, soldier pile, and soil nail-segmental walls, also known as dry-stacked and mortarless walls, are still

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