retaining wall


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retaining wall

A support to prevent collapse of earth embankments. Many local governments have landscaping requirements to disguise retaining walls over a certain height and restrictions on the materials that can be used for retaining walls.

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A section of the northbound lane cracked and dropped 2 feet by early Sunday morning, as 50 feet of the retaining wall buckled under the relentless pressure.
Additionally, the engineering firm is determining if the slope and retaining wall alignment was correctly designed and constructed.
To strengthen oversight of these walls and improve safety, legislation was signed in August 2008 requiring property owners to perform periodic inspections of their retaining walls every five years and submit reports on the stability of the wall to the Department.
PESHAWAR -- The Political Administration of Mohmand Agency have rehabilitated five link roads, drains and retaining walls in various areas of the agency with a view to provide better transportation facilities and to improve poor state of hygiene.
The good news is that a bridge can be completed faster than the retaining wall.
Finally they made some adjustments to the existing retaining walls to create some flat areas for a greenhouse and trees.
The advantage of Anchor Wall Systems retaining wall block is the rear lip that glides the block in place, so there is no need for messy mortar, pins or clips.
Shawn Kyles of Julian Construction stated that a retaining wall is commonly built to stop soil movement on a hillside, to create more utilizable space in a yard, and to prevent soil movement from weakening a foundation.
MAPLETON - Construction of a long-needed replacement for a key retaining wall on Sweet Creek Road begins this week, marking the start of a 16-month-long project that will include several night road closures.
A 12-kilometre road, resolving transportation problems of 2,000 families, and a retaining wall protecting hundreds of acres of agriculture land from flooding were built in northwestern Badghis province on Monday.
These developmental schemes included construction of 454 meter long and five meter wide access way, construction of 91 meter long plain cemented retaining wall and construction of another 85 meter long stone retaining wall.