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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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There are no known reports of other revetment systems having performed at the same level as HydroTurf through such an extensive testing program.
But revetments do something even more insidious, Berman said.
Different methods are used for different stretches of sea, the official explained, from revetment to wave-breakers.
The BASF subsidiary Elastogran has developed an elastomer polyurethane (PUR) system called Elastocoast for reinforcing stone ballast revetments for dikes.
He said: "I shall attempt to prove that the interpretation of planning policy is flawed and that the revetment will not be seen.
Site A - Pantai Murni, Kedah: The site of this excavation is a coastal revetment structure located near the Pantai Murni river mouth.
The southern revetment will also be rehabilitated and like the breakwall, will be stabilized and feature increased fishing access.
Conwy expects about 14,000 tonnes of existing rock armour to be re-used and another 13,000 tonnes to be imported expects about 14,000 tonnes of existing rock armour to be re-used and another 13,000 tonnes to be importcrash defences to create the new sloping revetment at Llanddulas.
Among the matters they consider are testing the amount of material in soil finer than number 200 (75 [micro]m) sieve, identifying and classifying dispersive clay soils by the pinhole test, preparing rock slabs for durability testing, analyzing the size of particles in natural and man-made riprap materials, determining the short-term compression behavior of turf reinforcement mats, measuring nominal thickness of permanent rolled erosion control products, installing articulating concrete block revetment systems, and determining the performance of a temporary ditch check in protecting earthen channels from stormwater-induced erosion.
The work will consist of the construction of a new rock groyne, rock revetment, sheet piling, promenade raising, concrete stepped revetment, reinforced concrete retaining walls and wave return wall and raising existing slipway.
A quarry and a building potentially housing workers and other civilians had been mistaken for a revetment, which is a defensive area the Iraqi army use to dig in and hide tanks.
Air Force uses the metal revetment kits as protective barriers to safeguard aircraft, equipment and personnel from small arms fire as well as shrapnel from heavy artillery and other munitions at remote air bases and installations located in potential hostile forward deployed areas.