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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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.
F-18D's right horizontal stabilizer to hit the wall of the revetment.
There are already rock revetments in place by the property - structures which fight against erosion by protecting the dune face.
The BASF subsidiary Elastogran has developed an elastomer polyurethane (PUR) system called Elastocoast for reinforcing stone ballast revetments for dikes.
The aquatic habitat value of the revetment can be enhanced by using much larger boulders than actually required to resist local current velocities.
The Trust and English Nature are opposed to the proposed French limestone sea wall, arguing nature should be allowed to take its course and that the barrier, called a revetment, will not ultimately stop the sea eroding the cliff face.
Nonwoven needlepunched geotextiles are commonly used as filters in revetment protection works.
To do a trial pit adjacent to concrete revetment wall approx.
work to repair and reinforce a nearby coastal path's damaged revetment, covering an old landfill site.
The scope of works includes an elevated boardwalk above the rock revetment on the outer side of the Palm Jumeirah crescent (including associated modification works to the existing breakwater), and two plied deck piers including restaurant buildings.
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.