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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 retaining wall is a stabilizing structure used when soil on a slope threatens to spill and cause soil erosion, ruining the landscape or causing other problems with the home's foundation.
Plans for the project also involve decorating the terraced retaining walls with juniper, holly and yew once construction is complete.
Likewise, a 919 meters long irrigation channel and protect it from future flood damages, a 110 meters extensive retaining wall was also constructed in village Roodh Qalla of Tehsil Pindialai.
This progressive backfilling of the spaces between the cofferdam, diaphragm and retaining walls as the project developed eventually allowed the descent of a second access ramp from the space now packed at grade between the retaining wall and cofferdam into the project's central channel from the creek side of the project.
without a surcharge, which is ideal for wall projects where it is difficult to impossible to excavate for stabilization for a retaining wall," said Al Pfannenstein, national retaining wall manager for Belgard Hardscapes.
Likewise the administration completed another uplift project in Maidan Khwar, Barawal Union Council by rehabilitating 1015 meters wide Topai link road and constructing 298 meters long retaining wall.
The height, length and width are a large determining factor when deciding which of the retaining walls would be best to meet the needs of the area.
NPS asset managers will periodically reassess retaining walls in the parks participating in the WIP to ensure that timely, accurate information is available to support NPS asset management initiatives.
Eugene Hill, the owner of now-closed Sapphire's Mongolian Grill, which sits beneath the property, has sued Guirado and Stuntzner Engineering and Forestry, the local engineering company that Guirado hired to design a retaining wall that ultimately gave way during a heavy rainstorm.
It is not a continuous retaining wall, but a series of retaining walls because it is interrupted by the dray ways (today called cobblestone ramps).
Although they don't contribute energy savings in this case, the home uses structural insulating concrete panels (SICPs) in the garden and retaining walls.