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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 Dirt Connections manager has unfortunately noted that "most property owners are not aware of how important retaining walls are to their health as well as property.
An allowance should be made for the thickness of the shoring wall, construction tolerance and the internal permanent retaining wall at the early concept stage of the project.
gas station chain needed to add a traffic barrier and fencing system to the top of a new retaining wall.
This year, the engineering department will prioritize six construction projects along major water channels in different barangays, including spending P27 million for a retaining wall along Salapan River in Barangay Mariana.
As temperatures rise and the seasons change, retaining walls can become particularly susceptible to deterioration which can put nearby buildings at risk.
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.
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 RD pile wall can be used both as a temporary and a permanent structure thus a separate construction-period retaining wall is not required.
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.
The legal tangle began with Hill, who sued Stuntzner and Guirado in January 2008, after Guirado built a retaining wall on his property at 2505 Sheridan Ave.
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).
Last summer, my dad and I built three long retaining walls at our house.