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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As temperatures rise and the seasons change, retaining walls can become particularly susceptible to deterioration which can put nearby buildings at risk.
Maintenance crews noticed about two weeks ago that the highway next to the new retaining wall had begun to settle, Little said, as draining water was saturating the soil and placing increased pressure on the wall.
Rosen said "massive chunks'' of cement are still falling from the retaining wall on to the field below.
Civil Defense rescuers and other workers used heavy equipment to dig up the bodies of the victims from the under sand and concrete that were used as retaining wall.
LONG WAIT: Clr Nicola Turner with the retaining wall at Lower Wellhouse Road which Kirklees Council still hasn''t fixed after over a year
PESHAWAR -- With an aim to provide best transportation facilities and to develop farm-to-market road network, the district administration has rehabilitated two link roads and constructed two retaining walls in Makhai, Shingara Darra and Maidan Khwar villages.
Darah Sauf Bala district chief, Ahmad Ali Hussaini, said the retaining wall would secure about 100 houses, 100 acres of farmlands, a clinic, a school and a mosque from being flooded.
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.
In 2005-2006, FLH investigated the feasibility of developing and conducting retaining wall inventories for NPS.
The North Wales Trunk Road Agency has awarded a pounds 56,000 contract for strengthening work on the moat retaining wall on the A5 east of Llidiart y Pare between Llangollen and Corwen.
The focus is on retaining wall construction: walls that are functional and visually pleasing.
Factors Walk Retaining Wall is a stone ballast retaining wall built during 1855-1869.