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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Revetment House is a sister building to LeFrak's Embankment House property.View the full article from NJBIZ at http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180821/NJBIZ01/180829964/revetment-house-coming-to-jersey-citys-hamilton-park-next-month.
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.
EPA's most recent evaluation determined that the cleanup continues to protect public health and the environment and that the concrete revetment is in "excellent condition," Seneca said.
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.
Even today, a veneer of clip-on stone is (misguidedly) thought to redeem the most unprepossessing speculator's shell and core (a practice with which the Romans would have been familiar, as they used a thin revetment of stone to dignify notable structures).
Unlike conventional riprap, boulder toe treatments, and low walls of rock, logs, or timbers facilitate the creation of lower angle, intrinsically stable planting surfaces at the top of the revetment. Soils can then be easily enhanced in these areas, which can also be situated close to the ordinary water surface elevation so that a naturally moist environment is provided.
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.
The project design includes a 1,325 linear foot armor stone revetment made up of 3-foot diameter boulders to absorb the wave action as it comes in from Lake Erie.
The project included the construction of 145-lineal meters revetment complemented by a 33-lineal meter drainage and a 634-lineal meter structure on the other riverbank side.