Retaining Walls

JLC Field Guide: Retaining Walls

Retaining walls hold back the pressure of earth embankments. Unlike basement walls, they are not braced at the top by a floor system, and must be designed so they will not topple or fail in bending at the bottom.

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Retaining Walls Featured Articles

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Practical Engineering: Interlocking Block Retaining Walls

Interlocking masonry blocks combine with plastic geogrids to make strong, attractive retaining walls More

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Segmental Block Retaining Walls

Longer lasting than timber and more user friendly than stone, segmental block... More

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Building a Stone Retaining Wall

Fully settled subsoils, a well-compacted base of crushed stone, and good drainage... More

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A Shotcrete Retaining Wall

Shoring up an unstable slope, with minimal formwork More

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Trenchless Excavation

In the hands of a skilled operator, a horizontal boring machine can solve tough... More

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Adding Underneath a Hillside Home

A steep slope and a tight lot call for some imaginative foundation solutions. More

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Retaining Walls Instruction

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On the Job: ICF Retaining Wall

ICF retaining wall; no-sweat plumbing; overhead lift trailer More

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Q&A: Foundation Trench Near Concrete Driveway

Q: Our remodeling company has contracted to do a room addition that will be... More

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