Retaining Walls

How Retaining Walls Work
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How Retaining Walls Work

When you're engineering a wall, three failure modes must be analyzed. More

Wall Defender Keeps Weep Holes Clear in Masonry Walls
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Wall Defender Keeps Weep Holes Clear in Masonry Walls

The two-tiered material collects mortar droppings before they can clog weep holes More

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Retaining Walls 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. More

How to Conduct a Job Start Review
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How to Conduct a Job Start Review

If you work with employees or subs, you need to be clear about what, exactly, the... More

Heavy Lift
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Heavy Lift

Raising 250 tons of house safely above the flood More

Straightening a Stone Wall With Steel Pins and Helical Tiebacks
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Straightening a Stone Wall With Steel Pins and Helical Tiebacks

Good drainage and a network of steel pins and helical tiebacks give this wall a... More

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Seawalls Sprout in front of Dauphin Island Houses
Trenchless Excavation
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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

Native Landscaping for Coastal Homes
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Native Landscaping for Coastal Homes

Drawn to the coast for its natural beauty and wildlife, yet increasingly... More

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