Retaining Walls

Hardscaping a Backyard

Deck builders already have most of the skills needed to pour concrete slabs and... More

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Alternative Uses for Helical Piles

How installing helical piles at an angle allows them to be used to provide lateral... More

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Blind-Side Waterproofing

How a hillside home's failing block foundation was reinforced by poured concrete... More

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Preserving a Stone Retaining Wall

The key to keeping this retaining wall from collapsing was to pour a new... More

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Building a Shotcrete Retaining Wall

How to shore up an unstable slope, with minimal formwork and less expense than a... More

Saving a Hilltop Pool

This engineered solution includes a cantilevered concrete slab supported by pan... More

Retaining Walls

Belgard's Tandem Wall system looks like natural stone More

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How Retaining Walls Work

How to analyze and avoid the three failure modes of an engineered retaining wall. More

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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 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

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