Metal Retaining Walls

Metal retaining walls are usually confined to heavy duty construction sites such as docks, bridges, seawalls, ditch checks, dams, and the like. The relative weight to strength ratio of steel plates makes them suitable for heavy duty construction use. They are super fast to install and uninstall – perfect for fast pace construction.

Metal retaining walls are often seen holding large volume of soil in deep excavation sites. The lightweight metal is easy to transport from one site to the next thereby cutting on transportation cost. Steel sheet retaining walls are often not meant to be installed permanently in construction sites. They need to be move as the construction progress, that's why a lightweight material that packs maximum strength is chosen for this purpose.

The steel sheets are quick to install to avoid construction delays. Because metals don't break, they can be driven by vibrating hammers without incurring any damage. The metal to metal interlocking system holds the sheets strongly to withstand massive lateral and gravitational force, too. And, metal retaining wall building materials can also withstand impact from moving heavy equipments or debris, which are common in construction sites. They are really built to live another day.

But even though metal retaining walls are dependable to hold tremendous force, they significantly lack in style. Often times installing them needs vibrating hammer that can be destructive to the neighboring properties. That is why they are almost never used in landscaping. You’ll see them often holding soil when there’s a construction going on in an already developed neighborhood, but they are taken out once the construction is finished.

 

Retaining Wall News:

 

Two Homes Evacuated in Gaithersburg After Retaining Wall Collapses - NBC4 Washington

NBC4 Washington

Two Homes Evacuated in Gaithersburg After Retaining Wall Collapses
NBC4 Washington
Two homes were evacuated as a precaution in Gaithersburg after a retaining wall collapsed Sunday, police said. Three adults and two dogs were evacuated from the homes in the 100 block of Ridge Point Place in the Kentlands development. Northbound .
Retaining wall collapse in Gaithersburg forces evacuation of two homesGazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Wall collapse leads to Montgomery County road closure (Photos)WTOP
Northbound lanes of Quince Orchard Road closed in GaithersburgWashington Post (blog)
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Retaining wall partially collapses; family blaming Rea Road wide - WBTV 3 . - WBTV

Retaining wall partially collapses; family blaming Rea Road wide - WBTV 3 .
WBTV
They say their backyard - with a pool and basketball court - was one of their favorite places until this week when a retaining wall partially collapsed. The family believes the Rea Road widening project, which is happening right behind their property .

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Kentlands association was preparing for repairs before retaining wall collapse - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Kentlands association was preparing for repairs before retaining wall collapse
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
A retaining wall in the Kentlands community recently collapsed forcing two homes to be condemned. The wall has been sured up and a pair of workers were seen stacking the fallen stone on Tuesday morning, along Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg.

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Bucks Co - Fleecy Dale Rd Project
updated December 4, 2013 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation closed Fleecy Dale Road between Fretz Mill Road and Route 32 (River Road) in Solebury Township, Bucks County, for the construction of a new 300-foot retaining wall to stabilize and support the roadway.                                   In conjunction with this closure, PennDOT today reopened Fleecy Dale Road between Fretz ...


Condominium gets protective wall extension
Two years after a shoreline emergency was declared due to eroding duress at the beachfront adjacent to Leonardo Arms condominiums, another extension for a temporary sandbag wall has been given to allow more time for an upland retaining wall to be ...


Two Homes Evacuated in Gaithersburg After Retaining Wall Collapses
Two homes were evacuated as a precaution in Gaithersburg after a retaining wall collapsed Sunday, police said...


Man killed riding ATV over retaining wall in Grant County
A Lancaster man was killed after he drove an all-terrain vehicle over a three-foot high retaining wall. Mark Addison, 55, died at the scene on Coon Hollow Road in the town of Liberty in Grant County, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said in a news release...


Retaining wall collapses in Mill Hill - The Trentonian

Retaining wall collapses in Mill Hill
The Trentonian
A firefighter uses a nailgun to attach a support structure together to shore up the remainder of a collapsed retaining wall in the city Mill Hill neighborhood on Sunday March 30, 2014. (Trentonian photo/SCOTT KETTERER). TRENTON EUR” Heavy rain nonstop .

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Retaining Wall Collaspe
Part of the Wyoming Valley Levee system needs a little fixing. Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County- Part of the Wyoming Valley Levee system needs a little fixing. A retaining wall on the Kingston Side of the dike collapsed. The problem was discovered Sunday morning...


Retaining wall construction can be backbreaking labor - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Retaining wall construction can be backbreaking labor
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Q: It's time to landscape my backyard, which is currently dirt. I have a 2-foot-high bluff where I'd like to put a retaining wall, but I'm uncomfortable with masonry work. I've seen stackable blocks in stores and wonder if they would be suitable .

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Wall collapse leads to Montgomery County road closure (Photos)
A retaining wall collapsed near Gaithersburg on Sunday, forcing evacuations and a road closure...


Kentlands association was preparing for repairs before retaining wall collapse -- Gazette.Net
Last week, when a Kentlands community retaining wall partially collapsed, the neighborhood association had been working on a repair plan for about a year...


Chizmar Landscaping
We also install a wide variety of retaining wall block--from decorative seat wall to extensive retaining walls. For a more pristine look, we work with a variety of natural stone products, including flagstone paths, patios, mortared flag walls, boulder walls...


Retaining wall construction can be backbreaking labor
Q: Its time to landscape my backyard, which is currently dirt. I have a 2-foot-high bluff where Id like to put a retaining wall, but Im uncomfortable with masonry work. Ive seen stackable blocks in stores and wonder if they would be suitable ...


Wall collapse leads to Montgomery County road closure
A retaining wall collapsed near Gaithersburg on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of three people from two homes and forcing the closure of a road...


Condominium gets protective wall extension
Two years after a shoreline emergency was declared due to eroding duress at the beachfront adjacent to Leonardo Arms condominiums, another extension for a temporary sandbag wall has been given to allow more time for an upland retaining wall to be constructed in front of the 7400 Estero Blvd. property...


Condominium gets protective wall extension
Two years after a shoreline emergency was declared due to eroding duress at the beachfront adjacent to Leonardo Arms condominiums, another extension for a temporary sandbag wall has been given to allow more time for an upland retaining wall to be constructed in front of the 7400 Estero Blvd. property...


Wall collapse leads to closure of Mont. Co. road
A retaining wall collapsed near Gaithersburg on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of three people from two homes and forcing the closure of a road...


Man killed taking ATV off 3 foot wall
A 55-year-old Lancaster man was killed when he drove an ATV off a three-foot tall retaining wall, according to a release from the Grant County Sheriffs Office. Deputies were called to a property on Coon Hollow Road in the town of Liberty on Thursday at 7:45 p.m. for a report of an ATV crash. Investigators said Mark Addison drove a four-wheeler off the retaining wall, throwing him from the ATV ...

Kentlands association was preparing for repairs before retaining wall collapse -- Gazette.Net
Last week, when a Kentlands community retaining wall partially collapsed, the neighborhood association had been working on a repair plan for about a year...


Retaining wall collapse in Gaithersburg forces evacuation of two homes -- Gazette.Net
This story was updated at 12:30 p.m., April 1, 2014. Two homeowners had to evacuate their homes after a retaining wall just steps from their properties gave way along Quince Orchard Road Sunday...



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