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:

 

Costly repairs for Arkansas River wall follow last years rains
Last summers heavy rainfall is still costing the city of Wichita. The city is spending about $400,000 to repair a section of the retaining wall along the east bank of the Arkansas River just south of the Lincoln Street Bridge, officials said this week...


Driver Hits Retaining Wall on L Street Bridge - KMTV

KMTV

Driver Hits Retaining Wall on L Street Bridge
KMTV
Omaha, NEB. (KMTV)- Police say they don't think alcohol played a factor in a crash on L street. It happened just before 3:00 on Friday morning. Witnesses say a woman lost control near 38th street, crossed the center line and hit a retaining wall. Her .

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Retaining Wall Dispute
MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon couple is taking on city hall after a wall collapse raises safety concerns in their neighborhood..


No. 17: Clear Lake Sea Wall
CLEAR LAKE | This one of North Iowa's 50 Things is referred to by some residents as "Clear Lake's front yard."..


Road closed after wall collapses
A section of the Windward Main Road at Mt. St. George should now have reopened after it was closed to vehicular traffic last weekend...


No. 17: Clear Lake Sea Wall
CLEAR LAKE | This one of North Iowa's 50 Things is referred to by some residents as "Clear Lake's front yard."..


Resurfacing: DiOrios' complaint about retaining wall inaction - Valley Breeze

Resurfacing: DiOrios' complaint about retaining wall inaction
Valley Breeze
CUMBERLAND - It was back in October of 2012 when the dispute over Bob Geddes' retaining wall on a Wrentham Road houselot moved from Cumberland to the Rhode Island Superior Court and then to the Supreme Court. And there the case has remained, .

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QT's name and shame: This week's drink drivers
AFTER drinking throughout Australia Day last year crashing his car into a retaining wall at a party wasnt enough to convince a serial drink-driver to stay off the road...


Car Dangles From Unlikely Perch After Skid in Los Angeles - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com

Car Dangles From Unlikely Perch After Skid in Los Angeles
NBCNews.com
It's the kind of maneuver you're more likely to expect of a skateboard: A car skidded up the concrete retaining wall after losing control and ended up precariously balanced on the top of an embankment on South La Brea Ave in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles .

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QT's name and shame: This week's drink drivers
AFTER drinking throughout Australia Day last year crashing his car into a retaining wall at a party wasnt enough to convince a serial drink-driver to stay off the road...


UPDATE: Vehicle crashes into Fort Patrick Henry Lake; one dead
Updated at 10:35 p.m.KINGSPORT EUR” An elderly woman has been killed after crashing through the carport of her Kingsport home, sending her vehicle over a retaining wall and into Fort Patrick Henry Lake.The incident occurred at about 3:55 p.m. on Monday. Based on a preliminary investigation, Kingsport police believe Inez N. Summers, 92, was driving a 1998 Lincoln Town Car into the driveway of her ...


How I learned to be a more mindful parent
I spotted her at the playground: a young mother sitting on the edge of the retaining wall, completely engrossed in her iPhone while her baby crawled nearby on the soft surface. She occasionally looked up to see where the baby had gone, but the majority of ...


Resurfacing: DiOrios' complaint about retaining wall inaction
CUMBERLAND - It was back in October of 2012 when the dispute over Bob Geddes' retaining wall on a Wrentham Road houselot moved from Cumberland to the Rhode Island Superior Court and then to the Supreme Court. And there the case has remained, until this ...


Retaining walls create beautiful, usable outdoor space with That Perennial Place - Morris Daily Herald

Retaining walls create beautiful, usable outdoor space with That Perennial Place
Morris Daily Herald
A retaining wall provides erosion control using varied materials like wood, retaining block, poured concrete, brick and boulders. But know what you're doing before you tackle such a complicated, labor-intensive project. We've all seen retaining walls .

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City responds to controversy
MT. VERNON EUR” The city has issued a response to concerns cited by residents about a retaining wall on South 42nd Street which has fallen and who is responsible for its repair.EURśAs stewards of taxpayers dollars, the City of Mt. Vernon has a responsibil..


PHOTOS: Retaining wall do-over - Kansas.com

Kansas.com

PHOTOS: Retaining wall do-over
Kansas.com
Workers reconstruct the retaining wall along the Arkansas River south of the Lincoln street dam. Heavy rains a year ago caused erosion to soil underneath sidewalk along the east bank just south of the dam. The contractor who build the retaining wall .

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Car Dangles From Unlikely Perch After Skid in L.A.
A car ended up precariously balanced on the top of an embankment after losing control and skidding up the concrete retaining wall...


Road closed after wall collapses
A section of the Windward Main Road at Mt. St. George should now have reopened after it was closed to vehicular traffic last weekend...


Construction Continues in Landa Park - More Work on Retaining Walls to Begin . - Radio NB

Construction Continues in Landa Park - More Work on Retaining Walls to Begin .
Radio NB
(New Braunfels, TX) -- The retaining wall portion of the Landa Park Riverfront Rehabilitation Project continues to make progress, and today crews will begin sheet piling from the Landa Park Drive vehicular bridge towards pavilion sixteen. The .

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UPDATE: Vehicle crashes into Fort Patrick Henry Lake; one dead
Updated at 10:35 p.m.KINGSPORT EUR” An elderly woman has been killed after crashing through the carport of her Kingsport home, sending her vehicle over a retaining wall and into Fort Patrick Henry Lake.The incident occurred at about 3:55 p.m. on Monday. Based on a preliminary investigation, Kingsport police believe Inez N. Summers, 92, was driving a 1998 Lincoln Town Car into the driveway of her ...


Residents upset part of access road taken up by developers retaining wall
KUCHING: Teo Gek Tiang, who has been residing at Laman Bong Chin off Rock Road here since 1980, is dismayed that a commercial project had partially occupied the only access road to her house. Met at her residence yesterday, she lamented that the current ...


Nats hold off Mets 3-2 for 10th straight at Citi
NEW YORK (AP) -- Asdrubal Cabrera hit his first home run for Washington and tumbled over a retaining wall to make a terrific catch, leading the Nationals past the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night for their 10th straight victory at Citi Field...

H'town banks on FEMA to cover retaining wall project - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

H'town banks on FEMA to cover retaining wall project
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The original retaining wall was damaged in April 2011 when the river, fueled by a combination of heavy rain and spring snowmelt, overflowed its banks. Getting it replaced took more than three years. Town officials have said that's because the project .

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Man Climbing Retaining Wall Becomes Combative, Cops Say
A La Grange man was charged with aggravated assault against a police officer after he was found climbing a retaining wall at Hinsdale Hospital, reports said. Hinsdale police answered a call of a suspicious person around 1:20 p.m. August 2. When they ...


UPDATE: Vehicle crashes into Fort Patrick Henry Lake; one dead
KINGSPORT EUR” An elderly woman has been killed after crashing through the carport of her Kingsport home, sending her vehicle over a retaining wall and into Fort Patrick Henry Lake. The incident occurred at about 3:55 p.m. on Monday. Based on a preliminary ...



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