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:

 

Retaining Wall Collapse Closes Part Of Riverview Avenue
A collapsed retaining wall has closed down a section of Riverview Avenue in Bellevue...


Construction plans for new retaining wall on Devou Drive almost complete
It's been a month since the retaining wall gave way on Devou Drive, causing a landslide and closing the road. The city is working with the sewer district to determine the size of the storm pipes that will be needed for this area. Plans should be ready in a ...


Greenfield man hurt by falling block raises Northampton officials' concern about aging retaining walls under railroad bridges
NORTHAMPTON EUR” It has been nearly one month since a large concrete block fell out of the retaining wall near a downtown underpass and injured a Greenfield man, and the block is still sitting where it fell in a parking space beside Main Street. The block ...


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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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...

Two girls hurt when retaining wall falls in Fitchburg
FITCHBURG -- Two young girls were sent to area hospitals when a retaining wall behind 51 Pine St. collapsed Saturday evening, according to Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Dateo and acting Police Capt...


Officials, PennDOT spar over retaining wall - The Sentinel

Officials, PennDOT spar over retaining wall
The Sentinel
Township officials expressed concern during a workshop meeting that PennDOT is balking against extending a retaining wall on Fourth Street in the West Fairview area. The commissioners are concerned with deteriorating surfaces, steepness of the bank in .

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Minivan goes off the road, gets stuck in trees
(NECN) - A woman driving her minivan in Worcester, Mass. ran off the road, over a retaining wall, down an embankment and into some trees Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy: Telegram.com Worcester Police responded to a call that came in at 9 a.m. The minivan ...


Seeking recommendation for someone to build a retaining wall | The .
Hi Riotact Minds, I have just built a new property and now need to get someone in to build my retaining walls. I would like my fences to be installed ASAP...


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...


WSLS investigates flaws in South Peak wall
After wall repairs this February, the South Peak construction site is a focus of many. WSLS viewers have raised concerns over cracks in the retaining wall. We wanted to find out if there is cause for concern. WSLS met with Virginia Western Dean and geologist John Anderson at the site to get his expert opinion. He says a crack over time can weaken the retaining wall. "The force of the material ...


RETAINING WALL PROJECT ON U.S. HIGHWAY 101 NORTH OF GAVIOTA TUNNEL BEGINS NEXT MONDAY
A project to perform maintenance on a retaining wall on U.S. Highway 101 from south of the Nojoqui Summit to north of the Gaviota Tunnel will begin on Monday, April 14...


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 Closes Part Of Riverview Avenue
A collapsed retaining wall has closed down a section of Riverview Avenue in Bellevue...


Construction plans for new retaining wall on Devou Drive almost complete - WLWT Cincinnati

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Construction plans for new retaining wall on Devou Drive almost complete
WLWT Cincinnati
Construction plans for the new wall are nearly complete. The city is working with the sewer district to determine the size of the storm pipes that will be needed for this area. Plans should be ready in a couple of weeks to put out a bid for .

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The Bristol Post commented Bristol City Council's 1 million repair headache revealed
BRISTOL City Council has discovered 30 bridges, retaining walls and cellars throughout Bristol which urgently need repairing, with estimated costs spiralling to more than 1 million.Officials have cordoned off the structures with barriers, fencing or cones to prevent people being put at risk EUR but it seems there isn't enough money in the coffers to carry out all of the repairs.A council report ...


Demolition Work Underway On Crumbling Retaining Wall in Kingston
Kingston-Luzerne County - Demolition work is underway at the scene of a crumbling retaining wall in Kingston...


No One Injured After A Truck Hits A Wall Along 9th Avenue North in St. Cloud [PHOTOS]
Witnesses say another vehicle cut off the truck on 9th Avenue, which then bounced off the median before crashing into a retaining wall. Tow trucks were on scene to take the truck away. No one was hurt in the crash. More information is expected to be ...


Demolition Work Underway On Crumbling Retaining Wall in Kingston - PA home page

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Demolition Work Underway On Crumbling Retaining Wall in Kingston
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Kingston-Luzerne County- Demolition work is underway at the scene of a crumbling retaining wall in Kingston. A back hoe began digging out metal poles and other debris this morning at the rear of South Dawes Avenue. The project became necessary after a .

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Crumbling Kingston Retaining Wall May be Blessing in Disguise - PA home page

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Crumbling Kingston Retaining Wall May be Blessing in Disguise
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Mr. Reilly told Eyewitness News that on three separate occasions he had a buyer for the parcel of land but each time was thwarted because of issues over the retaining wall and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "The wall has been failing for many .

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RETAINING WALL PROJECT ON U.S. HIGHWAY 101 NORTH OF GAVIOTA TUNNEL BEGINS NEXT MONDAY
A project to perform maintenance on a retaining wall on U.S. Highway 101 from south of the Nojoqui Summit to north of the Gaviota Tunnel will begin on Monday, April 14...


Retaining Wall Collapse Closes Part Of Riverview Avenue
BELLEVUE (KDKA) EUR” A collapsed retaining wall has closed down a section of Riverview Avenue in Bellevue. According to an advisory from the borough, the road will be closed between Roosevelt and Division Avenues until further notice. A large portion of the ...


Bettendorf continues to delay action on Stafford Creek reshaping
In 1989, Andy Johnson stood atop his property at 3895 Tanglefoot Court in Bettendorf and inspected his three newly installed retaining walls built to halt erosion above Stafford Creek...


Two girls hurt when retaining wall falls in Fitchburg
FITCHBURG -- Two young girls were sent to area hospitals when a retaining wall behind 51 Pine St. collapsed Saturday evening, according to Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Dateo and acting Police Capt. Linda Swears. They said the girls were playing on the concrete ...



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