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 to ease disaster issues at Nambour
A NEWv retaining wall is set to improve safety on Nambour's Petrie Creek Road and reduce the chance of road closures in severe weather events. Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said the structure would help prevent land slips. "This retaining wall will ...


East Hagåtña mural completed
Mosaic: Gov. Eddie Calvo, center, members of the Islandwide Beautification Task Force, elected officials, business leaders and military and U.S. Coast Guard representatives yesterday pose for a group photo in front of the newly renovated retaining wall in East Hagåtña...


Driver dies after hitting retaining wall in Norwich - TheDay.com

Driver dies after hitting retaining wall in Norwich
TheDay.com
Norwich EUR The driver and sole occupant of a motor vehicle that crashed into a retaining wall at 348 W. Thames St. early Friday morning died of his injuries that evening, Norwich police said. Police identified the man as 27-year-old Frank Jones of 87 .

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Retaining Wall Collapse Affects RTA Service | Praise 1300
RTA has suspended rail service due to a retaining wall collapse and debris on the track at the E. 93rd station near Buckeye and Woodhill. Spokesperson Pat Kearney tells 19 Action News shuttle buses are now running ...


Massive $2.1 million wall under construction at Campbell River dump
Regional waste management project to extend life of landfill..


Halifax resident fighting city over snow plow damage
A Halifax resident is still trying to get the city to fix a retaining wall that was damaged this winter by a sidewalk snow plow. City contractors knocked into the wall while they were clearing the snow in front of Michael Smith's property back in March. Residents who had property damage due to city-contracted snow removal equipment were asked to call the 311 municipal line to report it...


Replacing a retaining wall
Randy Chafee, right, of Chafee Excavating in South Beaver Township, and Scott Rogers, of Russell Reed Contracting in Chippewa Township, work together Tuesday to tear down a retaining wall in front of a home on the corner of Fourth Street and Fair Avenue in ...


Simcoe 'the hot spot' for crumbling retaining walls - Simcoe Reformer

Simcoe Reformer

Simcoe 'the hot spot' for crumbling retaining walls
Simcoe Reformer
The latest candidate for replacement is 60 metres of retaining wall in front of three properties on Queen Street at the intersection of Stanley Street. Neighbours Sherry Schooley and Mary Levasseur have been after the county to do something about the .

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Tornado watch canceled for eastern counties; retaining wall collapse closes RTA Blue, Green lines
CLEVELAND, Ohio EUR The National Weather Service has canceled a tornado watch for Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga and Trumbull counties. The watch originally had been issued until 11 p.m. Storms moving through the area Sunday night knocked out power to more than ...


Cleveland RTA trains disrupted when retaining wall gave way - WKSU
Monday, July 28, 2014. Cleveland RTA trains disrupted when retaining wall gave way. Other noon headlines: Goodyear vets; bioscience investment; immigrant children; Smokey Bear by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE, Web Editor M.L. Schultze ...


Driver dies after hitting retaining wall in Norwich
Police identified the man as 27-year-old Frank Jones of 87 Spring St., Norwich...


Massive $2.1 million wall under construction at Campbell River dump
Regional waste management project to extend life of landfill..


Failed retaining wall forces Giles Co Rt. 460 lane closures
GILES COUNTY (WSLS)-- A failed retaining wall in Giles County has forced VDOT crews to close lanes on Route 460 between Route 61 and Route 643 (Stateline Road).The left westbound lane and left eastbound lane are closed through the one mile stretch known as "The Bluffs," between Rich Creek and Narrows. Crews are performing repairs on the damaged wall before the lanes can reopen.There's no exact ...


Retaining wall collapse affects RTA service
RTA has suspended rail service due to a retaining wall collapse and debris on the track at the E. 93rd station near Buckeye and Woodhill...


One injured after pickup truck slams into east Denver wall
A man was sent to the hospital after his pickup truck slammed into a retaining wall in east Denver on Wednesday morning, police said...


Severe weather brings down wall, interrupting portions of RTA rapid service
RTA reports that the severe weather that tore across northeast Ohio made its mark in Cleveland by bringing down a wall near the Buckeye Woodhill rapid station on the shared area of the Blue/Green Line trains...


Green shoots among the retaining walls? - News-Press Now

Green shoots among the retaining walls?
News-Press Now
A part of the retaining wall at the Tuscany Village project site is seen on July 16. Buy this photo. Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014 11:55 pm. Green shoots among the retaining walls? By Ray Scherer St. Joseph News-Press St. Joseph News-Press & FOX 26 .

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Nearly two inches of rain flood streets, collapse retaining wall - Thehour.com

Nearly two inches of rain flood streets, collapse retaining wall
Thehour.com
NORWALK -- Heavy rains Monday evening inundated streets and neighborhoods and likely led to the collapse of a retaining wall on Beacon Street. "It's probably from the rainfall," said Richard P. Linnartz, principal engineer in the city's Department of .

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One injured after pickup truck slams into east Denver wall
A man was sent to the hospital after his pickup truck slammed into a retaining wall in east Denver on Wednesday morning, police said...

SpencerBank retaining wall at Elm Park raising concern - Worcester Telegram

SpencerBank retaining wall at Elm Park raising concern
Worcester Telegram
Jo Hart, also of Worcester, who had opposed the renovation project from the outset, called the retaining walls an eyesore. She criticized city officials for allowing the destruction of parkland for parking and the way in which the parking lot is being .

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Failed retaining wall forces Giles Co Rt. 460 lane closures
GILES COUNTY (WSLS)-- A failed retaining wall in Giles County has forced VDOT crews to close lanes on Route 460 between Route 61 and Route 643 (Stateline Road).The left westbound lane and left eastbound lane are closed through the one mile stretch known as "The Bluffs," between Rich Creek and Narrows. Crews are performing repairs on the damaged wall before the lanes can reopen.There's no exact ...


Storms collapse RTA retaining wall; Akron police investigate several violent . - The Plain Dealer

Storms collapse RTA retaining wall; Akron police investigate several violent .
The Plain Dealer
Storms overnight knocked down a wall near the Buckeye-Woodhill Rapid Station, closing tracks and snarling RTA service Monday. (cleveland.com)(WKYC Channel 3). Akron police are investigating several violent incidents that took place during the weekend .
Cleveland RTA trains disrupted when retaining wall gave wayWKSU News
Severe weather brings down wall, interrupting portions of RTA rapid service19 Action News

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Halifax resident fighting city over snow plow damage
A Halifax resident is still trying to get the city to fix a retaining wall that was damaged this winter by a sidewalk snow plow. City contractors knocked into the wall while they were clearing the snow in front of Michael Smith's property back in March. Residents who had property damage due to city-contracted snow removal equipment were asked to call the 311 municipal line to report it...


Woman killed in one-vehicle wreck
SALESVILLE EUR A Mineral Wells woman died Friday after she crashed her car into a brick retaining wall near Hilltop Road. Mary Pratt Greene, 68, was pronounced dead Friday afternoon by Dr. Robert Michaud at Weatherford Regional Hospital. Greene was driving ...



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