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:

 

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 ...


Causeway retaining wall research - The Times-Picayune

Causeway retaining wall research
The Times-Picayune
A.J. Adams, with the Causeway maintenance department assists the Texas A&M Transportation Institute as they test their guardrail designs at the nine mile mater turn around Wednesday July 9, 2014. The design research is part of an ongoing attempt to .

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how much do i charge for removing and replacing a retaining wall .
cost of building a retaining wall. . how much do i charge for removing and replacing a retaining wall. cost of building a retaining wall. Do you have the same question? Follow this Question. In Lawn & Garden>Landscaping...


Mural just in time for Liberation Day
The "Retaining the Spirit of Guam, U.S.A." wall is located on Marine Corps Drive, in lower Tamuning. EURó First painted in 2003, repainted in 2005 and again in 2007. EURó 385,920 1-inch square tiles form the mosaic portion of the wall. EURó 280 12-inch-by-24 ...


Damaged highway retaining wall has Carrollton's focus
Carrollton seeks a plan to repair or replace a damaged stone retaining wall overlooking a highway...


Mangalore: House at Bajjodi damaged as retaining wall collapses - Daijiworld.com

Mangalore: House at Bajjodi damaged as retaining wall collapses
Daijiworld.com
Mangalore, Jul 15: A house was damaged after the retaining wall collapsed in Bajjodi near Veeramaruthi Vyamashale here on Tuesday July 15. The incident occurred around 6 am. The house belongs to Maria Cutinha. It is said that the incident occured when .

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Property owner gets material to fill tire wall
BELLOWS FALLS -- Rockingham has issued a Golden Hill Road property owner a permit to fill a retaining wall of 1,200 tires in hopes it will help resolve a dispute the tire wall has sparked...


Route 460 down to one lane in both directions near West Virginia border
Route 460 in both directions is down to one lane in Giles County because of a failed retaining wall...


Sidewalk And Retaining Wall Construction On Mono Way - MyMotherLode.com

Sidewalk And Retaining Wall Construction On Mono Way
MyMotherLode.com
The City of Sonora reports that concrete will be set in place for the new sidewalks, curb and gutter on the west end of the project. Construction of the new retaining wall on the north side of Mono Way will continue from Cameron Lane to Rogers Road.

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Damaged highway retaining wall has Carrollton's focus
Carrollton seeks a plan to repair or replace a damaged stone retaining wall overlooking a highway...


East Hag├ąt├▒a 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 Hag├ąt├▒a...


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 ...


Route 460 down to one lane in both directions near West Virginia border
Route 460 in both directions is down to one lane in Giles County because of a failed retaining wall...


Community wants action for crumbling wall
Residents of one Palmer Township community want to know who's going to fix a retaining wall that is breaking apart. Residents of the Villages at Mill Race say the wall started cracking a month ago. Some pieces have broken off, and the ground around the wall is eroding, but so far residents say no one is taking ownership of the retaining wall including Palmer Township. EURťTheyve checked with the ...


Wall failure reduces US 460 lanes in Giles County
SALEM, Va. (AP) EURö A retaining wall failure has reduced about a mile of U.S. 460 in Giles County to one lane in each direction...


Damaged highway retaining wall has Carrollton's focus - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Damaged highway retaining wall has Carrollton's focus
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Village officials, in their efforts to address the situation, recently hired surveyor David Bodo to determine the public right-of-way in regard to where the retaining wall structure meets the highway. WHAT TO DO? EURťCourse of action won't be determined .

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Retaining wall contravening bylaw allowed to remain
A retaining wall thats been in place for 20 years, contrary to a city bylaw, is not going anywhere...


Mangalore: Two houses damaged as retaining wall collapses
Mangalore, Jul 14: A retaining wall of a house collapsed and fell on another house below, leaving behind the other part of the house in danger. This incident occured at Bajjodi, Bikarnakatte on Monday July 14 at 6 in the morning. The house of which the ...


Repair timeline for Route 1 sidewalks in College Park comes under fire
But there is another potential delay for the project. The highway administration is asking College Park to build a six-foot-tall retaining wall in front of a business that sits along a steep portion of the road. Mazzara and other highway administration ...


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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What Is A Retaining Wall? - Wonderful Engineering
Different types of retaining wall work differently, however, the main consideration in designing and subsequently the working principle of a retaining wall is to overcome the pressure and moment being exerted by the entity that ...


East Hag├ąt├▒a 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 Hag├ąt├▒a...



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