Retaining Wall For Steep Slope

If building a retaining wall in gradually sloping area is challenging enough, how much more with steeper slopes of 45 to even 60 degrees inclination. This is almost a cliff you are going to tackle with a retaining wall. The most appropriate retaining wall for a steep slope is poured concrete.

Steep slopes are usually wider and higher in terms of area; otherwise the landowner could just have it flattened by a bulldozer if the area is small. The large volume of soil needed to be held back by a retaining wall in steeper slopes necessitates the use of stronger material that could only be in the form poured concrete with rebar. A little bit of engineering and architectural design acumen may even be needed.

The main purpose of holding back a steep slope is to prevent it from eroding or, worse, caving in. An engineering feat to hold back the soil with a retaining wall for a steep slope is needed to safeguard properties and lives that are in the way if a cave in should happen. But, the retaining wall could also be used to construct embankment that supports a structure that hangs on the steep slope, like an outdoor patio or steps for example. This is one way to maximize land use in an otherwise useless steep slope.

Constructing a retaining wall for a steep slope needs wider and deeper trenches, and structural design and engineering. Only professional contractors can build a really dependable steep slope retaining wall; 'do-it-yourselfers' need to hand in their control over to the right people. You also need to get permission from your local building code authorities for a work as big as this.

So, maximize your land use and safeguard your property and your life if you have a steep slope in your property by constructing a retaining wall for a steep slope. You may need to dish in some amount of money but the investment is definitely well worth it.

 

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

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Car Dangles From Unlikely Perch After Skid in Los Angeles
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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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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
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 ...


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...


Crumbling Wall, Sinking Street Cause Concern
SCRANTON EUR” A disagreement between Scrantons Department of Public Works and a homeowner now has neighbors in south Scranton worried about their safety. It all has to do with a crumbling retaining wall that is taking a city road with it. While Scrantons DPW and a homeowner on Cedar Avenue are pointing fingers at each [EUR¦]..


Crumbling Wall, Sinking Street Cause Concern
SCRANTON EUR” A disagreement between Scrantons Department of Public Works and a homeowner now has neighbors in south Scranton worried about their safety. It all has to do with a crumbling retaining wall that is taking a city road with it. While Scrantons DPW and a homeowner on Cedar Avenue are pointing fingers at each [EUR¦]..


Riverbank retaining wall stalled near Chelmsford condos
CHELMSFORD -- Construction of a retaining wall along the Merrimack River to help fight erosion along the Williamsburg condominium complex may be delayed for as long as a year as the Federal Emergency Management Agency requires more information from grant ...


Retaining Wall Dispute - WSIL TV

Retaining Wall Dispute
WSIL TV
MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon couple is taking on city hall after a wall collapse raises safety concerns in their neighborhood. That retaining wall fell down six months ago, blocking a city sidewalk along a busy thoroughfare in Mt. Vernon. Residents say .

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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."..


Driver Hits Retaining Wall on L Street Bridge - KMTV

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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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Bendersville moves ahead with Park Street repairs
Bendersville Council Tuesday decided to move forward with repairs to a retaining wall along Park Street. The wall and adjacent sidewalk has been a topic of concern for several months. In June council opted to close the sidewalk in front of 125-131 Park St ...


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...


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


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 ...


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..


Retaining Wall Dispute
MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon couple is taking on city hall after a wall collapse raises safety concerns in their neighborhood. That retaining wall fell down six months ago, blocking a city sidewalk along a busy thoroughfare in Mt. Vernon. Residents say 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 ...


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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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...

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 ...


Property owner defends filled 'tire wall' on her land
ROCKINGHAM -- The owner of the property containing the so-called "tire wall" that has generated controversy throughout town has filled the tires with material to prevent them from becoming cesspools of bugs and bacteria and hopes the issue is closed...



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