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.

 

Retaining Wall News:

 

Wall collapse leads to Montgomery County road closure (Photos)
A retaining wall collapsed near Gaithersburg on Sunday, forcing evacuations and a road closure...


Wall collapse leads to Montgomery County road closure
A retaining wall collapsed near Gaithersburg on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of three people from two homes and forcing the closure of a road...


Retaining Wall Project North of Gaviota Tunnel to Begin Monday - Noozhawk

Retaining Wall Project North of Gaviota Tunnel to Begin Monday
Noozhawk
A project to perform maintenance on a retaining wall on Highway 101 from south of the Nojoqui Summit to north of the Gaviota Tunnel will begin Monday, April 14. The No. 3 lane of northbound Highway 101 will be closed for one-half mile, about one mile .
Gaviota Tunnel Retaining Wall ProjectSanta Barbara Edhat

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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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Man killed riding ATV over retaining wall in Grant County
A Lancaster man was killed on Thursday after he drove an all-terrain vehicle over a three-foot high retaining wall...


Shea Concrete ReCon Retaining Wall Completed for Massachusetts Nonprofit
Retaining Wall Project Now Finished for Opportunity Works Facility (PRWeb March 31, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11720133.htm..


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...


Section of retaining wall near levee collapses
KINGSTON - A fallen section of a retaining wall next to the levee does not affect the flood system's structure but needs to be repaired quickly, Kingston Administrator Paul Keating said. A section of the privately owned wall fell Sunday close to the ...


Bucks Co - Fleecy Dale Rd Project
updated December 4, 2013 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation closed Fleecy Dale Road between Fretz Mill Road and Route 32 (River Road) in Solebury Township, Bucks County, for the construction of a new 300-foot retaining wall to stabilize and support the roadway.                                   In conjunction with this closure, PennDOT today reopened Fleecy Dale Road between Fretz ...


Retaining wall partially collapses; family blaming Rea Road widening project.
The Stojanovic family has lived in their Charlotte home on Twynham Lane since 1996. They say their backyard - with a pool and basketball court - was one of their favorite places until this week when a retaining wall partially collapsed...

Board ponders fate of $240k backyard wall
In a city where officials say people are too often building first and asking permission later, Albert Pinkhasov and the $240,000, three-tiered retaining wall he built in his backyard on Lovett Street in Newton could be where the line in the sand is drawn...


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...


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...


Gaithersburg retaining wall collapses, focring evacuations and road closures - WJLA

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Gaithersburg retaining wall collapses, focring evacuations and road closures
WJLA
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County officials say two Gaithersburg homes were evacuated and a nearby road is closed after a retaining wall collapsed amid a weekend of heavy rain. Continue reading. Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer .
Retaining wall collapse in Gaithersburg forces evacuation of two homesGazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Retaining Wall Collapses; 2 Houses Evacuated, Street ClosedPatch.com
Gaithersburg rock wall collapses, leaves road closedW*USA 9
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POOR DESIGN CAUSED WALL COLLAPSE ON HOMEOWNER
The woman suffered a broken jaw, a double fracture to her right ankle, plus cuts and bruises, when she was struck by the collapse of the 2m earth-retaining wall. Kirklees Magistrates heard (9 April) sentenced Lee Marsden, director of MWK Group LLP ...


Wall collapse leads to closure of Mont. Co. road
A retaining wall collapsed near Gaithersburg on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of three people from two homes and forcing the closure of a road...


Section of retaining wall near levee collapses - Citizens Voice

Section of retaining wall near levee collapses
Citizens Voice
KINGSTON - A fallen section of a retaining wall next to the levee does not affect the flood system's structure but needs to be repaired quickly, Kingston Administrator Paul Keating said. A section of the privately owned wall fell Sunday close to the .

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Retaining wall collapses
This might have been "earth-shaking" news. When a retaining wall collapsed at Morgan Oak and Spanish streets, G.D. Fronabarger recorded the scene with his camera. We don't know if the photo made the newspaper so we don't know when it was taken. Below is ...


Man killed riding ATV over retaining wall in Grant County
A Lancaster man was killed after he drove an all-terrain vehicle over a three-foot high retaining wall. Mark Addison, 55, died at the scene on Coon Hollow Road in the town of Liberty in Grant County, the Grant County Sheriff's Office said in a news release...


Man killed riding ATV over retaining wall in Grant County
A Lancaster man was killed on Thursday after he drove an all-terrain vehicle over a three-foot high retaining wall...


Construction on retaining wall on Highway 101 begins Monday - KSBY San Luis Obispo News

Construction on retaining wall on Highway 101 begins Monday
KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Construction on a retaining wall on Highway 101 starts Monday in the area south of Nojoqui Summit to the area north of the Gaviota Tunnel. The number three lane on the northbound side of Highway 101 will be closed for half a mile, about a mile north of .

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Retaining wall partially collapses; family blaming Rea Road widening project.
The Stojanovic family has lived in their Charlotte home on Twynham Lane since 1996. They say their backyard - with a pool and basketball court - was one of their favorite places until this week when a retaining wall partially collapsed...


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...


Condominium gets protective wall extension
Two years after a shoreline emergency was declared due to eroding duress at the beachfront adjacent to Leonardo Arms condominiums, another extension for a temporary sandbag wall has been given to allow more time for an upland retaining wall to be ...



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