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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Graffiti at WMU's East Hall declares: 'I miss the trees'
"It's done really well," noted a passerby...

Northport seeks alternative funds for sewage plant retaining wall after FEMA . - Newsday

Northport seeks alternative funds for sewage plant retaining wall after FEMA .
Newsday
Hours before superstorm Sandy's worst winds hit Long Island two Octobers ago, Northport Village workers scrambled to build a plywood retaining wall to keep the sewage treatment plant from flooding. The work saved Northport Harbor from being flooded .

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Council to vote on new fire chief, retaining wall - KRBD

KRBD

Council to vote on new fire chief, retaining wall
KRBD
Also Thursday, the Council will consider whether to move forward with a proposal to start repair work on a retaining wall in the Thomas Basin area in between the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show site and Stedman Street. Part of that retaining wall was .

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Wall damaged at Eugenia Falls
A retaining wall has been damaged at the Eugenia Falls Conservation Area...


SUV launches off a 30-foot retaining wall during crash - KCCI Des Moines

SUV launches off a 30-foot retaining wall during crash
KCCI Des Moines
Investigators said Stephenson then drove over a median, hit a sign and drove down an embankment launching off a 30-foot retaining wall ending up in a Nobbies store parking lot. Paramedics took Stephenson to the hospital with serious but non-life .

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SUV launches off a 30-foot retaining wall during crash
The SUV landed in a Nobbies store parking lot...


A man is dead after hitting a retaining wall in Sioux City this weekend - KTIV

Siouxland Matters

A man is dead after hitting a retaining wall in Sioux City this weekend
KTIV
The Sioux City Police Department says 68 year-old Sheldon Bomford of Sioux Falls, South Dakota was driving westbound at West 4th and Hamilton Streets. He lost control and hit a retaining wall at West 4th and Center. Police say he was transported from .
Man Dies After Sunday AccidentSiouxland Matters
Sioux Falls man killed in Sioux City collisionSioux City Journal

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$332k contract signed to fix retaining wall - BVI Beacon

BVI Beacon

$332k contract signed to fix retaining wall
BVI Beacon
During a brief ceremony at the Premier's Office, CW Minister Mark Vanterpool and representatives of Autland Heavy Equipment Company Ltd. signed several copies of the contract. Work is scheduled to begin shortly to replace nearly 60 feet of a retaining .

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B&D Rockeries Talks Style, Materials, and Function For Retaining Walls in Snohomish County in Their Latest Article
The latest article from B&D Rockeries, a local family-owned landscaping business from Everett, WA, highlights for homeowners the options that are available for building a home retaining wall. (PRWeb October 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/b-d-rockeries/retaining-wall-material/prweb12245662.htm..


SUV launches off a 30-foot retaining wall during crash
The SUV landed in a Nobbies store parking lot...


Land may be unsafe on Snows Drive in Wabush
Mayor believes there is not immediate risks to households in the area..


City eyes North Centrals plan for new dorm
College representatives have requested variances to city codes governing building height and bulk, and clearance for a retaining wall higher than normally allowed. The college wants to build the 229-bed dormitory on 5.7 acres southwest of Chicago Avenue ...


Eroded riverside wall at Otley to be repaired
WORK has finally started on repairing a section of riverside wall in Otley...


Land may be unsafe on Snows Drive in Wabush
Mayor believes there is not immediate risks to households in the area..


Council to vote on new fire chief, retaining wall
The Ketchikan City Council will decide Thursday whether to hire Unalaskas current fire chief, Abner Hoage, as the new City of Ketchikan fire chief. According to a memo from City Manager Karl Amylon, a screening committee reviewed 36 applications for the ...


Retaining Walls to be Reconstructed
Retaining Wall Reconstruction The existing retaining walls at the intersection of Moonlight Road and Lanesfield Street will be will be pulled down and reconstructed due to failures which have caused the walls to collapse in multiple locations. This work is ...


B&D Rockeries Talks Style, Materials, and Function For Retaining Walls in . - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

B&D Rockeries Talks Style, Materials, and Function For Retaining Walls in .
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
The newly released article from B&D Rockeries piggy-backs on another helpful article about retaining wall styles, moving on to address the best choices for retaining wall materials and design. The article talks about the planning, preparation .

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Driver hurt after SUV launches off a 30-foot retaining wall
A Bennington man is in the hospital after his SUV launches off a 30-foot retaining wall into a parking lot...


SUV launches off a 30-foot retaining wall during crash
A Nebraska man is in the hospital after his SUV launched off a 30-foot retaining wall into a parking lot Monday. Omaha police said Lance Stephenson, 29, was driving a Jeep Cherokee around 12:15 a.m. on 120th Street near West Center Road. Police said ...


Driver hurt after SUV launches off a 30-foot retaining wall
A Bennington man is in the hospital after his SUV launches off a 30-foot retaining wall into a parking lot...


B&D Rockeries Talks Style, Materials, and Function For Retaining Walls in Snohomish County in Their Latest Article
The latest article from B&D Rockeries, a local family-owned landscaping business from Everett, WA, highlights for homeowners the options that are available for building a home retaining wall. (PRWeb October 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/b-d-rockeries/retaining-wall-material/prweb12245662.htm..



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