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:

 

Failing walls
BISBEE EUR” After the heavy rains last week and the number of retaining walls that failed on private properties, the city plans to inspect walls and hand out a few notices. Joe Ward, building inspector, said in an interview Thursday, EURśThe city has to take action on some of these walls for the publics safety. One could kill somebody and the city has to take a more proactive approach.EURť He was ...


Great Wall Steed Gets Updated for 2015
AUTO CENTRAL, UK -- Sept. 24, 2014: Latest generation Steed offers better value and higher specification Improved quality throughout Three models in UK line-up Euro 5 compliant Six year / 125,000 mile warranty On sale 1 October 2014, priced from 14,998 (CVOTR) Two years after commencing volume vehicle sales in Britain with its value for money Steed pick-up, Great Wall Motors is launching the ...


Vehicle hits retaining wall in NE Kansas City, two ambulances called to the scene - KSHB

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Vehicle hits retaining wall in NE Kansas City, two ambulances called to the scene
KSHB
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A vehicle hit a home's retaining wall near Lexington and Bellefontaine in northeast Kansas City Friday. Two ambulances were called to the scene. There were no serious injuries reported from the accident. Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, .

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SB Lodge Freeway closes Friday night in Detroit
The closure began at 8 p.m. Friday. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the southbound Lodge Freeway retaining wall between Meyers and McNichols roads requires immediate repair to ensure the safety of motorists on the freeway...


Probe ordered into Makkah disaster that killed 6 laborers
Civil defense and construction workers used heavy equipment to dig for workers buried under a collapsed retaining wall at a construction project in Makkah on Wednesday...


Crumbling retaininer walls worry Missoula residents
MISSOULA - Every spring we watch the rivers around Missoula rise - and for some homeowners we're watching how close water is getting to our backyards...


Work to widen US 89 south of Jackson planned
The project involves building a 1,000-foot-long retaining wall. The wall will provide enough room to add shoulders and a pathway along the road south of a new bridge over the Hoback River. The road work will require closing one lane of the highway for a ...


Property owners sue Torrington over retaining wall issue - Waterbury Republican American

Property owners sue Torrington over retaining wall issue
Waterbury Republican American
19, the commission ordered the owners, 76-80 E. Pearl St. LLC EUR” Which is owned by Michael A. Morgan and Sandra Morgan of New Hartford EUR” to temporarily stabilize the retaining wall to prevent erosion. They also were ordered to submit a temporary .

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Eight families forced out of homes they had lived in for 30 years
A retaining wall at the construction site had also collapsed. The residents affected, who stay on the far side, say the builder has dug about 75 ft. The builder, however, says the foundation only goes down 25 ft Construction of an apartment complex had ...


Great Wall Steed Gets Updated for 2015
AUTO CENTRAL, UK -- Sept. 24, 2014: Latest generation Steed offers better value and higher specification Improved quality throughout Three models in UK line-up Euro 5 compliant Six year / 125,000 mile warranty On sale 1 October 2014, priced from 14,998 (CVOTR) Two years after commencing volume vehicle sales in Britain with its value for money Steed pick-up, Great Wall Motors is launching the ...


Water gushes through cracked retaining wall on SW Freeway
HOUSTON -- Water gushing out of a cracked retaining wall on the Southwest Freeway caught the attention of drivers on Wednesday. The cracks running across and down the wall between Dunlavy and Shepherd had some people concerned about a collapse. Texas ...


Failing retaining wall forces closure of Brattleboro road
BRATTLEBORO -- Public Works Director Steve Barrett said Lower Green Street is going to remain closed while engineers determine the extent of the damage to the enormous retaining wall that supports the street...


Failing walls
BISBEE EUR” After the heavy rains last week and the number of retaining walls that failed on private properties, the city plans to inspect walls and hand out a few notices. Joe Ward, building inspector, said in an interview Thursday, EURśThe city has to take action on some of these walls for the publics safety. One could kill somebody and the city has to take a more proactive approach.EURť He was ...


Retaining Wall Installation on Westlake Avenue (near the Fremont Bridge) - Ballard News Tribune

Retaining Wall Installation on Westlake Avenue (near the Fremont Bridge)
Ballard News Tribune
Throughout much of the month of September, the Seattle Department of Transportation will be installing a retaining wall on the hillside above the west side of Westlake Avenue North, about a third of a mile south of the Fremont Bridge (about a hundred .

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Sharpsburg police save man trapped in car, teetering on edge
Sharpsburg police officers are credited with saving a driver's life after his car teetered over a retaining wall...


Property owners sue Torrington over retaining wall issue
TORRINGTON EUR” The owners of a residential property on East Pearl Street are suing the city's Inland Wetland Commission after the owners were ordered to repair damages to a retaining wall along the Naugatuck river. On Aug. 19, the commission ordered the ...


Car runs into retaining wall in Columbia
A man is recovering after the car he was driving ran into a retaining wall in Columbia. It happened around 11:30 Saturday morning. Emergency crews responded to a car crash on Business Loop 70. Deon Jones was driving a friend's car when he crashed into a ...


Sharpsburg police save man trapped in car, teetering on edge
Sharpsburg police officers are credited with saving a driver's life after his car teetered over a retaining wall...


16 Curb Appeal: Installing a stone retainer wall
Our 16 Curb Appeal project is making good progress. Crews removed a tree and the old shrubs. And now it's time for the installation of new plants...

Failing retaining wall forces closure of Brattleboro road
BRATTLEBORO -- Public Works Director Steve Barrett said Lower Green Street is going to remain closed while engineers determine the extent of the damage to the enormous retaining wall that supports the street...


$10M project to widen section of US 89 south of Jackson to begin next year
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1pwhMUP) the project involves building a 1,000-foot-long retaining wall. The wall will provide enough room to add shoulders and a pathway along the road south of a new bridge over the Hoback River...


Hoback road reconstruction contract signed
Construction of a 1,000-foot section of retaining wall extending south from the new Hoback bridge is scheduled to begin this fall or next spring, according to a $10 million contract awarded last week...


Crumbling retaininer walls worry Missoula residents
MISSOULA - Every spring we watch the rivers around Missoula rise - and for some homeowners we're watching how close water is getting to our backyards...


Water gushes through cracked retaining wall on SW Freeway - KHOU

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Water gushes through cracked retaining wall on SW Freeway
KHOU
HOUSTON -- Water gushing out of a cracked retaining wall on the Southwest Freeway caught the attention of drivers on Wednesday. The cracks running across and down the wall between Dunlavy and Shepherd had some people concerned about a collapse .

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Probe ordered into Makkah disaster that killed 6 laborers
Civil defense and construction workers used heavy equipment to dig for workers buried under a collapsed retaining wall at a construction project in Makkah on Wednesday...



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