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:

 

5 workers killed in Makkah as wall collapses
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...


Utility worker falls from ladder, hits wall
A utility worker was injured Wednesday when he fell from a ladder and hit a retaining wall, according to police...


Utility worker falls from ladder, hits wall
A utility worker was injured Wednesday when he fell from a ladder and hit a retaining wall, according to police...


Failing retaining wall forces closure of Brattleboro road - Brattleboro Reformer

Failing retaining wall forces closure of Brattleboro road
Brattleboro Reformer
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. Barrett ordered the road closed Friday .

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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...


Truck Crash Leaves Hole in Retaining Wall - NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San Diego

Truck Crash Leaves Hole in Retaining Wall
NBC 7 San Diego
A tractor trailer collided with a retaining wall along State Route 125 Monday and left a gaping hole. The damage can be seen along SR-125 near Interstate 8. California Highway Patrol officers said the semi drove off the road and plowed into the .

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PHOTOS: Retaining wall do-over - Kansas.com

Kansas.com

PHOTOS: Retaining wall do-over
Kansas.com
Workers reconstruct the retaining wall along the Arkansas River south of the Lincoln street dam. Heavy rains a year ago caused erosion to soil underneath sidewalk along the east bank just south of the dam. The contractor who build the retaining wall .

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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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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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San Jose: Passenger killed in freeway ramp collision
A woman was killed early Saturday morning when she was thrown over a retaining wall in a collision on the I-680/101 interchange, according to the California Highway Patrol...


House in Miyake / Hidetaka Nakahara Architects + Yoshio Ohno Architects
From the architect. This house has been built and as across the site, which is separated by a retaining wall of 4m height. The site is divided,one of the grounds by the retaining wall caused by construction for the purpose of sale of land, it was the site ...


Police offer reward in hunt for 2 suspects in pizza shop robbery
3, 1:53am, 600 block Davidson Gateway EUR A Detroit man driving a 2010 Freightliner semi-truck owned by Godo Trucking LLC was attempting to back up in the parking lot of the Rushco Gas Station and didnt see the retaining wall on his right side...


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. Barrett ordered the road closed Friday after ...


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...


San Jose: Woman dies after being knocked off 101/I-680 ramp following crash
A woman was killed early Saturday morning when she was thrown over a retaining wall in a collision on the I-680/101 interchange, according to the California Highway Patrol...


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

NBCNews.com

Car Dangles From Unlikely Perch After Skid in Los Angeles
NBCNews.com
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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Dredging, retaining wall to give Englewood residents relief from flooding - News 12 New Jersey

Dredging, retaining wall to give Englewood residents relief from flooding
News 12 New Jersey
Dredging, retaining wall to give Englewood residents relief from flooding. Updated September 5, 2014 8:24 PM. Officials in Englewood say they will be dredging a section of Overpeck Creek and Miller's Pond in the coming months, in an effort to minimize .

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5 workers killed in Makkah as wall collapses
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...


Interstate 49 Retaining Wall At Lowell To Be Rebuilt
FAYETTEVILLE -- Portions of a reinforced concrete wall dividing the north and south lanes of Interstate 49 near the Lowell exit will have to be repaired or replaced, state highway officials said Thursday. Inspectors recently found problems with about 1,200 ...


Cop 'slumped' during rush hour crash
A runaway police car with an officer slumped behind the wheel sounded like an "explosion" when it crashed through a wall and flew into trees in front of a house. read more..


Retaining Wall of Water Channel on Jalan Abdul Muis Concreted
The retaining wall of water channel on Jalan Abdul Muis, Gambir, Central Jakarta, is damaged due to old age. To repair it, local Water Management Public Works Sub-Department is changing its material from initially river stones to concrete. " The retaining ...


Car Crashes Into Retaining Wall In Wilkinsburg - CBS Local

CBS Local

Car Crashes Into Retaining Wall In Wilkinsburg
CBS Local
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) EUR Police were on the scene of a crash where a car went into a retaining wall. It happened in Wilkinsburg near the intersection of Thomas Street and North Trenton Avenue. A male driver was reportedly trapped inside and unconscious .

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Interstate 49 Retaining Wall At Lowell To Be Rebuilt - Northwest Arkansas News

Northwest Arkansas News

Interstate 49 Retaining Wall At Lowell To Be Rebuilt
Northwest Arkansas News
STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES EURó @NWATONYR Crews with APAC remove a section of a reinforced concrete wall Thursday dividing the north and south lanes of Interstate 49 near the Lowell exit. The sections are being replaced after state inspectors saw .

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INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, workers, left, inspect an area outside a retaining wall. FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, actress Jessica Alba is seen, in New York. The powerful. FILE - In this June 12, 2013 file photo, Senate Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health...


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...



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