Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is a structure that holds or retains soil behind it. Built to prevent the earth behind it from moving. There are many types of materials that can be used to create retaining walls like concrete blocks, poured concrete, treated timbers, rocks or boulders. Some are easy to use, others have a shorter life span, but all can retain soil.

Types of Retaining Walls

An earth retaining structure can be considered to have the following types:

  • Gravity Walls
    • Reinforced Gravity Walls
      • Concrete Cantilever retaining wall
      • Counter-fort / Buttressed retaining wall
      • Precast concrete retaining wall
      • Prestressed retaining wall
  • Brick
  • Brick Masonry retaining wall
  • Stone
  • Reinforced Soil Walls
    • Reinforced Soil
    • Soil Nailing
  • Hybrid System
    • Anchored Earth
    • Tailed Gabion
    • Tailed Concrete Block
    • Miscellaneous


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