natural slope


Related to natural slope: Slope stability

natural slope

n
(Civil Engineering) civil engineering the maximum angle at which soil will lie in a bank without slipping
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They are funnels, into which all the geographical, political, moral, and intellectual water-sheds of a country, all the natural slopes of a people, pour; wells of civilization, so to speak, and also sewers, where commerce, industry, intelligence, population,--all that is sap, all that is life, all that is the soul of a nation, filters and amasses unceasingly, drop by drop, century by century.
to overcome the lack of natural slope of the terrain and conservation min.
Retaining walls are designed to hold back soil that would move to a more natural slope or incline if the wall was not in place.
The contrast between the natural stone stairs following the natural slope of the landscape and the thin reinforced concrete slab spanning over six metres to form the canopy helps enhance this dual relationship.
His architectural ingenuity is no better showcased than in his brilliant use of the natural slope and contours of the property, offering panoramic vistas across the valley to the Pacific.
This is the most impressive part of the system and it suggests that the natural slope in its entirety was incorporated in the defensive scheme.
If you have a natural slope you can dig a drainage ditch to direct the water to a drain or soak it away.
Watching the sporting elite whizz down the world's longest natural slope is almost as exciting as watching them fly through the air at the bottom.
The green was not square, the natural slope of the tennis courts was followed and the philosophy adopted was that the core foundation was not important as long as good quality top soil was used.
The natural slope of the site allowed for the hospital to be developed with public and private sides of the 470, 000 square foot building.
Instead, create your waterfall on a natural slope or gently build up the ground to allow the water to cascade.
A four-storey, tiered car park, which is being built into the natural slope of the land, is due to be opened in August.