retaining wall


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re·tain·ing wall

(rĭ-tā′nĭng)
n.
A wall built to hold back a mass of earth or water.

retaining wall

n
(Building) a wall constructed to hold back earth, loose rock, etc. Also called: revetment
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Noun1.retaining wall - a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)retaining wall - a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)
wall - a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"
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Coronato, RLA, ASLA, CPSI, "The Children's Area features two parallel, curved retaining walls totaling 140 linear feet, which double as amphitheater-style seating; a custom-designed steel pergola with a trellis; a paved section; a custom-patterned safety surface play area; a planted landscape section; an architectural steel fence with a gate; and a new underdrain stormwater management system.
3 million project to replace a retaining wall and shore up two eroding areas along a 13-mile stretch of the highway.
The company has not identified or received reports indicating any retaining walls in our other San Antonio communities have experienced the significant soil movement that resulted in damage to the retaining wall at the Hills at Rivermist, but we recognize that homeowners may have concerns.
During the inspection, Building Inspectors will conduct visual examinations of retaining walls and record structural conditions such as bulging, displaced material or leaning of the wall.
The retaining wall consists of approximately 265 LF of 6 -0 retaining wall, approximately 1,096 LF of 4 -8 retaining wall and approximately 140 LF of 3 -4 retaining wall as shown on the construction plans.
237990 Concrete seawall, wave protection, construction; Concrete earth retention system construction; Concrete gabion construction, Concrete retaining walls, anchored (e.
Two box culverts as well as 92 meters long retaining wall was also constructed in Baro Khel Kanda village.
The county is working to shore up a short stretch of Sweet Creek Road about 2 miles southwest of Mapleton, where an old retaining wall built in the 1970s is failing.
The 500 metre-long and three-metre high retaining wall was built in Hosni Tagab area of Darah Sauf Bala district, the rural rehabilitation and development director said.
The old retaining wall seemed to loom over the house; it was too tall for the patio, and ugly too.
He cautions that paths should not cut into the hillside and that homeowners should check with the city about permits before erecting any retaining walls.
Use retaining wall blocks for landscaping projects, including borders, flower beds, tree rings, or retaining walls.