Retaining Walls

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Retaining Walls
1010401Retaining WallsRetaining walls can be used to stabilize an earth embankment and protect it from erosion, create terraces in a sloping yard, build a tree well, or build raised planting beds. Retaining walls may be built of brick, concrete, concrete block, or stone. Some designs incorporate reinforcing steel and others rely soley on gravity to resist soil pressures. Newer systems of special concrete masonry retaining wall blocks have greatly simplified the design and installation of retaining walls, and there are a number of proprietary products available.
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Christine Beall: Masonry and Concrete. Retaining Walls, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001), AccessEngineering Export