What is a retaining wall? Retaining wall is a structure that are designed and constructed to withstand lateral pressure of soil or hold back soil materials. The lateral pressure could be also due to earth filling, liquid pressure, sand, and ...
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Construction of concrete block retaining walls, with step by step process, materials, advantages, applications and its construction inspection are discussed.
Weep holes are provided in masonry walls, retaining walls, underpasses, wing walls and other ground draining structure. Functions and need of weep holes.
Various measures to prevent retaining wall distress and failures shall be taken for safety and stability. Methods to prevent distress in retaining wall is discussed.
Soldier pile wall consists of steel beams and is used to retain earth backfill temporarily at construction sites. Components and design of soldier pile retaining wall is discussed.
Geogrid segmental retaining wall is used where tall wall is required. Details and design of geogrid segmental retaining wall with calculations is described.
Seismic design of retaining wall is considerably complicated problem in which assumptions have to be considered in order to make indeterminable issue solvable employing theory of statics and differential calculus. The computation of each static and dynamic pressure acting on ...
Generally, the term retaining wall failure do not referred to the total failure or collapse but rather describes signs and indications by which failure possibilities and wall instability could be predicted and can be saved if dealt with properly. Retaining ...