retaining wall

Retaining Wall Basics

by EVstudio AEP March 24, 2016

Retaining walls are used to retain a mass of earth that when left loose, will not retain itself under natural conditions.  Retaining walls appear in conditions where excavation or embankment is restricted by property, new or existing structure, or economy.  Typically retaining walls are constructed […]

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Engineered Retaining Walls for Harker Heights, Texas

by EVstudio AEP June 29, 2010

As a result of several retaining wall failures, the City of Harker Heights, Texas has established new criteria for retaining wall design.  The city has recently codified amendments to the 2006 International Building Code that specifically address retaining walls as follows: Section 1807.2 “Retaining Walls.”  […]

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