Types Of Retaining Walls

ShannonLandscapingRetaining walls are important in properties since it can provide numerous benefits. For one, walls can help prevent strong winds and rain from destroying lawns and landscapes. These walls can also help prevent soil erosion and flooding. Finally, retaining walls can also provide an amazing appeal on your property. Because of this, it is important for homeowners to choose the right wall for their properties. Below are some of the following.

Cantilever Retaining Walls

Cantilever retaining walls are constructed of reinforced concrete. These walls consist of a relatively thin stem and a base slab. In addition, the base is also divided into two parts, the heel and toe. And, the heel is the part of the base under the backfill.

Counterfort Retaining Walls

Counterfort retaining walls are like cantilever walls except they have thin vertical concrete webs at regular intervals along the backside of the wall. These webs are known as counterforts.

Gravity Poured Concrete Retaining Walls

Gravity retaining walls usually depend on its own weight and any soil resting on the concrete in resisting lateral earth forces. They are generally economical up to 10 feet in height for cast concrete structures.

Semi-Gravity Retaining Walls

Semi-Gravity Retaining walls are a specialized form of gravity walls is a semi-gravity retaining wall. These have some tension reinforcing steel included so as to minimize the thickness of the wall without requiring extensive reinforcement.

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