a stacked stone retaining wall relies on its own weight, its setback, leverage and the wall’s mass to stand up. this is known as a gravity wall.it’s a matter of physics and good engineering
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note key elevations, lot lines, utilities, structures, vegetation, etc. conditions above and behind the wall will determine how high the retaining wall can go before reinforcement is needed. soils. the soils used below and behind the wall are a critical part of the total retaining wall structure.
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how to determine if you need an engineer for a retaining wall design. most municipalities require a building permit and a design from a licensed engineer if your wall is taller than 4 feet high (measured from the bottom of the first block to the top of the last block).
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that's because most residential retaining walls have poor drainage, and many aren't built to handle the hillside they're supposed to hold back. even small retaining walls have to contain enormous loads. a 4-foot-high, 15-foot-long wall could be holding back as much as 20 tons of saturated soil.
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homeowners in north fort worth are fighting to keep their family safe. a 15-foot retaining wall in their backyard is on the verge of collapsing and they say no one is stepping up to help them.
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encouraging your team to delve into creative projects can also stave off burnout, said renee orser, vice president of engineering at ns1. "when people are constantly racing to a finish line, jobs