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What You Need to Know about Earth Retention and Retaining Walls

Written by admin on . Posted in Abatement protection, Concrete sidewalks, Retaining walls

It can be difficult to design a safe and effective earth retention system because of the complexities that can be involved, especially when either natural or man-made unstable slopes exist and considering existing adjacent structures and their needs. In order to build retaining walls greater than four feet in height, a person will need some engineering experience and will also have to be familiar with local building codes and their requirements. However, earth retention is typically worth it, as retaining methods have the potential to save $750 million every year in national repairs due to small landslides. Here’s what you need to know.

What Does Earth Retention Do?

Earth retention and storing systems are used to support excavation projects, to stabilize adjacent structures, fo