A retaining wall is a structure that is designed and constructed to withstand the lateral pressure of soil or hold back soil materials. The lateral pressure could be also due to earth filling, liquid pressure, sand, and other granular materials behind the retaining wall structure. There are various types of retaining wall structures that are used for numerous goals.

Types of Retaining Walls

  1. Gravity Retaining Wall
  2. Crib Retaining Wall
  3. Gabion Retaining Walls
  4. Cantilever Retaining Wall
  5. Counter-fort / Buttressed Retaining Wall
  6. Anchored Retaining Wall
  7. Piled Retaining Wall
  8. Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Retaining wall
  9. Hybrid Systems

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