A retaining wall is a structure that retains (holds back) any material (usually earth) and prevents it from sliding or eroding. It is designed to resist the material pressure of the material that it is holding back.

Types of Retaining Wall

An earth-retaining structure can be considered to have the following types:

  1. Gravity Walls
    • Reinforced Gravity Walls
      1. Concrete Cantilever retaining wall
      2. Counter-fort / Buttressed retaining wall
      3. Precast concrete Ret wall
      4. Pre-stressed retaining wall
  2. Brick
    • Brick masonry retaining wall
  3. Stone
  4. Reinforced Soil Walls
    • Reinforced Soil
    • Soil Nailing
  5. Hybrid System
    • Anchored Earth ret wall
    • Tailed Gabion
    • Tailed Concrete Block
    • Miscellaneous

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