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Retaining Walls
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Information for Commercial Retaining


Walls
Retaining walls refer to those structures that are designed and
subsequently constructed with the objective of resisting that lateral
pressure of the soil in instances, some changes appears in the
elevation of the ground level, exceeding the repose angle for the
soil.

The Significance of the retaining walls

From the generic description stated above, the role played by the retaining
wall and its significance to the overall stability of the structure becomes
clear. Understanding the benefit of these structures, the designers give
good importance on it, irrespective the property is going to be used as a
residential accommodation or it would be put on commercial usages.

Coming to the perspective of the commercial projects, the need for raising
the retaining walls become more evident. It is obvious that the commercial
projects would involve greater areas and the building would be bigger,
thereby raising the threats of the lateral drifts to some major extents.
However, it is to be ensured that the need is given the most appropriate
solutions unless it would be no different than not to have applied it. This
article shall now discuss how the requirements of the retaining walls can be
given the most appropriate solutions.

The design of the retaining wall


Retaining walls are to be designed perfectly in line with the
structural plan of the construction. As the styles in designing vary in
between, so does the chances of that lateral slide, depending on the
specific orientation of the structures. As the basic purpose of these
walls is to check the slide of the soil from the foundation, its design
has to comply with the structure attribute of the main building.

Check the accumulation of water or flow


of uncontrolled water
The damping arising out of a constant accumulation of water or
waters flowing through the peripheries can be the worst of the
challenge to the stability of the retaining wall. Thus, it is necessary
that those instances are eliminated at the earliest so that the
structure of the walls do not get the week. If these damping factors
are not checked, rather than resisting the slide, it would get further
accelerated.

The choice of the building materials


The retaining walls are not only concrete structures, but in some
cases, it gets constructed with woods too. The suitability of the
building materials is to be determined as per the topographic
features, the size of the property, the soil characters, etc. Any
deviations from these points would destroy the money but for the
construction purpose.

Ensure that the best quality raw materials


are used
Irrespective of the type or the form of construction, it is primarily the
qualitative standard of the raw materials that determines the
strength and the life of the structure. This generic thumb rule would
hold relevance to the building of the retaining walls too, and
probably more critically, as the purpose of the construction is to add
more stability to the main structure.

Engage the best of the service provider


for the construction
The designing and the construction of the retaining walls require
special expertise as it is laid as a protective measure. Thus, it is
always advisable that the scope of actions pertaining to its design
and construction is strictly to be handed over to the parties who
specialize upon the said scope and hold a reputation for addressing
the requirements of the clients.
The most robust and the stable retaining walls can wonderfully
ensure the durability and the life of the main construction. Thus, one
has to ensure that the construction of the walls is done with
adherence to the ideal practices.

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engineering consultant and design firm in Daly City, CA, USA. Since
2008, has provided high quality and innovative structural
engineering services for thousands of commercial and residential
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