Segmental retaining walls generally follow a routine design for construction. Factors that generally constitute a successful wall are as follows: a well compacted footer, the proper backfill, wall alignment as it is being built, and the use of reinforcement, such as geo-grid. However, each wall is designed or engineered according to many factors. These typically include: the height of the wall, the soil consistency, surcharge above the wall, what the wall is retaining, and the placement or location of the wall. A lasting retaining wall should always meet these factors and any other factor that could jeopardize the success of the wall’s intentions on a case by case situation.
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