Constructing a Retaining Wall on Sliding Soils

ENGINEERING-DESIGN, Allan Block, Wall Failures
By Joseph Kowalski, P.E.
Nov 9, 2015 - 4:11:22 PM

The old retaining wall (which failed) was constructed on soils that were sliding downhill!  The rock was too deep to put the new retaining wall on the bedrock, so we drilled piers down to the bedrock to stop the hill from sliding and to support the new retaining wall.

This video shows you how to prevent a retaining wall failure when there are sliding soils!


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Joseph Kowalski, P.E.
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