retaining wall

  1. a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)
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How To Use retaining wall In A Sentence

  • Soil compaction is common in civil engineering practice mainly in highway and rail road works, run ways, earth dams, sanitary landfills and backfilling of excavations for substructures and retaining walls.
  • A common complaint is replacement of borderline fences and wood retaining walls.
  • The fireplace is part of a stuccoed retaining wall set into a hill at the rear of the property.
  • The swimming pool is set well down below a high retaining wall and surrounded by cypress hedges. The Education of a Gardener
  • This feature conceals a deep trench and a retaining wall that protect the building from errant drivers.
  • They added fill by the house to make a fairly level garden up top, and then nudged and added stone to build retaining walls and steps.
  • On the east side of the building, a double retaining wall supports leveling fill between the wall and bedrock.
  • He rebuilt the retaining walls as multiple tiers, with a bonus upper-level patio above a bank of stone steps.
  • For some moments I was lost in a succession of overbridges, retaining walls and manicured slopes along the gently winding superb new motorway.
  • Howsare writes that "the site has to be literally hacked out of a cliffside, which is then shored up with massive ugly retaining walls, which in turn face directly into people's tiny bedroom windows.
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