Retaining Wall

Retaining walls can readily show distress caused by poor design or construction. Because the purpose of the structure is to support another structure or surface, failure of a retaining wall can lead to catastrophic results. Since the scale of damage can be so large due to failure, it is crucial that retaining walls be designed and constructed by professionals who are experienced and have a detailed understanding of the mechanics of a retaining wall. 

The following profiles highlight distress in retaining walls due to problems in design, construction, and maintenance.