A retaining wall is a structure that holds back soil or rock from a building , structure or area. Retaining walls prevent downslope movement or erosion and prov ide support for vertical or near-vertical grade changes.
Retaining wall is a relatively rigid wall used for supporting the soil mass laterally so that the soil can be retained at different levels on the two sides.
More than ever, retaining walls are being seen not just as a functional requirement, but also as an opportunity to add interest to the overall property.
Weep holes are provided in masonry walls, retaining walls, underpasses, wing walls and other ground draining structure. Functions and advantages of weep holes are discussed. Weep holes provide an opening that allows the drainage of any moisture that may come from back of the wall through penetration, capillary action or leakage.
A retaining wall is a structure that retains holds back any material usually earth and prevents it from sliding or eroding away. It is designed so that to resist the material pressure of the material that it is holding back.
The main function of a Retaining wall is to separate two different angles of soil when a change in elevation is needed. And, while retaining walls are a very practical and necessary addition to homes in need of them, they also add value and aesthetic appeal to any property.
In determining the external stability of retaining walls, failure modes like bearing failure, sliding and overturning are normally considered in design. In considering the criterion of sliding, the sliding resistance of retaining walls is derived from the base friction between the wall base and the foundation soils.