October 11, 2018

Best Practices for Zero Retaining Wall Failures - Wall Rock for Reinforced Corners and Curved Walls


Wall Rock placement must change when you have curves or corners in your retaining wall to aid in compaction and wall stability

For inside curved and inside cornered walls, the minimum wall rock specified should follow Best Practices Section 6.4 (paragraph a) and Section 8.2 for Tall Wall applications.

For outside curved and outside cornered walls, additional depth of wall rock should be specified to promote greater stability in these areas. Additional depth of wall rock is dependent on the total height of the wall and should be a minimum of half the wall height. (ref. BP, Chapter 7.3)

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