October 25, 2018

Best Practices for Zero Retaining Wall Failures - Increased Forces in Lower Portions of Walls


As retaining walls increase in height the active earth forces also increase in the lower portion of the wall. Therefore, you may want to consider in taller walls to increase the strength of the lower geogrid layers or decrease the grid spacing to accommodate the higher design forces. (ref. BP, Chapter 8.4)

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