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Terraced Retaining wall Suggetions

Terraced Retaining wall Suggetions

Terraced Retaining wall Suggetions


I have a backyard that needs terracing. The slope is approximatel 1 on 1. The dimensions are 60 feet wide and 30 feet high. There are water seeps in the hill and a drainage channel that runs down the middle. The water flows during the Spring and I would like to build walls that can retain the soil and allow the groundwater to be releived and provide a drain to accomodate the Spring rains. The soils are silty sands and there is bedrock present within the hill. Any suggestions on the best type of walls to be constructed for these parameters? Each wall would be 4 to 5 feet in height. Also can a type of planting be recommended for each terrace? The location is New York, near NYC.


John G.


RE: Terraced Retaining wall Suggetions

There are numerous precast segmental retaining walls on the market that may suit your purpose.  These include:
1.  Anchor Wall Systems   www.anchorwall.com
2.  Versa-Lok Retaining Wall Systems   1-800-770-4525
3.  Genesis System/Keystone Retaining Wall System   1-800-292-4458


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