Retaining structures

Slopes are usually retained because of:

– Aesthetical view of landscape

– Prevention of slope failure, e.g. excavations, failingor poor shape slopes, etc.


Slopes can be retained with:

– Gabions

– Gravity walls

– Reinforced soil (geosynthetics)

– Bioengineering techniques


If it is a necessity to retain excavations (>1.5m depending of the soil) solutions are:


– Berliner wall

– Sheet-pile wall

– Continuous RC wall

– Secant wall


A range of combinations of different retaining structures could be also used.

Retaining structure type depends normally on soil properties and water table conditions.


Having difficulties choosing which in particular retainment structure type fits you needs?

Planning an excavation which needs to be retained?


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