retaining wall


: a wall that is built to keep the land behind it from sliding

Examples of retaining wall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officers continued to chase the Sonata until the driver lost control and crashed into a retaining wall, police said. Don Sweeney, Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb. 2024 During a meeting on Thursday, commission members authorized the demolition of the two-story house under the conditions that came recommended by city staff, including a requirement that crews performing the demolition work avoid damaging the existing stone retaining wall and piers. Joseph Flaherty,, 11 Dec. 2023 But perhaps his most audacious creation is a three-acre lake, big enough to canoe in, which was built by fixing a retaining wall against sloped land fed by two brooks. Curbed, 29 Dec. 2023 For example, a patio can be separated from a planter by a metal divider or retaining wall, but a more gradual transition can be achieved by installing a gravel strip to create a slow gradient and relaxed flow into the new space. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 19 Oct. 2023 The application for demolition said the stone retaining wall and piers would be preserved and landscaping work performed after the removal of the debris. Joseph Flaherty,, 11 Dec. 2023 What actually happened: Margate residents had resisted the project, arguing that an existing retaining wall was sufficient and that dune construction would cause drainage problems for the seaside town. Tony Schick, ProPublica, 17 Nov. 2023 This is a good choice for covering a concrete retaining wall. Rita Pelczar, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Feb. 2023 In the font of the home, a porch, brand-new retaining wall, stairs, and fresh landscaping were also added. Eric Todisco, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Retaining wall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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