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Fence Posts & MSE Retaining Walls

Fence Posts & MSE Retaining Walls

Fence Posts & MSE Walls Discussion by Joseph Kowalski, May 2014 A Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall often requires a fence or railing along the top of the wall.  Of course, the purpose of[Read More…]

Prescott AZ Retaining Wall Failure

Prescott AZ Retaining Wall Failure

In 2007, a retaining wall at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Prescott, Arizona began to fail.  This was a very tall retaining wall, and was very expensive to litigate and repair. There are[Read More…]

Retaining Wall Failure – Tulsa, Oklahoma Project 8036

Retaining Wall Failure – Tulsa, Oklahoma Project 8036

In 2008, a large retaining wall in Tulsa, Oklahoma failed.  The failure was attributed to a number of causes, all of them preventable by the retaining wall contractor. A geogrid reinforced retaining wall is[Read More…]