Retaining Walls, Stabilized Slopes, Excavations

In the next few posts, we will take a look at: Structures that are made to overcome elevations differences between two adjacent areas, which are called retaining structures, The methods to stabilize slopes (we had discussed the slope stabilization subject before here, as far as the basic theory behind it), Deep excavations, that need special […]

Retaining Structures

Retaining structures, most often called as retaining walls, are made to maintain difference of surface elevation between two sides of the wall, by restraining a certain material on the higher side, so that it does not fall over or slide to the lower side. We see retaining structures everywhere. They can be used to retain […]

Soil Stabilization

Soil stabilization is treating the subgrade material or subbase of a road so that it’s properties are improved. The improved properties are the ones we talked about in the previous section, ground improvement. The difference between soil stabilization and ground improvement is that soil stabilization deals with only improving characteristics of a subbase that will […]