Embankment design

Embankment design

We have experience of designing a range of embankments for various clients. Where space permits, it is often more appropriate to use embankments rather than retaining walls. This can be especially true in a school environment where the safety risks associated with falls from walls are important. We often assist landscape architects with the civil/structural side of their proposals.This includes embankment design and retaining walls. A flood embankment can have a larger construction footprint than a flood wall. It therefore...

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Retaining wall design

Retaining wall design

We have experience of retaining wall design for a wide range of private clients and landscaping architects. So what is a retaining wall? A retaining wall is a structure designed and constructed to resist the loading (lateral pressure of soil ) when there is a proposed change in ground elevation that exceeds the natural maximum angle the soil hold at (the angle of repose). Retaining walls often use expensive materials and can be slow to construct. They also can be considered to create a safety hazard, especially around schools....

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