Retaining walls: a building guide and design gallery

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Schiffer Pub., Jul 1, 2003 - Architecture - 126 pages
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Whether it's a challenging hillside, an uneven backyard, or a shrubless plot in need of planters, this book will provide information to solve any landscaping dilemma while adding curb appeal and value to your property. The National Concrete Masonry Association presents the essential guide to constructing segmental retaining walls with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and charts for do-it-yourself homeowners and landscape contractors alike. From the fundamentals to the latest research and modern techniques in segmental retaining wall construction, this colorful and inspiring gallery of design suggestions accompanies the expertly written step-by-step guide, and offers a plethora of landscaping ideas The exciting and attractive colors, textures, and styles of segmental retaining wall units available and will inspire great new designs for all landscape styles.

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From the builder's standpoint, the ideal home site would be level and well drained. As very few sites achieve that ideal, technology must come to the rescue, and retaining walls are one of the best ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
Basics
12
Segmental Retaining Wall Maintenance
25
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