Detention Basin Retaining Walls Stand Up Well to Hurricane Harvey

Redi-Rock gravity retaining walls at a detention pond in Houston

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in August of 2017, the Lumpkin Road detention pond flooded and receded multiple times and performed exactly as engineered. Some areas of Houston received 40 inches (1 meter) of rain in less than 48 hours, but there are no signs of movement or distress with the walls.  A case study of these 20-foot high detention basin gravity retaining walls is published on Redi-Rock’s website and was recently updated with the news of its successful performance during the epic flooding during Harvey.  Read the rest of the story from Redi-Rock.

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