Redi-Rock retaining walls look fantastic in residential development applications
Available Resources

Video: New Redi-Rock Design Resource Manual Available

The Redi-Rock Design Resource Manual or DRM has everything you would need to design a Redi-Rock retaining wall, including block sizes, design charts, construction details, and setback options.  The manual also includes case studies and […]

View of failed Baltimore retaining wall before soldier pile wall construction
Project Related

Hayward Baker Constructs Temporary Emergency Earth Retention for Landslide Repairs Near Train Tracks in Baltimore

Hayward Baker was among the contractors called in for emergency repairs to a failed retaining wall in Baltimore that destabilized a slope, causing a landslide that enveloped cars and threatened a railroad track below. The […]

A car damaged after a retaining wall failure in Baltimore
Failures

Baltimore landslide: Is it covered?

This is a different perspective on landslides than what I usually blog about on GeoPrac. This banking and insurance website blog post discusses what should and shouldn’t be covered on a car owner’s insurance policy. […]

Malcolm drilling crews setting up to drill secant pile shafts for TBM launch pit
Project Related

Digging deep to drill Highway 99 tunnel

Construction has started on the tunnel boring machine launch pit for the WSDOT SR 99 Tunnel Project (Viaduct Replacement). The 420 foot long pit is being constructed using secant pile retaining walls, with 2 rows […]

Portion of a failed 38-ft high modular block MSE retaining wall.
Failures

Retaining Wall Failure and Rebuild 6041

Another case study from RetainingWallExpert.com, this one for the failure of a 38-ft high geogrid-reinforced modular block MSE retaining wall. They note that the failure of the retaining wall follows their typical recipe, ‘Just Add […]