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Brown Bear Retains Dirt

 

Got dirt? Brown Bear can retain it. We offer complete retaining wall systems including concrete footings, wall structure, reinforcing steel, water-proofing, backfill and decorative facing. Owner Jim Brown works with customers and engineers to create long lasting, structural retaining walls. Give Jim a call at 541-659-9622 or fill out the request estimate form to get started on your retaining wall project today.

 

A Bit About Retaining Walls

 

Retaining walls provide lateral support to vertical slopes of soil. They retain soil which would otherwise collapse into a more natural shape. The most important consideration in proper design and installation of retaining walls is to recognize and counteract the tendency of the retained material to move downslope due to gravity. It is important to have proper drainage behind the wall in order to limit the pressure to the wall's design value. Drainage materials will reduce or eliminate the hydrostatic pressure and improve the stability of the material behind the wall. Walls higher that 4 feet or have excessive water drainage should be designed by an engineer to avoid future problems.

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