An example of a brick retaining wall

This retaining wall is probably the most tradional. Through lack of increases in wall thicknesses and improper provision of backfill drainage, this type of wall has established a history of structural failures.

The wall is usually not economical for retained heights above 1.2m however it is useful in matching the brickwork in adjacent buildings to create uniformity of appearance.

In any case, whenever a designer of a building needs advice on the best solution for retaining walls, please contact Kneebone & Beretta Group on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an engineer will get back for your assistance.