Retaining Walls with Vegetated Face

This is a 30-foot high, 1200-foot long, 45-degree slope that has a vegetated face, constructed in 1999.  It is now heavily vegetated.  The slope was constructed as part of the Rookwood Commons shopping center in Norwood, Ohio.

Lean clay fill was used as the infill material, which was possible because the slope was battered back at 45 degrees.  A soil laboratory testing program was performed to pre-qualify the soil used.  Field monitoring included piezometers, inclinometers, settlement plates and nuclear density testing.

Joseph Kowalski, P.E.
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