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                                                        Greg Smith
-----Original Message-----
From: vicpeng <vicpeng(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: Rockery Retaining Walls

>If you don't mind the typical 1:4 face slope this can be analyzed as a
>gravity wall.  If you require a vertical (or near) face then you will
>probably tend to a concrete block or concrete face reinforced earth type.
>It would appear that you need to be able to do it with minimum hardware so
>suggest designing with a face slope.  The site techniques will require a
>good mason or rock wall builder since type of rock and/or face patterns may
>determine style of assembly.  I have a simplified design analysis method if
>there are no more readily available sophisticated ones at hand.  For block
>or reinforced earth types you would be advised to consult a reputable
>contractor/supplier who has the appropriate experience.
>Thor Tandy  P.Eng  MCSCE
>Victoria BC
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rod Schenk <rs(--nospam--at)>
>To: seaint <seaint(--nospam--at)>
>Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 1:46 PM
>Subject: Rockery Retaining Walls
>>Has anyone ever designed a 17'-0" high 2 to 3 man rock rockery wall?  What
>>kind of problems do you get into at such height.  Any good literature on
>>designing such a wall and what would be good alternatives like
>>block, geo-grid, etc for such heights?