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Restoring a Sandy Basin with Articulating Concrete Block

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Flood control is of great concern for many communities. In Contra Costa County, articulating concrete blocks were integral in the large Upper Sand Creek Basin Restoration Project. The basin works in conjunction with other facilities in the watershed to temporarily hold floodwaters waters from an extreme rainstorm and release them …

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How can SRWs be used in Residential Applications?

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A guide for residential segmental retaining wall systems Segmental retaining walls (SRWs) can be used in any number of applications. Residential projects can range from a structural application, which may include extending a patio, or creating space for a pool, to a non-structural application, such as planters, fire pits, or …

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A Harmonious Connection Thrives with CMU

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  After six years of construction, El Do is finally complete. This house is a one-level structure with a garage loft, located at La Jolla Shores in San Diego, CA. Even though this house has been totally renovated, its design story has not changed, and the floor plan remains intact. But, …

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Creating a Tranquil Outdoor Living Space with SRWs

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Two-Wall System Tames a Steep Slope Natural views to the back were inviting, but space was at a premium. The solution was to create a series of terraces and travertine patios supported by segmental retaining walls with architectural finishes that emulate stone. Large sandstone boulders are scattered about as accents. …

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