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Free standing walls should not exceed the 2:1 ratio

Walls less than the 2:1 ratio need internal supports to prevent collapse

Std retaining walls should not exceed the 2:1 ratio

Retaining walls with additional loads on top of them, e.g. driveways, banks, buildings, will require extra thickness, and possibly an engineer's design.

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Gabion support posts must extend to at least 1.5 x Depth from the top of the gabion basket

Gabion support posts spacing should be no greater than 3 feet apart.

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Hollow steel posts need to be capped to prevent water entry

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Gabion support posts need to strong enough that they do not snap or bend under the load of the gabion wall.

An engineer's design will take precedence, over these guidelines.


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