Drystone retaining walls and their modifications: condition appraisal and remedial treatment (C676)

This publication provides infrastructure owners, consulting engineers, contractors and maintenance managers with guidance on the management, condition appraisal, maintenance and repair of drystone retaining walls. It is based on a detailed review of published literature and infrastructure owners' procedures, consultation with experts and practitioners within the field. The purpose of this publication is to present good practice, provide a guide for routine management, recommend assessment, maintenance and repair strategies to give value for money and help knowledge sharing.

This publication is divided into ten chapters, each including information and guidance on particular aspects of drystone retaining walls, followed by appendices with detailed information for practitioners including case studies demonstrating good practice.

Keywords: transport infrastructure, asset management, inspection, assessment, stability,geotechnical design, environment

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ISBN: 978-0-86017-676-3

Author: O’Reilly, M and Perry, J

Number of pages: 200 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: March 2009