Hydrostatic Relief Drains – Problems occur when weep holes in seawalls, retaining walls, and bulkhead panels either get clogged, or don’t allow the groundwater to escape, or the weep holes are free from the filter fabric and this allows the soil and landfill to escape through them and into the water. The weep holes are there to relieve hydrostatic pressure put upon the seawall, retaining wall, and bulkhead by the groundwater developing on the landward side of the wall.
The hydrodynamic pressure of perched water and seepage water causes loss of landfill without the proper erosion control system. Weep holes reduce soil erosion from occurring to maintain the dignity of the owner’s property. Therefore, the functions are to keep the soil and land in and allow the water, from the landward side, out.
Wall Anchor Systems For Retaining Walls
Retaining walls are used to prevent erosion and support properties that have steep slopes. Retaining walls can fail because of a variety of reasons, the most common being improper reinforcement. This is where deadman anchors come in. Deadman anchors use concrete block and tie rods to support or pull back failing retaining walls. The process works in two steps.
- First, poured concrete blocks are placed 10 to 15 feet away from the retaining wall.
- Then, tie rods are attached to the blocks and connected to the retaining wall.
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