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Maximum Wall Heights for a Gravity Retaining Wall    Gravity wall chart

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Gravity Wall Chart

Use the chart below to find the maximum height that your retaining wall can be built before reinforcement is required. Typically most soils will be considered clay. For sand conditions outlined in the table the soil must be a clean, granular material. Learn more on soil types.

Maximum Wall Heights - Gravity Retaining Walls
Residential Applications
Condition Above
Landscape Wall
Soil Type AB Stones Only
of the AB Collection 12° (Ref)
AB Collections 6° (Ref)
Retaining wall with Level conditions above Clay 1.0 m
0.9 m
Silty Sand 1.6 m
1.4 m
Wall heights listed are for reference only.
Retaining Wall with a Surcharge above Clay 0.5 m
0.4 m
Silty Sand 1.1 m
0.9 m
Wall heights listed are for reference only.
Retaining wall with slope above the wall Clay 0.8 m
0.7 m
Silty Sand 1.4 m
1.2 m
Wall heights listed are for reference only.