Build retaining walls

Build retaining walls
Hazards
Measure Type
Gray Engineering vs Nature Based Solutions

Details

Build retaining walls to fortify slopes using concrete, steel, and other hard materials.

Capital Cost

High

Operations & Maintenance

Low – should not require significant maintenance once constructed

Effectiveness

High – structural support improves slope stability, reducing landslide risk

Flexibility

Low – it is generally cost-prohibitive to modify fixed infrastructure once constructed

Barriers to Implementation

Cost; community resistance

Equity

Ensure equitable siting of infrastructure across a range of equity areas, based on greatest need

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