Retaining walls are often needed in areas where slopes are infeasible. The walls are typically used to retain earth where there are soil hazards or where space needs to be created for proposed structures. Retaining walls can be made of block, concrete, or mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) systems. In some cases, walls can be used for temporary or permanent shoring operations. Our engineers design the plans and profiles of the retaining walls by analyzing the elevations of the top of wall and top of footing while also taking into account the location of utility crossings through or under walls, subdrains, structural surcharge and site constraints.