Retaining walls are often needed in lieu of areas where slopes are determined to be infeasible. The walls are typically used to retain earth where there are soil hazards or where there needs to be space created for proposed structures. Retaining walls can be made of block, concrete or mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) systems. In some cases, the walls can be used for temporary or permanent shoring operations. Our engineers design the plan and profile 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.