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  1. Earthship Engineering - Tire Retaining Walls | IN Engineering
    December 11, 2018 @ 5:15 pm

    […] the maximum allowable height is increased to 4.4 feet or 1.3 meters. This barely qualifies as a retaining wall under the Ontario Building […]

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  2. Earthship Engineering - Tire Retaining Walls - IN Engineering & Surveying
    March 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

    […] the maximum allowable height is increased to 4.4 feet or 1.3 meters. This barely qualifies as a retaining wall under the Ontario Building […]

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  3. Keith Bradshaw
    June 13, 2020 @ 9:39 am

    My residential neighbour is considering installing an 8’ high gravity retaining wall along their side of the property line between our houses. They are below my house and this wall will undercut the footings of my sunroom by 5’. They and the contractor they’ve been talking to interpret that section of the building code as not being applicable to this wall.

    For my own peace of mind, I have offered to pay for the engineering review, regardless of whether a permit is required, to simply be confident the wall is built correctly. They are in a hurry and don’t want to wait for such a review. I suspect the only way I can press the issue is if a permit is actually required.

    I called the city and they said per Ontario Building Code, a permit is required. Perhaps even they are mistaken.

    I’d greatly appreciate if you could clarify your interpretation of the code as to whether an engineered design is in fact required for this case.

    Thanks

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  4. Earthquake Engineering
    September 8, 2020 @ 1:11 am

    This is such a nice blog on the retaining walls.Such illustrations are given that a layman could even understand. It is an easy to comprehend blog which can be instigated by all at least once. I am sure many people will come to read this in futureI must say this, if you get time can visit Bvtengineering.com for ideas on this topic.

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