breakaway wall

breakaway wall

A wall that is not part of the structural support of a building to which it is attached; deliberately intended (through its design and construction) to collapse under specific lateral loading forces without causing damage to the elevated portion of the building or to the supporting foundation system.
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It also offers guidance on siting, erosion control structures, use of fill, anchorage, loads, breakaway walls, pile design, material selection, dry and wet floodproofing, utilities, decks, patios, and garages.