counterfort wall

counterfort wall

[′kau̇nt·ər‚fȯrt ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A type of retaining wall that resembles a cantilever wall but has braces at the back; the toe slab is a cantilever and the main steel is placed horizontally.

counterfort wall

A cantilever wall that is reinforced with counterforts or buttresses.
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Concrete block retaining wall technology in the decade following World War II limited non-reinforced vertical face gravity walls and steel reinforced cantilever, buttressed, or counterfort walls to an 8- to 10-ft height.