earth berm

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1. A continuous bank of earth alongside a road; a shoulder.
2. A continuous bank of earth piled against a masonry wall.
3. A strip of ground, formed into a ledge to support beams or pipes.
4. The horizontal surface between a moat and the exterior slope of a fortified rampart.
5. In earth excavation work, that portion of the excavation, usually sloped, left at the perimeter and removed as the sheeting and bracing are installed.
6. A narrow terrace or shelf built into an embankment, or the like, which breaks the continuity of an otherwise long slope.
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One such feature at the North County station was creating an earth berm 3 to 10 ft high around the entire site perimeter.
Tenders are invited for construction order is for a 2~ flat bottom paved ditch installation north of sunday drive near the earth berm.
It is marked by an earth berm and a row of barbed wire.
Flood protection measures include but are not limited to an earth berm, concrete flood walls, removable stop logs, raising the top slab of pre-cast lift station, air vent modification, and installing an inline check valve in an existing stormwater manhole.
Tenders are invited for The work includes 105 LF of concrete wall w/footer installation, 1 LS of wood walking bridge removal, 1 LS of tree and brush removal, 2 EA of flap gates installation, 1 LS of earth berm, 1 LS of asphalt removal and replacement, 1 LS of pump around, 1 LS of glass block window installation.
The Works Include Construction Of Land Drains, Soakaway And Earth Berm In The Cork County Council Owned Green Field Site And Accommodation Works In Private Lands To Connect Storm Water Drain To Public Sewer.
The project will involve design of reservoir covering over 1,000 acres with an earth berm roughly 12m in height, design of rehabilitation and upgrades for a pump station and intakes and assessment and rehabilitation of a low-head dam on the river just downstream.
It's easier to elevate up to the floor level with earth berms when possible as opposed to expensive ramps.
Saudi Arabia's border with Iraq, which is heavily defended by a series of earth berms and fences and closely monitored by camera and radar, has been attacked in the past by mortar bombs fired from a distance, but more targeted attacks are rare.
physical obstacles, the placement of fences and the creation of earth berms and ditches along the Administrative Boundary Lines with
The CSE platoon built earth berms around the area, as well as several equipment parks inside the perimeter, to protect equipment and personnel from small arms fire.
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