retainer wall

retainer wall

[ri′tān·ər ‚wȯl]
(engineering)
A wall, usually earthen, around a storage tank or an area of storage tanks (tank farm); used to hold (retain) liquid in place if one or more tanks begin to leak.
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On the hottest Sunday of the summer to date, a few hardy volunteers showed up to paint in the silhouettes of Keith Haring-esque figures, dancing and cart-wheeling across a retainer wall that used to be part of Eugene's Civic Stadium.
"Within the small pocket of land, I put up a retainer wall and a metre-high wall around the land within my boundary line.
During a water-bound hunt for materials, the firm found aging wood and pulled it from a defunct retainer wall in a canal near Amsterdam.
But their dreams to tie the knot in the next year or two could be scuppered after a 20ft retainer wall - which holds back a tiered garden - at the back of their terraced home collapsed after a huge amount of rain fell in one day.
Trevor Yallop was sleeping rough in a service area by a retainer wall near Newcastle's Central Library when he was attacked by Hugh Lambert and Stephen Wright in the early hours.
As if there was an invisible road, the ants followed the same path from the jagged crack to the crumbling retainer wall missing in spots where the ants carried away mortar dust.
Saturday on the Spencer Butte trail to build a retainer wall in an effort to narrow an existing trail.
Does your landscape include retainer walls that need rebuilding or repair?
He's installed customized retainer walls, staircases and driveways with specialized laser and engraving applications.