Civil Engineering - Building Construction - Discussion


A wall constructed with stones to protect slopes of cuttings in natural ground from the action of weathering agents, is called

[A]. retaining wall
[B]. breast wall
[C]. buttress
[D]. parapet wall.

Answer: Option B


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Ali said: (Oct 11, 2016)  
Aren't they retaining walls?

Pooja Kushwaha said: (Jul 15, 2017)  
The Answer is correct for protecting the slope surface area. This is breast wall.

Apurva said: (May 3, 2018)  
Retaining walls are provided to resisit earth fillings.

Whereas breast wall are provided to on naturally sloping grounds in cutting to resist the action of weathering.

Shiva R said: (Feb 23, 2021)  
Thanks @Apurva.

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