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damienharte wrote:
What type of metal is used here?
   Comment   January 16, 2013
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mild carbon steel
April 9, 2013 at 12:16pm     
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Terry Mitchell wrote:
Love this look! Is there anything other than the metal holding the dirt back?
   Comment   August 3, 2012
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damienharte
is it mild steel?
January 16, 2013 at 7:21am   
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yes, it is mild steel.
February 6, 2013 at 1:34pm   
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sunvalleygirl wrote:
Any Heat Problems? - This is quite beautiful and inspiring. We are considering doing something similar in our landscape. Do you know if these steel sections get super hot? I am obsessed with this look, but have concerns for plants, children and dogs playing outside in the summer. Also, did you treat the metal with anything to keep it a charcoal color versus rust? Thank you!
   Comment   November 13, 2013
lecohen wrote:
cost comparison?? - Hi, is a retaining wall like this more expensive than a stone ret wall? Also, is this totally functional? i.e. for stormwater management? my knowledge of this stuff is limited so bear with me...
   Comment   February 26, 2013

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Outdoor UsesBecause it's a durable, naturally weathering material, steel can also be used in landscapes. Richard Serra's sculptures, made of weathering steel, are fitting examples. The architects here have used it as a clean edge to define terraces and negotiate changes in elevation. Note the crisp edges and intentional battering of the vertical planes. Battering the retaining walls this way makes for a stronger wall, as the overturning force is greatest at the base, and the wall is positioned in a way to restrain that force. True in material and form, the steel becomes another texture and color in the landscape, highlighting an intentionally engineered intervention.

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