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noun as in facing

noun as in retaining wall

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It’s not legal, for instance, to pour concrete between the boulders of a revetment, yet concrete-reinforced boulder walls are a common sight along the beach.

So we have a history of allowing homeowners to essentially make repairs to their revetment as long as they’re following certain guidelines.

Borrego estimates homeowners now submit about six requests for revetment repair a year, which is “a lot from a historical standpoint,” he said.

Jonathan Borrego, Oceanside’s deputy city manager, said city law written in the 1980s allows property owners to do certain types of repair work to their boulder walls – called revetments – without having to get a coastal development permit.

In a March 3 email to the Coastal Commission, Oceanside principal planner Russ Cunningham said the city OK’d repair to a revetment, or boulder wall, and adding sand to the beach in the 1200 block of South Pacific Street.

The best arrangement, which is ascribed to Albert Drer, was the “counter-arched revetment.”

The section through the face of the bastion shows a demi-revetment with wide berm, and a hedge as an additional obstacle.

The escarp is falling into disfavour, on account of the great expense of a revetment that can withstand breaching fire.

The revetment differed mainly in the care which had been bestowed upon it, and consisted mostly of reeds, grass, &c.

The marble revetment of the narthex is a splendid specimen of that style of decoration.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to revetment, such as: covering, front, siding, and surface.

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