The Church Ditch hired ERC to repair a concrete-block retaining wall holding back high banks along the ditch in Arvada. The wall showed signs of heaving and overturning in several spots due to a poor design and the expansive soils in the area. ERC designed a concrete footer for the existing blocks and a system of steel angles to tie the blocks together. Approximately 800 linear feet of wall was repaired. The sections were between 6 and 10 feet tall. Design work included hydraulics, stability analysis, and permitting. ERC also managed the project by providing construction oversight.