Recently, UrbanToronto Forum contributor achender was in Toronto's West Don Lands when he spotted a rig in place to drill into the ground for a tieback along a newly constructed shoring wall. As excavations deepen and as shoring walls grow taller, tiebacks are needed to hold the wall in place. The tieback, after being inserted into the ground deep behind the wall, will act as an anchor, acting against the force would have the earth topple into the pit.

Drilling into the ground for a tieback in Toronto's West Don Lands, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor achender

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