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What is Reinforced Soil?

What is Reinforced Soil? State it's advantages and disadvantages?

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Reinforced soil:

Meaning of Reinforced soil: Reinforced soil is simply a combination of compacted earth fill with the tensile reinforcement for creating an earth structure. 

Advantages of reinforced soil:

  • Less quantity of earth fill is required.
  • The construction can be directly done on the soft ground.
  • The structures can be quickly built as compared to any other conventional method.

Limitations of reinforced soil:

  • One of the biggest doubts about reinforcing soil is its durability.

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Reinforced earth is a technique to retain earth in fills where the end walls in panels are retained through the friction created by the reinforcement in various layers upto height of 5 metres in the embankment approaches of flyovers and other similar places.

Timmothy Ferguson
Assistant Project Manager

Reinforced soil is a combination of the compacted soil with tensile reinforcement to creat earth structure.

Advantage of reinforced soil:-

1. On soft ground the construction will be done directly.

2. Earth filling quantity needed is smaller.

3. The land take required is reduce by steeper embarkment slopes.

Disadvantage of reinforced soil:-

1. Issue of durability and long time performance of reinforcing material.

2. Under the UV rays polymeric materials are degrade and it can be damaged by rough handling on site.