What is Reinforced Soil? State it’s advantages and disadvantages?
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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.
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.