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Reinforced Earth

The original reinforced earth technology

More than fifty years ago, a new construction technology was invented consisting of a composite construction material of great strength and stability formed by the association of granular soil and reinforcement.

It was an invention that revolutionized the construction industry. High internal friction, generated between granular fill and strategically embedded reinforcing strips allows the transfer of stress from the soil into the strips providing the resistance the soil alone does not otherwise possess.
Reinforced Earth® structures combine select and controlled granular backfill with steel or geosynthetic tensile reinforcements and a modular facing system, generally comprised of precast concrete or welded wire-mesh panels.

This ideal combination creates a long-lasting gravity retaining structure.

The Reinforced Earth® mass is faced with attractive modular precast concrete panels. Facings can be readily adapted architecturally to suit the project requirements and provide erosion protection.

A Reinforced Earth® structure is a single, coherent gravity mass that can be engineered for specific high resistance to both static and dynamic load requirements. Reinforced Earth® is used in both mountain and urban highway projects for earth retaining structures and bridge abutments. This technology has been adapted to seawalls, dams, bulk storage facilities and through an ever increasing range of applications.

This technology can be adapted to suit retaining walls of any height. It is also capable of supporting major dead and live loads imposed by the associated structures, vehicles or other equipment.


- Strength, flexibility and resilience
- Expected long service life and profitability
- Adaptability to a wide range of environments

- Adaptability to aesthetic requirements

Associated applications:
Dams & reservoirs
Land development & Building
Mining & minerals
Ports & Coastal works
Rivers & Waterways
Roads & Motorways
Sports & Leisure

Brochure Reinforced Earth® - The Original

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