The reinforcement of land is a technique based on the introduction of pressure elements into the soil in order to improve stability and control strain. For the reinforcement to be effective it must intersect the surfaces subject to potential cracking. The strain generates isolated traction within the geologic reinforcing synthetics which reduces the movement of the soil and at the same time provides an additional resistance against cracking. The result is a highly resistant structure way superior to the soil without reinforcement. That allows the building of terraces and earth walls with superior inclinations and heights the stability of the soil would provide for originally.
The geologic synthetics applied for the retention are fabricated with highly resistant and lasting polymers: woven geologic textiles and geologic mesh.
The required characteristics are:
- Traction resistance: depends on the geometry and extra load of the structure
- Long term resistance: contemplates the different reduction factors due to the fluctuation of the material, the environment and the installation.
- Interaction rate of the land: effective adherence of the reinforcement to the surrounding land.
- Permeability: water drainage capacity
Other applications for the structures of the earth retention are:
- Reforestation mesh: they cover the exterior surface of the wall and provide an easy reforestation of the reinforced soil.
- Drainage systems: they are used to collect the infiltrated water in the soil in order to reduce the interstice pressure (e.g. drainage pipes, gravel, not woven geologic textiles, geologic drainage compounds)
Our perforating system to protect talus and canals, confines, reinforces and retains vegetal soil or stone fillings by controlling the downward movements caused by hydrodynamic and gravitational forces. As soon as the holes are filled up with concrete the system is transformed into a flexible concrete layer with integrated expansion joints. The protection systems for one or multiple layers meet a broad range of hydraulic and structural requirements. In order to provide a better stability of very steep talus or canals we integrate cables or tendons. These are also used when geologic membranes or hard soil or rock do prevent the fastening with poles.
The system Neo-Anchors together with cables and tendons provide fastening of base or crown applications to protect talus and canals.