Reinforced Soil Slopes and Walls

The purpose of a retaining wall is to restrain soil and resist pressure of the soil that it is holding back. Defined as a structure that is 70 degrees or higher a reinforced soil wall combines a wrapping system of geogrids and geotextiles to create a slope which would not be possible otherwise. Reinforced soil walls are very flexible when compared to conventional gravity structures and can be adapted to suit a wide range of conditions and is the most cost effective solution to retaining walls. Reinforced soil slopes (less than 70 degrees) are similar in construction to reinforced soil wall but with the option of having biodegradable erosion matting on the face allowing for a completely natural finish.

Both reinforced soil walls and slopes can feature a range of faces to suit customers’ requirements. Geosynthetics Limited’s in house Civil Engineers can evaluate site specific requirements and produce a site specific technical recommendation which incorporates a range of finish options. Some of the face options available are vegetated, gabion baskets, concrete panels or T-Block.

For more information on how Geosynthetics can help with reinforcement or soil slopes or walls please contact the Engineering team on 01455 617139 or email Alternatively if you are interested in a training seminar on Reinforce Soil Solutions click here.

Benefits of using Geosynthetics soil slope and wall solutions:

  •  Reduced material movements
  • Utilises site won materials
  • Range of facings
  • Specialists in Geotechnical design
  • Complementary Technical Recommendations
  • Free educational seminars