The realization of reinforcement and support structures such as gabion soil, walls, reinforced concrete, reinforced soil, lives piling, soil nailing, etc. works are widely used in the construction of retaining walls.
Especially in hydraulics of bank protection, road or mountain enlargement and rebuilding of the road, such techniques and technologies do not always represent the optimal solution of operation to simultaneously obtain solid work, draining, easily revive , low environmental impact and landscape.
The classic concrete retaining walls or reinforced concrete work are "grayed out" for which it is desirable to limit the widespread use of integrated environmental and landscape.
The piling lives, be they single or double wall, applications suffer from technical limitations that severely restrict the applicability scope of engineering to nature by restricting the use of geo-technical problems to be minor.
The construction of reinforced soil, in some contexts, such as the widening of the road is particularly burdensome for the need for earthworks at the expense of lithologies in place. Other types of works can be particularly onerous for the need to build strong earthworks successive of housing and works with the installation.
The new technology combined with gabion reinforcement system designed from the ground and nailing represent an interesting and useful innovations that can create geotechnical works to support mixed-reinforcement.
The support structure is coupled to gravity gabion elements of distribution and stress distribution. The element distribution is designed to work jointly with reinforced soil nails (nails and drilling bars). The gabion they are equipped with reinforced structure with the distribution function of the joint efforts to make the work with the element of gravity of the soil nailing.
This technology creates a garrison draining geotechnical characteristics of work as a gravity wall and geotechnical characteristics of the soil improvement through resistance and shear strength provided by rivets. Even the work receives a significant improvement in gabions geotechnical against possible failure mechanisms for global slip and rupture.
Moreover, these works can be easily revived with the insertion of cuttings during construction or by using green gabions already designed with special pockets vegetative.