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Basal Reinforcement

Basal reinforcement is a technique used to improve the stability of embankments by placing a geotextile at the base of the embankment. The geotextile acts as a reinforcement layer, which helps to distribute the load of the embankment more evenly and prevent the soil from shearing.

Basal Reinforcement

There are a number of different geotextiles that can be used for basal reinforcement, including woven geotextiles, nonwoven geotextiles, and needle-punched geotextiles. The type of geotextile that is chosen will depend on the specific application.

Basal reinforcement can be used in a variety of different applications, including:

  • Embankments over soft soils

  • Reinforced embankments on piles

  • Reinforced embankments over cavities

  • Roadways

  • Railways

  • Airports

  • Landfills

Basal reinforcement is a cost-effective way to improve the stability of embankments and reduce the risk of failure. It is a proven technology that has been used successfully in a wide variety of applications.

Here are some of the benefits of using basal reinforcement with geotextile:

  • Increased stability of embankments

  • Reduced risk of failure

  • Increased load-bearing capacity

  • Reduced settlement

  • Improved drainage

  • Increased durability

  • Reduced construction costs

If you are considering using basal reinforcement for an embankment project, it is important to consult with a geotechnical engineer to determine the best type of geotextile and installation method for your specific application.

Basal Reinforcement

Woven Geotextile for Basal Reinforcement

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