In the case of containment structures, the soil reinforcement becomes a technical/structural alternative to reinforce concrete or crib walls.
As a matter of fact, not only does it have a lower environmental impact but it is also economically competitive. The great flexibility of a Soil Reinforcement structure allows its use even on weak soils, as it is able to adapt to base settlements under moderate deformations. This type of structure has a great inner seismic resistance.
In case of slope or embankment stabilization, it is possible to minimize the use of granular soil with high geotechnical characteristics by exploiting soils with lower characteristics and gaining reasonable economic savings. It is always very important to run the stability tests by using the actual geotechnical data of the soil or the one that will be used.