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Mechanically Stabilized Earth Sand Castle Holds Up A Car

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Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE or reinforced soil) is soil constructed with artificial reinforcing. It can be used for retaining walls, bridge abutments, seawalls, and dikes.Dirt is probably the cheapest and simplest construction material out there, but it’s not very strong compared to other choices.

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Luckily geotechnical engineers have developed a way to strengthen earthen materials with almost no additional effort – Mechanically Stabilized Earth (aka MSE or Reinforced Soil).If you look closely, you’ll see MSE walls are everywhere. Thanks for watching, and let me know what you think!

Mechanically stabilized earth (MSE or reinforced soil) is soil constructed with artificial reinforcing. It can be used for retaining walls, bridge abutments, seawalls, and dikes.

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The main advantages of MSE walls compared to conventional reinforced concrete walls are their ease of installation and quick construction. They do not require formwork or curing and each layer is structurally sound as it is laid, reducing the need for support, scaffolding or cranes. They also do not require additional work on the facing. Disclaimer: dont try this at home.

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