Soil Nailing

What is soil nailing technique?

Soil nailing technique used to reinforce soil to make it more stable. Added to that, it is used for slopes, excavations, retaining walls etc. to make it more stable. This article will shed light on soil nailing technique, its types and applications.

Soil nailing technique process

In this technique, soil is reinforced with slender elements such as reinforcing bars which are called as nails as illustrated in Fig.1. These reinforcing bars are installed into pre-drilled holes and then grouted. Moreover, these nails are installed at an inclination of 10 to 20 degrees with vertical.