Paraweb is a reinforced soil wall system that is used for retaining walls and free-standing walls. It consists of a row of wire ropes (paraweb) embedded into the soil, which are connected to each other with steel wires. This cable-reinforced concrete provides greater resistance to high loads than conventional reinforced concrete structures, making it ideal for use in earthquake prone areas such as Japan, California and Mexico City.
Paraweb can be used either alone or in combination with other types of foundation systems such as blockwork or rubble fill.
Why use reinforced soil walls?
Reinforced soil walls are an alternative to conventional reinforced concrete (RC) walls. They are a cost-effective and sustainable solution for buildings that require high levels of security, but do not have budget constraints.
In addition to being more cost effective than RC, they also offer:
- A wide range of materials and design options; including brickwork and blockwork with different colours and textures; brick cladding; stone cladding; timber paneling; steel frame construction; precast concrete panels etc.
- The flexibility to adapt the shape of your project as required by changing tastes in architecture or climate conditions (eg: waterproofing).
Types of paraweb system for wall construction
Paraweb is a type of geocomposite reinforcement. It is used for wall construction and can be combined with other types of geocomposites such as polyester or glass-fiber reinforced cement (GFRC). Paraweb in re wall system offers many advantages over traditional methods because it allows you to use less material, thus reducing costs.
The main advantage of using paraweb in your wall construction project is that it allows you to build walls that are stronger than those made with traditional methods like steel framing or stone masonry units (SMU). This means that you will have less work involved when constructing your structure because all the materials used will be much easier on your laborers’ hands and backaches!
Geocomposite reinforcement is a composite reinforcement made of geosynthetic materials. It is used in the construction of soil-structure-atmosphere (SSA) interfaces and as an alternative to conventional steel bars or hollow metal tubes (HMTH).
Geocomposite reinforcements can be used in areas where there may be environmental problems such as soil erosion, frost heaving, freeze/thaw damage etc. The most common types of geocomposites are:
- Geogrid reinforcement – this type consists of woven geotextiles reinforced with geosynthetics or other fillers such as sand etc., it provides improved load carrying capacity than conventional girders due to its high tensile strength but low weight density;
- Geobond beam – this type consists of two thin layers bonded together by adhesive tapes or hydraulic cement grout;
Application of wall construction by paraweb system
Paraweb systems are a cost-effective and sustainable solution for retaining walls. They can be used for a wide range of applications, including:
- Site-built walls
- Reinforced concrete walls
- Steel reinforcement in concrete construction
Paraweb is a technology that has been around for many years. In fact, it was invented in the 1950s by German engineers and has since been used in many countries worldwide. It has proven itself as an effective solution for building walls, but some people may not be aware of its benefits because they are only familiar with other types of wall construction methods.