Reinforcement may be incorporated in engineering fill, or inserted into natural ground either to provide steeper slopes than would otherwise be possible or to improve load carrying capacity. Reinforcement may also be used to improve the performance of weak soils to support embankments or other resilient structures. These applications, which are illustrated in Figure, may involve the use of a range of reinforcement

geosynthetics as polymeric strips, geotextiles geogrids or meshes

anchors or multi-anchors (but not ground anchors)