16 oz NonWoven Geotextile Fabric Underlay

NonWoven for Erosion Control, Separation & Underlayment

16 oz. non woven geotextile

The 16 oz nonwoven geotextile is one of the heaviest fabric options available and is perfect for use under railroads, geomembranes or other locations that require both filtration and stabilization. The 16 oz. fabric features a high grab tensile strength of 380 lbs (comparable to woven models) while still allowing for a permeability level of 0.7 sec-1. This makes this non woven geotextile the perfect option for separation in areas with high water levels.

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Technical Specifications:

Product 16 oz. Nonwoven Geotextile
Flyer Nonwoven Geotextile Flyer
Spec Sheet 16 oz. Spec Sheet
Installation Geotextile Installation
Test Method
Minimum Average Roll Value (M.A.R.V.)
Weight (typical)
ASTM D5261
16 oz/yd²
(542 g/m²)
Grab Tensile
ASTM D4632
380 lbs
(1.69 kN)
Grab Elongation
ASTM D4632
50 %
Trapezoid Tear Strength
ASTM D4533
145 lbs
(.644 kN)
CBR Puncture Resistance
ASTM D6241
1080 lbs
(4.82 kN)
ASTM D4491
0.7 sec-1
Water Flow*
ASTM D4491
50 gpm/ft²
(2035 l/min/m²)
ASTM D4751
100 U.S. Sieve
(.150 mm)
UV Resistance
ASTM D4355
70 %/500 hrs

*Our nonwoven geotextile fabrics meet or exceed these specifications.

Packaging Details:

Roll Dimensions (W x L) - ft
15 x 150
Square Yards per Roll

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When can I Use a Nonwoven Geotextile?

Nonwoven geotextiles have been used in several different applications involving the stabilization or separation of aggregates. When comparing the use of a woven or nonwoven geotextile, the non woven fabric is often used in applications where extra levels of filtration area required. Some common applications for these geotextiles have included the following:

  • Geotextile Fabric Underlay
  • Underlayment for Road Construction
  • Sports Fields
  • Drainage for Erosion Prone Areas
  • Filtering for Various Particle-Laced Waters
  • Erosion Control Applications
  • Underlayment for Cracking Roads, Railroads and more
  • Tough Embankments

What is the Difference Between a Woven and Nonwoven Fabric?

The main different between the woven and nonwoven fabric is in terms of its construction and application.


Nonwoven Geotextile

Woven Geotextile

  • Felt-like Design
  • Used for Drainage, Aggregate Separation
  • Robust Woven Design
  • Used for Road Stabilization, Rip Rap, and Erosion Control

Not Sure Which Nonwoven Geotextile You Need? Check out the general specifications/applications below to see which model will best meet the requirements of your location.

Light Weight Geotextiles:

Medium Weight Geotextiles:

Heavy Weight

Uses: Drainage, Landscaping, Filter Fabrics, Asphalt Overlay Uses: Erosion Control, Stabilization, Drainage, Aggregate Separation Uses: Geomembrane Cushioning, Road Stabilization

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