Woven Geotextile Types And Characteristics
The Woven Geotextile is a high strength stabilization fabric commonly used under roads, rail tracks, rip rap, stones or walls to stabilize areas and control erosion. When compared to other geotextile options, the woven material is designed with a higher tensile strength that can support heavier loads and increased weight. This has made it a favorite for any application handling strength, aggregate separation or large stabilization requirements.
Woven fabric geotextiles are constructed by weaving together two strands of polypropylene fabric. As the materials are woven together, their combined strength will increase to form a reliable area underneath heavier equipment. Standard geotextiles will have tensile strengths that range from 200 to 315 pounds. For more information, you can also view our Woven Geotextile Overview Page.
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Woven Geotextile Functions
A woven fabric geotextile has a variety of functions and applications where it can be successfully implemented and used. Some of the many options for these geotextiles have included the following:
- Ground Stabilization
- Erosion Control and Re-Vegetation
- Ground Reinforcement
- Asphalt Underlayment
- Road Reinforcement
Regardless of application, all geotextiles are made from polypropylene material that is high in UV resistance and is non-biodegradable. This allows the fabric to be successfully used in outdoor locations and industries. Ultimately, the use of geotextiles can help to speed up construction and reduce overall costs.
Woven Types and Characteristics:
Slit Film: Thin/Wide Sheet of Plastic - excellent for separation, strong for weight (200 lbs/4 oz), poor filter
Monofilament: Oval or Round Shaped Yarn - strong, exceptional filter.
Multi-Yarn Fibrillated: Multi-Filament Twisted into Thick Yarn or Wider Slit Film - superior strength, versatile, can be custom made
Applications Based on Type:
Slit Film: Slit Film can be used as a cheap separator especially when maintaining unpaved roads.
Monofilament: Monofilament can be utilized under rip rap, with nets on plaza decks and roofs, and soil erosion control.