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Fabric Geotextile Functions

Functions of Geotextile Fabric


Geotextiles are used to solve many different problems, such as increasing drainage or adding needed support. Geotextile fabrics can provide the strength and stability necessary to enhance and control flows in a location. Functions and uses for these fabrics can be seen below:

 

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How Does Each Function Work?

Filtration: Provides a permanent mechanical and hydraulic filter that can offer stability as it retains fine particles.

Drainage: Provides water drainage and gas venting in the plane of the fabric.

Reinforcement: Increases soil strength by providing bonding mechanisms to improve the soil quality and structural stability.

Cushion/Protection: Allows permanent protection of synthetic sealing systems (geomembranes) against mechanical damage during installation and after completion of construction.

Waterproofing: Acts as a support material for impregnations with bitumen or plastic-modified sealing materials.

Separation: Permanently prevents the mixing of two materials.

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When are the Functions Applicable?

Areas of Application
Separation
Filtration
Drainage
Reinforcement
Protection

Water
proofing

Paved Roads
PF
SF
SF
SF
Unpaved Roads
PF
SF
SF
SF
Repaving
SF
PF
Drainage
SF
PF
SF
Sports Fields
PF
PF
Hydraulic Construction
SF
PF
Railroads
PF
PF
Geomembrane Containment
SF
SF
PF
Embankments
PF
SF
SF
SF
Retaining Walls
SF
PF
PF
Tunnels
PF

PF: Primary Function
SF: Secondary Function

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View Our Erosion Control Fabric Geotextile Products:

The fabric geotextile shown here can include several woven and nonwoven options in different strengths and thicknesses to meet your location's requirements. Please feel free to browse through these geotextiles to find the material or strength that will work best in your area.

Woven Geotextiles

Nonwoven Geotextiles

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

 

Natural Fiber Products
For some locations, having a product that is natural and biodegradable can be essential to protecting the environmental surroundings. Natural fiber products (straw and coir) can offer the perfect solution. These products are designed to serve the same functions, but to biodegrade over time as natural vegetation or surrounding plant life takes root. For more information on these products, check out our Soil Erosion Control Products.

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