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Geotextile Filter Fabric for Drainage & Filtration

4.5 oz. Nonwoven Geotextile Filter Fabric

geotextile filter fabric, geotextile filterThe 4.5 oz. nonwoven geotextile filter fabric is the perfect material for drainage and filtration applications. Constructed from a series of needle punched pores, geotextile filter fabrics allow water to flow through the material while blocking sediment, silt, and other aggregates. This provides effective protection in areas dealing with filtration requirements or erosion control.

The 4.5 oz. fabric is classified as a light weight nonwoven fabric and features an approximate water flow rate of 120 gpm/ft². When compared to medium or heavy duty models, light weight fabrics offer a higher level of permeability. This has made them a common choice for use around pipes, french drains, asphalt overlay, or separation under pavers.

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4.3 oz. Nonwoven Geotextile Technical Specifications

Property Test Method Minimum Average Roll Value (M.A.R.V.)
Weight (typical) ASTM D5261 4.5 oz/yd²
(142 g/m²)
Grab Tensile ASTM D4632 120 lbs (.533 kN)
Grab Elongation ASTM D4632 50 %
Trapezoid Tear Strength ASTM D4533 50 lbs (.222 kN)
CBR Puncture Resistance ASTM D6241 340 lbs (1.46 kN)
Permittivity* ASTM D4491 1.7 sec-1
Water Flow* ASTM D4491 120 gpm/ft²
(4885 l/min/m²)
A.O.S* ASTM D4751 70 U.S. Sieve(.212 mm)
UV Resistance ASTM D4355 70%/500 hrs

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Geotextile Packaging Details:

Packaging Details
Roll Dimensions (W x L) - ft 12.5' x 360'
15' x 360'

*Our nonwoven geotextile filter fabrics meet or exceed these specifications.

Nonwoven Geotextile Fabric Applications

  • Drainage
  • Asphalt Overlay
  • Filtration Jobs

Light weight geotextiles typically include any non-woven fabric with a weight from 3 to 5 oz. For these and other options, check out all Nonwoven Fabrics.

Nonwoven Geotextile Filter Fabric Applications

The nonwoven geotextile fabric is a common choice for areas looking to stabilize, separate, or filter materials. Some of the most common areas where these fabrics have been used include the following:

Asphalt Overlay: Nonwoven filter fabric can be an excellent choice for locations needed an asphalt overlay material. Due to their light weight exterior and filtration exterior, these geotextiles help to form an extra layer that works to prevent cracking and provides a higher level of flexibility to the pavement.

French Drains: Another common use for these light weight fabrics is with french drain systems. When installed in these areas, filter fabrics work to limit the flow of sediment into the system. This prevents clogging of the drains while still keeping the drain operational.

Additional use for these geotextile filter fabrics include the following:

  • Soil Erosion Prevention
  • Erosion and Ground Control Applications
  • Road Repair Applications
  • Road Restoration Jobs
  • Filtration Applications
  • Drainage Requirements

Looking for something with a little additional strength? Check out our Woven Geotextiles. These products feature a woven design that can provide extra strength when used for stabilization and separation applications.

Questions? We can help! Call our team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Nonwoven Geotextile Weights and Classifications

Nonwoven Geotextiles are typically classified as either a light weight, medium weight, or heavy weight geotextile. Please view the information below for typical uses and classifications for each fabric.

Light Weight Geotextiles:

Medium Weight Geotextiles:

Heavy Weight

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

View all Non Woven Geotextiles.