Geotextile Used in Landfill
Which Geotextile is Most Commonly Used?
Question regarding a geotextile used in landfill lining applications: Which geotextile is most commonly used in landfill applications?
Answer: Thank you for contacting GEI Works with your inquiry. I'd be happy to provide you with some more information about the type(s) of geotextiles used in landfill applications. Ultimately, choosing the right fabric depends on what you're trying to do. Some customer are trying to contain waste or allow for drainage while other customers are trying to gain the strength to make a vertical mound. With this in mind, both woven geotextiles and nonwoven geotextiles can be used for landfill applications. Because I don't know what your exact application is, I can't give you a specific fabric choice. We do have a chart that can help with making your geotextile materials selection based on application. If that tool is not helpful, you can also take a look at our geotextile functions information to gauge your needs by function.
Geotextile Used in Landfill Options
Landfill Liners can typically include a PVC or other polyethylene, polypropylene, or high strength fabric material. In general, we typically ask customers to describe the type of liquid or chemical they are trying to contain, if known. This can help us make sure the fabric used for your landfill is compatible with the liquid you are needing to store.
In addition to choosing a fabric, we also look into the thickness of the material used. Thicknesses tend to range in size from 20 mil to 60 mil. Thicker fabrics are used for areas that require a high tensile strength, puncture resistance, or other high quality level of control.
Learn more about our Geotextile Fabric Options.