Nonwoven Fabric Geotextile
Separation and Stabilization with Nonwoven Geotextiles
The nonwoven fabric geotextile is used in a variety of civil and environmental applications to separate aggregates, filter materials and provide a reliable foundation under specific areas. Engineered to offer high levels of permeability, nonwoven geotextiles are an ideal solution for separation, drainage, sediment control, cushioning and various other construction and road repair applications.
Nonwoven Geotextile Fabric Sizes and Uses
While the nonwoven fabric can be used in almost any stabilization, separation or cushioning application, nonwoven geotextiles are most commonly used in areas that also require filtration. The nonwoven design of the material provides a higher flow through rate, making it easier for water to pass through the material. Nonwoven geotextiles are typically classified in the following categories:
Light Weight Geotextiles
Medium Weight Geotextiles
Heavy Weight Geotextiles
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Nonwoven Geotextiles Common Applications
Asphalt Overlay: When constant cracking in asphalt becomes a problem, geotextiles can be used to help provide an extra layer of support. Placing nonwoven geotextiles down before the asphalt can help prevent further cracking and allows the roads to have further flexibility during their use.
Geotextile Drainage: One of the most common applications for this nonwoven fabric is filtration around French drains and subsurface drains. Geotextile fabric helps filter out silt while still allowing water to flow through the fabric. Uses include:
- French Drains
- Subsurface Drains
- Under Drains
Aggregate Separation: For areas where soil stabilization is required, nonwoven fabric geotextiles play an important role of allowing water to pass through the material. This provides a stable layer of material that will not weaken due to water.
Nonwoven Geotextile Advantages
Nonwoven geotextiles are made from a blend of materials designed to offer high resistance to many of the challenges they will face during outdoor use.
- 100% Propylene Staple Fibers
- Random Network Formation
- UV Resistant
- Rot Resistant
- Biological Degradation Resistant
- Stable Within 2-13 pH
Looking for woven geotextiles? Check out our Woven Geotextiles page.
Additional Geotextile Information
- Geotextile Fabric Overview - Reviews each geotextile type
- Micron Conversion - Convert your mesh size to microns
- Geotextile Types - Learn more about each geotextile type
- Geotextile Comparison - Compare each geotextile
- Fabric Geotextile Functions - Learn the functions of geotextiles
- Geotextile Testing
- Geotextile Certification
- Geotextile Installation
- Geotextile DOT Information
- AASHTO Geotextile Evaluation Information
- Fabric for Dirt Roads
- Slit Film
Do you still have questions about nonwoven geotextiles? Take a look at the Nonwoven Geotextiles FAQ.