FAQ - Geomembrane for Slope Stabilization
Revegetation Options from GEI Works
Question: I'm interested in using a slope stabilization membrane for a revegetation project I'm working on. I'm an engineer in Long Island, NY and I was looking for a slope stabilization geomembrane that can be covered with topsoil and be seeded for grass to grow. What do you suggest?
Answer: GEI Works offers a wide variety of woven and nonwoven geotextiles. The best products for stabilization are woven products W180, W200, W250, W300, or W315. These geotextiles not only stabilize the soil, but also allow for fast and effective vegetation growth to prevent erosion.
When compared to a nonwoven fabric, the woven material option uses the interlacing of two materials to create a stronger fabric stabilization and additional support. Common woven geotextile applications include:
- Use under Rip Rap
- Sediment Control
- Protection of a Water Shed
- Stabilization and Separation Applications
All of GEI Works' geotextile materials are designed for high strength use and are naturally resistant to several factors and conditions including rot and UV rays.
Coir Slope Stabilization Geomembrane for Revegetation
In addition to woven and nonwoven geotextiles, we also offer a coir fabric that is great for seeding, revegetation and slope stabilization. These mats come with a natural, open weave that allows plants to grow straight through the mat. This has helped to stabilize areas, while still providing a natural erosion control method.
Coir mats are offered in several different strengths to work on 3:1 slopes as well as up slopes up to 1:1. The strongest coir mat option is additionally equipped to handle flows up to 16 feet per second.