Geotextiles are permeable fabrics which, when used in association with soil, have the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain. Typically made from polypropylene or polyester, geotextile fabrics come in three basic forms: woven (resembling mail bag sacking), needle punched (resembling felt), or heat bonded (resembling ironed felt). Geotextile composites have been introduced and products such as geogrids and meshes have been developed. Geotextiles are durable and are able to soften a fall. Overall, these materials are referred to as geosynthetics and each configuration—geonets, geosynthetic clay liners, geogrids, geotextile tubes, and others—can yield benefits in geotechnical and environmental engineering design. Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geotextile. The reference link also has lots of information about Geotextiles history and it's applications. Below are the types of Geotextiles that we carry.
Woven Geotextiles are made from polypropylene interlocking strips of fabric, that are nearly impermeable giving it the strength it needs to withstand a very large amount of physical tension. Because these products are very strong, it will give stability to your project. Woven Geotextiles are always good for reinforcement. For more information, you can get the specs for our woven Geotextiles by visiting our Specifications page on this site.
Non-Woven Geotextiles are made a couple of different ways. Manufactures usually use either continuous filament yarn or a short-staple fabric. Most Non-Woven Geotextiles come in either .5 to 1mm thick or some are up to 3mm thick depending on the method they use to make each product.
Non-Woven Geotextiles are mostly used for protection, separating and maybe some filtration. They are found for uses in building or repairing roads, railroads, landfills or maybe some environmental project. You can also find our spec sheets by clicking on the button below.