Geotextile Fabrics


Geotextiles are permeable fabrics used with soil and other geosynthetics for separation, filtration, reinforcement, protection, and drainage control.


Woven & Non-Woven


Sub-Grade Stabilization

Manufactured with high tensile strength and low elongations, our woven geotextiles have superior capacity for filtration, load distribution, reducing rutting and extending the life of paved and unpaved roadways. Made from individually woven, ultraviolet (UV) resistant polypropylene fibers, they provide dimensional stability and are resistant to UV degradation, biological and chemical environments normally found in soils. A non-woven geotextile can prevent subsurface soils from migrating through an erosion control system by relieving the hydrostatic pressure beneath it. When you're facing separation, filtration, erosion protection and containment challenges, no better line of fabrics can match our woven geotextiles.



Separation

Deploying a non-woven geotextile directly on the sub-grade extends road and railway life by preventing aggregate and ballast from being contaminated by intermixing finer soil particles. Several of our heavyweight non-woven geotextiles meet American Railway Engineering & Maintenance Association (AREMA) requirements for railroad stabilization.



Drainage & Filtration

Our light to medium weight non-wovens act as excellent filters allowing sub-surface water to pass into the drainage core while preventing adjacent soil from clogging the system. When properly selected, non-woven geotextiles are effective in most soils, particularly in environments where silt and clay are prominent. In hard armor systems, woven filtration geotextiles prevent soil migration by retaining particles while allowing water to flow freely through the fabric. Our line of woven filtration geotextiles offers exceptional hydraulic and filtration properties, a range of percent open area and (POA) values, and high water flow rate. Proper geotextile selection will ensure excellent clogging resistance, thus eliminating the build-up of poor water pressure, ensuring stability of side slopes in channels and on shorelines.


Reinforcement & Retaining Walls

We offer structural soil reinforcement geosynthetics through our line of woven geotextiles. Heavy polyester or polypropylene yarns are woven into unique patterns to form high strength geotextiles with superior hydraulic characteristics. These geotextiles maximize land use by allowing the construction of steeper slopes. Layers of structural geotextiles placed between soil lifts, allow the creation of steepened slopes by providing tensile strength to the soil system. When land space is limited, structural geotextiles are ideal for constructing retaining walls. These woven geotextiles provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional retaining wall construction methods. In fact, a recent survey by the Geosynthetics Institute (GSI) indicated that geosynthetic retaining walls are the most cost-effective of all retaining wall types.


Geomembrane Tubes

Designed to protect shorelines from the devastation caused by coastal storms, high strength non-woven fabric tubes resist the erosive forces of nature. These high strength geotextile tubes are filled with dredged material or sand and installed on vulnerable shorelines to shield against wave action, high tides and long-shore currents. The placement of the geotextile tube covered with sand creates a resilient base for dunes to protect against erosion and storm damage.


Geogrids

Geogrids are flexible rolls of interlacing synthetics that are manufactured for slope stabilization and soil retention. These are discernibly stiffer than geotextiles and have relatively large voids within the material. They can be produced from nearly all polymeric materials. These are used to strengthen fill materials in geotechnical applications. They provide increased shear strength between soil strata interfaces. Their tensile strength can prevent or decrease the degree of differential settlement in some applications by transmitting the load over a broader area of soil thereby diminishing the vertical stress in the soil.


Our bi-axial geogrids are created using select grades of polypropylene or copolymers that resist high, short-term dynamic loads or moderate loads over longer time periods. These products carry loads applied in any direction in the plane of the geogrid.


Our uni-axial geogrids are manufactured using select grades of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resins that resist elongation (creep) when subjected to high loads for long periods of time. These geogrids carry large tensile loads applied in one direction (along the roll), and their open aperture structure interlocks with natural fill materials.