Geotextile is a synthetic and permeable fabric that is commonly used in the engineering industry to improve soil conditions. This type of geosynthetic material is cost-effective and often made from polypropylene or polyester.
Properties such as thickness, permeability, durability and strength allow them to be used in a wide variety of applications.
The 4 key functions that geotextiles provide include:
Geotextile enhances the flow of water between soil layers while preventing fine sediments from passing through. They help to reduce drainage problems along roads and curbs effectively. Furthermore, they also helps to separate sediments of different sizes to preserve the intended characteristics of each layer of soil.
In applications such as road construction where layering different soils is necessary, they ensures that the structural capacity and strength of the road is maintained.
Other common civil engineering applications include:
- Building paved and unpaved roads in airport runways
- Landfills and stone base courses
- Urban areas like car parks, curbs and sidewalks
- Sand dune armouring to protect properties along the coast
Depending on your usage, we offer a selection of geotextile fabrics including open mesh, warped-knitted and closed fabric structure.