Functions & Applications of Fabric Geotextile

Primary functions
  • Separation
  • Reinforcement
  • Confinement
  • Filtration
Common applications
  • Stabilization of parking and roadway structures
  • Filtration & drainage structures
  • Construction of dams, levees, embankments, and retaining walls
  • Landfill covers and liners
  • Silt fences

Why You Need Geotextiles




The “pumping action” caused by repeated wheel loading causes rock base and soil to intermix, weakening the structural base. Without a solid base, the pavement flexes and breaks up.




Geotextile prevents intermixing of soil and rock base, retaining full rock section for maximum structural support. Reduced rock requirements and lower maintenance costs more than offset the cost of geotextile.

Other Geotextiles

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