First, let’s see what is a geotextile? A geotextile is a permeable synthetic textile material made of polypropylene or polyester. Geotextiles have a long history of use infiltration, drainage, separation, and protection applications in many civil, coastal and environmental engineering structures.

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When used in several applications primarily related to soil, geotextiles have five key functions.

1.) Separation

2.) Reinforcement

3.) Filtering

4.) Protection

5.) Drainage

Geotextiles have long been used in the construction and landscaping industries and form the mark by stabilizing the ground, improving site drainage and filtration, separating aggregates, and dispersing applied loads. Determining the right geotextile for your project means understanding the difference between them – one of the keys is whether they are woven or nonwoven.

What is woven geotextile?

Woven geotextiles are made by mixing and weaving fibers together on a loom to form a uniform length. The result is a product that is not only strong and durable, ideal for applications such as highway construction and parking lots but also has excellent equipment to deal with ground stabilization problems. They are relatively impermeable and do not provide optimal separation. Woven geotextiles are resistant to UV degradation and are suitable for long-term applications.

Woven geotextiles are measured by tensile strength and strain, with the strain being the flexural strength of the material under tension.

woven Geotextiles

What is non-woven geotextile?

Nonwoven geotextiles are made by needling or other methods of entangling long or short fibers together. Some additional heat treatment is then applied to further increase the strength of the geotextile. Because of this manufacturing process and its permeability, nonwoven geotextiles are often best suited for use in drainage, separation, filtration, and protection applications. Nonwoven fabrics are weight (i.e., gsm ) and are more like the felt in feel and appearance.

Woven or non-woven geotextiles have a variety of uses, so whether you need ground stabilization, subgrade, separation of aggregates and other materials, or drainage and filtration, there is now a geotextile for your project. Make sure you choose the right option every time.

 Non-woven Geotextiles