what is geotextile? – A geotextile is any strong synthetic fabric used in civil engineering, as to retain an embankment.

What is geotextile? – 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 (looks like mail bag sacking), needle punched (looks like felt), or heat bonded (looks like ironed felt).

What is geotextile? And what are they used for? - As the use of geotextile fabrics has expanded, geotextile composites have been introduced and products such as geogrids and meshes have been developed. Overall, these materials are referred to as geosynthetics and each configuration—- geonets, geogrids and others—- can yield certain benefits in geotechnical and environmental engineering design. These products have a wide range of applications and are currently used to advantage in many civil engineering applications including roads, airfields, railroads, embankments, retaining structures, reservoirs, canals, dams, bank protection and coastal engineering. Usually geotextiles will be placed at the tension surface as it will strengthen the soil.

What is geotextile?  And a range of uses -

  • Temporary Erosion Control: Coir
  • Permanent Erosion Control: Woven or Non Woven
  • Drainage: Woven or Non Woven
  • Roadway Separation: Woven or Non Woven
  • Roadway Stabilization: Woven or Non Woven
  • Geomembrane Liner Protection: Non Woven
  • Gas Venting: Non Woven
  • Landfill Leachate Collection: Woven or Non Woven
  • Landfill Drainage Systems: Non Woven
  • Steepened Slopes: Woven
  • Retaining Walls: Woven
  • Embankments Over Soft Soil: Woven
  • Lagoon Closures: Woven

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What is geotextile?

What is geotextile?