What are geotextiles?

Geotextiles are porous fabric manufactured from synthetic material such as polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, nylon or a mixture of these.

How is it made?

A geotextile can be defined as any permeable textile material used to increase soil stability, provide erosion control or aid in drainage. … Modern geotextiles are usually made from a synthetic polymer such as polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene and polyamides.

Geotextiles can be woven, knitted or non-woven.

What is its use?

Geotextiles can be used in so many ways. They are used as soil separators, used in filtration and drainage, used as a reinforcement material to increase the stability of earth mass, used for the control of erosion, etc. Used in the construction of roads, landfills, and drainage systems, geotextiles offer a fast solution to improve soil conditions.

Choosing the right geotextile for your job.

Used as a landscaping fabric, Plantex ® by DuPont is a premier, non-chemical weed barrier that lets soil and plants breathe while stopping weeds growing up from below.

Plantex® is the original landscape fabric for weed control. Endorsed by Kew Gardens, it’s used by many professional landscapers.

Great news for those not wishing to use harsh chemicals and weed killers in their garden, as Plantex® provides long lasting, highly effective weed control that is both environmentally friendly and keeps weeds at bay from your block paving, decked areas, soft landscaping, under patios, paths and because of its structure to allow air water and nutrients to flow through the soil and roots of plants, it can even be used under turf.

An alternative and possibly more economical landscape fabric to use would be Landscape Fabric TDP50. Although this can’t be used under turf, it can successfully be used with a top layer of mulch – bark, decorative stone or gravel. It can be used under timber decking or artificial turf, for gravel paths and patios.

TDP115 non-woven membrane is used in draining applications, such as a wrap for SUDS crates or in traditional drainage trenches, TDP115 acts as a filter, preventing sand or soil clogging the crate or drainage stone. TDP115 Geotextile is a versatile product that can be used in highways construction through to domestic gravel drives.

To get more information about what products would be most suitable for your project, call or head over to Chandler Material Supplies, where our dedicated staff will be happy to help you make the right choice for the job.