Non Woven 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)
- Knittted- Needle punched (looks like felt)
- Non woven- Heat bonded (looks like ironed felt).
Non Woven Geotextiles
One of the most popular options for drainage, filtration and stabilization is the Nonwoven Geotextile Fabric. Constructed from a felt-like fabric, these geotextiles are light in weight and able to both filter and reinforce a construction areas. Nonwoven geotextiles are commonly used in ditches, around pipes, underneath drains, or in other areas dealing with high levels of runoff or site drainage. Nonwovens are typically classified into one of three categories: light weight, medium weight or heavy weight.