Geotextile is a fabric placed between the soil and a pipe, gabion, or retaining wall: to enhance water movement and retard soil movement, and as a blanket to add reinforcement and separation. These fibres are flexible, porous in nature matted together in random non - woven manner. Geotextile variants available with us i.e.
- Polypropylene & Polyester
Major Functions of Geotextile
SeparationGeotextiles function to prevent mutual mixing between 2 layers of soil having different particle sizes or different properties.
DrainageGeotextiles help in the function of drainage. Whose function is to gather water, which is not required functionally by the structure, such as rainwater or surplus water in the soil, and discharge it.
FiltrationFiltration through Geotextile membranes involves in the establishment of a stable interface between the drain and the surrounding soil. It retains the particle and seeps the water into soil.
ReinforcementGeotextiles due to their high soil fabric friction coefficient and high tensile strength, heavy grades of geotextiles are used to reinforce earth structures.
Cushion / ProtectionAllows permanent protection Erosion of earth embankments by wave action, currents and repeated drawdown or displacement of bitumen in the roads, Geotextile prevents any damage to the structure by holding the particles together.
Major Application Areas of Geotextile
- Erosion Control
- Road Stabilisation
- Flood Control
- Landfill Lining
- Waterproofing Systems
- Coastal Protection
- Filtration Under Rip Rap & Rocks
- Canal, Pond & Reservoir Lining
- Railroad Work
- Agricultural Munching area