Woven Geotextile

Reinforcement:It can safely limit the excursion of civil work over long time of use and transfer or allocate the stress on soil over a large area.

Searation:It can separate the civil work materials in stable interfaces and ensure them to function both individually and as a whole.

Mesh screening:The geotextile is horizontally over a chanel for suspended particles-carrying fluid to prevent the passage of fine soil granules and allow passage of fluid.

Cushion buffer:The geotextile may be placed on a slope to prevent soil granules from being flushed away by rainwater of allow planting of turf.

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Description

Woven geotextiles are a time-tested and cost-effective solution for a variety of applications including: stabilization of construction entrances and staging areas; bridging over soft soils; separating dissimilar soils; reinforced soil structures, shoreline erosion control; and bulkheads.

There are three basic structures of woven geotextiles:

1) Slit Film Woven Geotextiles:

These are manufactured by weaving flat strands of polypropylene that are created by slitting a plastic sheet.

These geotextiles aid in construction over soft or weak soils by providing separation and stabilization and are excellent for park-on/drive-on applications. While they are permeable, slit-film geotextiles perform poorly when a gradient ratio test is performed. Therefore, they can clog. As such, they are not recommended for filtration applications such as bulkheads, erosion control or underdrains.

2) Monofilament Woven Geotextiles:

These are manufactured by weaving extruded, round strands of polypropylene.

Woven monofilament geotextiles have a unique property called percent open area and perform very well when a gradient ratio test is performed. Therefore, they are preferred for applications where both strength and filtration are a concern, such as shoreline rip rap and bulkhead applications.

3) Combination Woven Geotextiles:

Woven combination geotextiles are manufactured by weaving round monofilament yarns in one direction and flat tape or fibrillated yarns in the other. They provide an excellent combination of strength and hydraulics.

AGU offers a full-line of woven geotextiles, including slit-films, monofilaments and combination products. We have wovens that meet each application and a large selection that are NTPEP tested and approved.