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What are the Main Functions of Geotextiles?

Jun. 09, 2021

Geotextiles are synthetic fibers that can be made into flexible, porous, non-woven needle-felt fabrics. They have varying degrees of porosity to the flow of water. Because of this wide diversity, they can be used in at least five different ways, which Geotextile Suppliers share with you.

1. Separation

Geotextiles prevent two soil layers of different particle sizes from mixing with each other

2. Drainage

Geotextiles will effectively collect excess water from the structure, such as rainwater or excess water, and drain it from the soil.

Geotextile

Geotextile

3. Filtration

Geotextiles are the ideal interface for reverse filtration in the soil near the geotextile. In all soils, the water allows fine particles to be moved. Some of these particles will stop at the filter interface; some will stop within the filter itself, while the rest will enter the drainage inlet. The complex pinhole structure of the geotextile retains the fine particles without reducing the permeability of the drain.

4. Reinforcement

Heavy-duty geotextiles can be used to reinforce the soil structure by filling the material. Due to their high geotextile friction coefficient and high tensile strength, they are an ideal reinforcement solution.

5. Protection

Geotextiles are an ideal protection against the erosion of earth embankments by wave action, water flow or repeated pumping. A layer of geotextiles can be placed to prevent leaching of fine materials. They can be used on rocky shoals or as mattress structures. They can even be easily placed underwater.

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