Non-woven geotextiles are built to be permeable fabrics that can separate poor soils, provide high flow, and at certain strengths even provide stabilization. Colonial can match your site with the proper non-woven geotextile fabric in order to fix problems ranging from drainage applications, stabilization, filtration, and erosion control.
Non-woven geotextiles are made from polypropylene fiber and have a felt-like consistency. Non-woven geotextiles can provide a permanent barrier between stone and soil systems with an unprecedented flow capacity.
Non-wovens, also known as drainage fabrics, allow separation but still permit larger volumes of water to pass through the native soil into the aggregate system. These drainage fabrics can combine strength and flow capacity to eliminate the need for costly graded granular filters. Lightweight and medium weight non-woven geotextiles are commonly used in detention and retention systems to provide cost effective on-site solutions.
Heavier weight non-woven fabrics can also act as a soft separating geotextile layer between rough aggregate and other geo-synthetic structures.The soft felt-like fabric provides protection for sensitive structures such as geo-membranes and liners that could be compromised if punctured, ripped or torn.