Woven geotextiles are made from polypropylene filaments that are woven together to produce a strong fabric with low permeability. Slit filaments absorb and dissipate tensile forces, reducing the ability for soil to deform.
Stabilization Geotextiles are also known as Rip Rap Fabrics. These products bridge the gap between poor quality soils and more desirable aggregates. Stabilization fabrics prevent stone and other materials from sinking into the poor soil which could compromise aggregate stability.
Medium Strength Geotextiles
Medium Strength Geotextiles can be used on slopes, embankments, roadways, and landfills. These woven geotextiles are produced to support high tensile force but are engineered to have excellent permittivity. The hybrid nature of these geotextiles means they can solve multiple problems at once. When Medium Strength Geotextiles are applicable on your site, you can see upwards of 40% savings on material costs and labor.
Woven monofilaments are formed with round polypropylene filaments that are woven to various opening sizes. The resulting geotextile fabric has excellent flow, durability and strength. Monofilaments filter soil particles with high permittivity in order to create erosion control stabilization. The high modulus structure of the woven filaments can improve the mechanical properties of the subgrade. Monofilaments can also be placed below roadways to separate dissimilar material in order to improve the functional structure.
Colonial provides DOT Approved geosynthetics and equivalents to match any geotextile on the market. If you’re in need of specification assistance, give us a call!