Drainage & Filtration Fabric - Standard Grade - 2oz - 12' x 300' Roll
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All of our geotextile fabrics are professional-grade and are designed for use in both residential & commercial applications. Our fabrics are designed for years of continuous use in the designated application.
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The below is a comparison of the general effectiveness as a drainage and filtration fabric between different fabrics that we offer based on fabric material composition. Please note that the below levels are an approximation.
The difference between these two fabrics is based on how they are made. Geo-Fabric is perfect for laying in gardens and landscapes. This fabric will help to retain soil and prevent weeds. Once in place, the fabric is then covered with various ground covers including cedar chips or decorative stone.
Drain field fabric is made to protect sand filters from soil that will clog the drains. This fabric is lightweight, one square yard will weigh under one once.
Both of these fabrics come in a variety of widths to work with different projects but, in general, they are usually sold in rolls 3’, 4’, 6’, 8’ and 12’ widths. Both landscape fabric and drain field fabric are known as geotextiles.
Drainage Fabric Rolled Out at Job Site
Both drain field and landscape fabrics are used for many different applications. Their number one purpose is to increase the stability of the surrounding soil. They are ideal for controlling erosion and improving drainage. Thanks to modern technology, they are non-biodegradable fabrics for long-lasting results for small backyard gardens or for large construction projects.
Geofabrics come in either woven or nonwoven fabric. Nonwoven fabric is used in drain fields for erosion control, and as overlays for pavement. Woven fabric offers a great deal of strength and is extremely durable but is not used for filtration.
First and foremost, drain fields must be able to breathe in order to work properly. Laying drain field fabric between the soil and stone, it keeps out soil particles and sediment. Sediment can seriously hinder the drain field's filtering abilities. That's why this fabric is lightweight in comparison to landscaping fabric. That said, landscaping fabric has been used in laying a drain field but it's not recommended. When used in drain fields, this fabric's weight should not go over 3 ounces per square yard.
Normally, drain fields have a trench of rock with a perforated pipe on top. The pipe is covered with the drain field fabric than a layer of crushed stone, then another layer of fabric, and a final layer of soil that is not less than 6 inches deep.
In a drain field, filtration takes place because of the interaction between the soil and water flow. Because of the nature of this fabric's lightweight, the interplay between soil and water works perfectly without sediment buildup.
Drain field fabric offers permeability thanks to the very tiny holes in the fabric giving the effect of a reverse filter for surrounding soil. Also, this fabric blocks root growth that would damage the drain field the same way as landscape fabric blocks weeds.
Drain Field Fabric Being Installed
Landscape fabric is placed on the surface of the soil to block weed growth and is heavier than drain field fabric. This fabric improves erosion control and gives an even look to areas designed for decorative reasons. Like all geofabrics, some are woven while others are nonwoven. For longer life, woven landscape fabric has excellent durability when used in gardens.
Similar to drain field fabric, landscape fabric allows water and air to move through the soil. Also, the soil temperature will not change as much thereby protecting plants with delicate root systems. Landscape fabric works really well under decks, sidewalks, or gardens with decorative ground cover such as landscaping rock or mulch.