Geo Filter Fabric



Many landscaping and construction projects call for Geo Filter Fabric to assist with drainage and filtration.  The goal of this type of fabric is good permeability or water flow through.  Enabling water to drain quickly is great for moving water and preventing unwanted pooling. The high flow rates of these fabrics along with the ability to filter out dirt, fines, and other debris from passing make it the ideal solution for any drainage or filtration application.

This professional-grade geo fabric is used by contractors and homeowners across the country because its durable nature enables it to last the life of the project without maintenance if installed correctly. The geotextile is manufactured from durable polypropylene needle-punched fibers to make tight-knit and durable fabric.

Used for all drainage and filtration type applications including drain fields, French drains, drain tile, and behind retaining walls. This fabric is also good as a ground cover and weed block.

Many roll sizes and weights are available to help match your project.

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Do These Fabrics Drain Water?

Most drainage fabrics on the market claim to be permeable with a high water flow rate. Specification sheets show flow rate but it can be difficult to translate the testing numbers into a real world example.

View the video to the right for a demonstration of this fabric passing water.


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This material ships from either California, Minnesota, New Jersey or Georgia. Orders typically ship same day (if placed before 12 PM EST)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Non-Woven Landscape Fabric Is Designed For Draining Water

All landscape fabrics are not created the same way nor used for the same applications. For optimal results a non-woven fabric is recommended for drainage applications in the landscape.

On the face of it, they both seem to be the same but woven and non-woven geotextile landscape fabrics are quite different. While both have been designed to increase soil stabilization and ground support, it depends on the kind of surface you are working with and what your objectives are. Choosing the correct landscape fabric can make all the difference between getting the outcome you are looking for or not.

Non-woven geotextile fabric is the best choice for applications requiring good drainage where water flow is the end result. Non-woven landscape fabric is the chosen product for French drains, drain fields, and erosion control.

Garden paved pathway

Pathway in Garden

Woven Vs Non-Woven Geotextile Landscape Fabrics

Woven Geotextile fabric is very strong and finely spun strips of linen, polypropylene, or polyester material. This fabric is fairly impermeable meaning fluids have a difficult time penetrating and flowing through the fabric. Woven geotextile fabric's durability and warp resistance are perfect beneath high-load capacity surfaces such as gravel or rock footpaths, highways, and parking lots.

Typical Non-Woven Fabric Applications

Water flow

*Xeriscaping is landscaping or gardening operations that do not require irrigation.

Typical Woven Fabric Applications

Used As A Weed Barrier
Applied Beneath Roads And Paths
Parking Lot Stabilization

Read on to learn more about non-woven fabric to find out if this is the right choice for you.

Parking Lot Construction

Parking Lot Under Construction

About Non-Woven Fabric

Non-woven is either needle-punched or poly-spun allowing water to easily flow through and both of these products are very sturdy and versatile for excellent landscaping drainage. Non-woven geotextile fabric is used to support good drainage, filtration, and ground stabilization.

It's available as lightweight, medium-weight, and heavy-weight. When handled these fabrics feel like felt. Here is a breakdown of the 3 weights:

Lightweight (2 oz to 3 oz)

This fabric offers high flow rates, substrate cushioning, and drain field applications. The 3 oz is often used behind retaining walls to serve as a barrier between dirt and gravel.

Medium-weight (4 oz to 6 oz)

This fabric allows water to penetrate without disturbing existing soils. It helps in controlling soil erosion, separation, and drainage behaviors such as French Drains. Also, this fabric is used beneath gravel paths and works as a separation barrier between the gravel and the dirt below.

Landscape Fabric Install

Geo Filter Fabric Installation

Heavy-weight (8 oz to 16 oz)

This non-woven fabric is great for various applications that require strength and permeability. It's resistant to puncturing and its durability makes this an excellent choice beneath large rip-rap, geomembrane cushioning (when applied to retention barriers), and for artificial lakes.

Note - the upper end of the weight scale, 10 oz will cause the water flow rate to drop significantly due to the thickness of the material.

Heavy non-woven fabrics are used as a separation layer for sand under volleyball courts (8 oz) and to prevent the mixing of ballast and soil under railroad tracks (16 oz)