Separation Geotextile



Our Separation Geotextile is a non-woven geotextile fabric that has a felt like texture. It is made from non-biodegradable polypropylene and is available in a range of thicknesses from 3oz to 16oz.

This fabric helps provide a separation layer, often between the soil and gravel/mulch. The fabric separates the two layers, while also allowing water to easily flow through it. This fabric will not rot or mildew and is tear resistant.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Separation Geotextile Fabric: An Overview

Geotextiles used for separation are an absorbent fabric used to maintain the efficiency of two specific layers such as gravel and soil. It's made from synthetic fibers such as polyester or polypropylene. The textiles are designed to carry out several important activities including:

For Separation – it prevents different soils and aggregates from mixing.

For Filtration - it allows water to pass through while fine particles in the soil are held back.

For Drainage
– helps the flow of water from structures to prevent drenched soil and other related issues.

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Geotextile Fabric with Scissors

Separation Geotextile Benefits

Better Endurance: Because separation geotextile prevents the intermixing of different layers of soil and helps the efficiency of the soil while improving the perseverance of the project. This is very important for areas that are prone to erosion or heavy traffic.

Save On Costs:
You can save on costs instead of using other materials like crushed stone which is very expensive. Maintenance costs will be down as well, by improving the life of the structure or road.

Greater Stability: Geotextiles will evenly distribute loads reducing ruts and providing greater stability to the ground surface. This is incredible for areas that deal with heavy loads or traffic such as parking lots and driveways.

Protection Of The Environment: Due to the materials in Geotextile, good drainage is on the top of the list along with protecting the surrounding area. Geotextile also cuts back on requiring non-renewable resources such as aggregate and soil.

Separation Geotextile applications have many benefits as well:

Highways And Roads: During road construction, separation geotextile is used between the aggregate layer and the natural soil. Geotextile will prevent the layers from mixing which otherwise could lead to road failure caused by heavy traffic.

Landscaping: Geotextile is great for landscaping under walkways and patios by preventing the mixture of foundation stone and soil. In turn, you will have a functional, aesthetic, long-lasting garden.

Retaining Walls: Geotextile offers great benefits such as separating the backfill and earth inside the retaining wall. It provides drainage and the build-up of hydrostatic pressure behind the wall.

Erosion Control: Separation geotextile is used along riverbanks and coastal areas to prevent erosion by stabilizing the soil and supporting the growth of vegetation.

Choosing The Correct Separation Geotextile: To begin with, weigh the project's requirements by understanding the exact needs of the project. You have to consider various factors such as the load requirements, the environment, and the type of soil.

Retaining Wall Construction

Constructing Retaining Wall

The Weave: In general, nonwoven geotextile is a better choice for drainage and filtration. On the other hand, woven fabrics are sturdier and the best choice for stabilization and separation.

Abide By The Specifications:

Purchase geotextiles that meet the industry standards and the specifications for weight, strength, and absorbency. You need to know the fabric will perform correctly.

As An Example – Installing Separation Geotextile For Your Driveway

Preparation - clear the area of debris and level the subgrade or native soil.

Placement – roll out the geotextile, ensuring it covers the entire area without stretching or bunching.

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Overlapping - Make sure you overlap the fabric at the adjoining edges (at least 12 inches) to prevent gaps.

Secure The Fabric – Use stakes or landscape staples to secure the fabric.

Cover The Fabric -Spread a layer of aggregate on top of the fabric making sure it's at the needed thickness.

Compact The Aggregate – You must compact the aggregate to keep it in place so the driveway's surface will be stable.