Woven Fabrics

Woven Geotextiles are planar, permeable textile structures produced by interlacing two or more sets of yarns or fibers. Woven geotextiles are used with soil, rock, earth, or any other geotechnical engineering-related material as an integral part of a human-made project, structure, or system.

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Separation

The placement of a flexible, porous geotextile between dissimilar materials so that the integrity and intended functions of both materials remain intact or are improved

Filtration

The equilibrium soil-to-geotextile system that allows for adequate movement of a liquid across the plane of the geotextile with limited soil loss over the service lifetime of the application. 

Reinforcement

The synergistic improvement of a total system’s strength created by the introduction of a reinforcing geosynthetic (that is good in tension) into a soil and/or aggregate system (that is good in compression but poor in tension).

Confinement

The ability of a geosynthetic to restrain lateral movement from a soil or aggregate through friction or mechanical interlock.