What is a non-woven geotextile membrane?
A fabric created with heat bonding and needle punching PP (polypropylene) fibres. This fabric is usually white/off white in colour and is your go to for filtration and stabilisation layers. Non-woven geotextile membrane is a lower load product and is used for example patios and areas of foot traffic. Non-woven fabric can also be sourced in higher GSM (grams per square metre) weights depending on the type of project you’re undertaking.
Does non-woven geotextile let water through?
Yes, this fabric is best suited for drainage projects. Allowing water through and not any soil or aggregate particles.
What is better non-woven or woven membrane?
Both are great and essential to the longevity of your project.
Really depends on your application,
e.g. high loading area – woven, drainage layer – non woven
Do non woven geotextile membranes come in different weights?
Measured in GSM – grams per square metre
Heavier weight has more strength but has a slower drainage rate.
What is the difference between non-woven and woven geotextile fabric?
Not just how they look
Non-woven best for drainage
Woven best for strength
Not only are the two types made differently they have different properties that make them more sited to particular jobs. Also look and feel different.
They sound similar bur are not.
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