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Geotextile terms explained

Geotextile, Terram, garden fabric, membrane, garden membrane, landscape fabric, weed fabric, weed membrane, all terms for one thing. A commercial construction fabric used in outdoor applications.

You might be even be faced with ones of these tables below – how do you know what your project requires for the geotextile?

Specification – non woven available from us – 100GSM

 

Mechanical Properties

Test

Unit

100GSM

Tensile Strength – MD

EN ISO 10319

kN/m

8.0

Tensile Strength – XD

EN ISO 10319

kN/m

8.0

Elongation at Break – MD

EN ISO 10319

%

40

Elongation at Break – XD

EN ISO 10319

%

45

CBR Puncture Resistance

EN ISO 12236

N

1400

Dynamic Cone Drop

EN 918

mm

34.0

Protection Efficiency

WI 189066

N

65.0

    

 

Hydraulic Properties

   

Permeability

EN ISO 11058

m/s

110 x 10-3

Geotextile

A permeable textile fabric used in construction/ engineering. Especially in the sub soil, base.

Non-woven

Geotextile generic term made from woven pieces of plastic tapes

Woven Geotextile

generic term for needle punched construction fabric

GSM

Grams per sq metre

The weight of how geotextile fabrics are measured

Needle punched

How some geotextiles are constructed with machines using barbed needles.

Permeability

The ability of the fabric to allow water and vapour to pass through the geotextile.

Ultra violet degradation

The breakdown of the fabric will happen when exposed to natural light.

Tensile strength

The force required to break the fabric. Tested for each type of fabric.

Elongation

The length created when tested by a force on the fabric.

Puncture resistance

The ability of the fabric to stop the penetration of another object.

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