Geotextiles

Also referred to as Filter fabric, is supplied in rolls 2.6 or 5.3m wide 150m long to prevent soil loss and subsidence behind the gabion.

Why you need Geotextiles…

  •  Prevent soil loss behind or below a gabion structure.
  •  Prevent the loss of sandy soil in a river environment below a river mattress lining.
  •  Prevent sandy backfill soil moving through the gabion wall.
  •  Reduce the water velocity below a mattress structure in the river.

Protect the integrity of your gabion basket installation with high-quality geotextiles between your gabion structures and the soil. We supply only the highest quality of both woven and non-woven geotextiles for gabion installations and other applications.

These geotextile filter fabric materials prevent the migration of fine soils to the spaces between rock particles. The migration of fine soil into your gabion structure can cause subsidence problems below or behind the gabion structure in time if not applied correctly and will stir up problems – especially in sandy soils. Clay soils do not generally require a geotextile filter fabric as they seldom leach through the basket section. We recommend using a suitable geotextile where the gabion is in contact with earth, this will limit any movement of soils through a gabion structure. In soft soil foundations especially and wherever overlaps or joins are required, we suggest a minimum overlap of 300mm(1 ft).

We supply geotextile to all sites where gabions are used. Depending on the required structure of the gabion, we normally find that about 1-2m² of geotextile per m³ of gabion is required.

The following roll sizes are available:

2.65 m wide x 150m long (397.5m²) or 5.3 x 150 m.

By using our superior grade of geotextiles, you ensure that your gabion installation’s integrity is long-lived. 

Specification Sheet

Geotextiles Features

  •  High quality.
  •  Grey color.
  •  Available in various widths and lengths.
  •  Manufactured locally.
  •  Available in a wide range of grades.
  •  Does not degrade over time.

Get in touch with us

Submit the form below or give us a call on +27 11 882 5788

    What can Geotextiles be used for?

    • Filtration
      gabions and river mattresses
      roads
      concrete retaining walls
    • Separation
      the separation of good and poor roadway layer work materials
      roads over soft soils
    • Drainage of
      sports fields
      railway tracks
      behind concrete walls & embankments
    • Membrane liner protection
      gabion structures
      landfill sites.
    • Roadway lining
      provides waterproofing qualities for layer works and wearing courses

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