Geotextile Fabric

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Geotextile fabrics are synthetic and permeable materials used in construction. They come in different types and have a wide range of uses. Geotextile fabrics have revolutionized the construction industry, providing versatile solutions that enhance stability, drainage, and erosion control. Our company prides itself as the best supplier of the best geotextile fabrics and membranes in Kenya.

Types of Geotextile Fabrics

We stock the following type of geotextile fabrics;

1. Non-Woven Geotextiles: These fabrics are manufactured by mechanically bonding or needle-punching fibers together. Non-woven geotextiles are known for their excellent filtration properties and are commonly used for separation and drainage applications. They are ideal for preventing soil erosion and providing stability in various construction scenarios.

Applications of Geotextile Fabrics in Construction

Geotextiles are typically used to improve soil characteristics before building embankments, roads, pipelines and earth-retaining structures. Here are some of their broad applications;

1. Road Stabilization: Woven geotextiles are frequently employed in road construction to enhance the structural integrity of the pavement. These fabrics help distribute loads, prevent the mixing of different soil layers, and reduce the risk of rutting and potholes.

2. Erosion Control: Non-woven geotextiles play a vital role in preventing soil erosion. By acting as a barrier, they stabilize the soil, allowing vegetation to take root and providing a long-term solution for areas prone to erosion, such as slopes and embankments.

3. Drainage Systems: Both non-woven and woven geotextiles are integral components of drainage systems. Placed around pipes or in soil, these fabrics facilitate water flow while preventing soil particles from clogging the drainage pathways. This ensures efficient water management in construction projects.

4. Reinforcement in Retaining Walls: Geotextile fabrics contribute to the stability of retaining walls by providing reinforcement against soil pressure. Woven geotextiles are often used in these applications to distribute loads and enhance the structural integrity of the wall.

Geotextile fabrics and geotextile membranes are generally used in separation, filtration, reinforcement and sealing. For separation, geotextiles are installed between different layers of soil to conserve or alter the characteristics of soil. The thickness and permeability of geotextiles used for separation allow these materials to allow water flow while preventing contamination of the different soil structures.

In reinforcement, geotextiles help to carry load, distribute weight and increase shear strength of the soil particularly when constructing roads and pavements. For sealing purposes, geotextiles are mixed with other materials like asphalt to make them impermeable and able to restrict movement of water.

Finally, geotextiles are used where there is need for water to flow in both directions while preventing soil particles from moving from one layer to the next.

If you are in the market for high quality geotextile fabrics or membranes for your project, then you should consider our company. We are the leading suppliers in Kenya, with a wide array of products for you to choose from at the best prices. Contact us today to learn more.