The Difference Between Woven & Non-Woven Geotextile Fabric
Posted by Administrator to Pond Underlayment on 10/4/2012

Should You Use Woven or Non-Woven Geotextile as Underlayment?

Woven or Non-Woven Geotextile Underlay

If just the word "geotextile" has you saying.. what? Let me explain a little bit about the difference of woven and non woven.

Woven Geotextile:

The woven geotextile fabric is manufactured with a process of weaving narrow strips of film together to form one large peice.

The benefit of woven underlayment is that it has a higher load capacity. This would be good for roadways, etc. The downfall of woven is it does not have as good of drainage characteristics as non-woven underlayment would.

Non- Woven Geotextile:

On the opposite end of woven is non-woven. These geotextiles are manufactured by bonding with needle punching, chemically, or heat, or by entangling fibres of plastic.

Its excellent filtration and drainage makes it ideal for pond underlayment, erosion control, speration fabric, and drainage fabric. So for example.. if you were building a permeable paver patio you would want to use non woven fabric so that the water did not pool on the patio and drained into the soil.

So I hope that clears up some confusion on why we use non-woven geotextile instead of woven on applications. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Lori Reed Date 8/19/2013
I'm looking to purchase a small amount of non woven geotextile fabric to lay across across a high traffic area through a gate that is continually muddy with horses trekking back and forth. I found some woven geotextile. Will that suffice? Thank you. Lori
Hamidreza Date 8/23/2013
Hi, Thank you very much for your excellent article. How we can distinguish that the filter is woven or none woven.I mean,if by looking visually we can find out that the filter is none woven or not? Br
Thomas Lurito Date 12/2/2014
was wondering the answer to Lori Reed question. Woven or non woven for muddy horse gate pasture crossing? Thx, Tom
 
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