How do I Prepare for a Geotexile Layer?

Geotextiles are great fabrics that can be used for a variety of projects.

They help provide a layer between sub base layers and help with load bearing.

Depending on the type of geotextile your using they can also have additional benefits.

Unsure what geotextile you need?  check out our handy blogs to help you decide.


Erosion control

Weed suppression



Separation layer

How to install your geotextile fabric 

  1. Prepare the ground – Ensure the area is levelled and firm. Remove and plants or large rocks. Depending on your project you may want to remove any soil too.
  2. Un fold or unroll you fabric making sure its flat to the ground. Make sure you plan where you want the fabric first so that joints and overlap sections are to a minimum.
  3. Is you fabric in place? Then get it secured down. Make sure any joints and edges are well pinned down. Again depending on your project this may be secured by your next base layer.
  4. Continue with the rest of your project.

Tips to consider when buying geotextile fabric

  • What geotextile do you need?
  • How much are do you need to cover?
  • Have you considered overlap?
  • What will secure the geotextile down?
  • What prep do you need to do before installing the geotextile fabric?

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