where do I need to lay a geotextile? – projects explained

Do I need to lay geotextile membrane under?

Gravel-patio/paving

Artificial grass

Sheds

Ponds

Paths

Driveway

Horse arena

Slope management

Yes!

Geotextile membrane fabric is a versatile construction material that provides many properties for your construction jobs.

Just be sure you have the right geotextile for your needs.

Geotextiles come in 2 road categories

Woven and non-woven

Geotextile membrane type

Woven

Non-Woven

colour

black

White

permeable

no

Yes

stability

yes

Yes

Weed prevention

No

Yes

separation

yes

yes

Heavy loading

yes

No

filtration

no

yes

 Our quick table will help you to decide what you need, or check out a more in depth blogs.

Woven –

https://spudulica.co.uk/2022/08/22/focus-on-woven-geotexile-membrane-what-is-it-and-what-does-it-do/

non-woven –

https://spudulica.co.uk/2022/08/15/focus-on-non-woven-geotexile-membrane-what-is-it-and-what-does-it-do/dyrjihljbmn

Gravel – A non-woven geotextile would be best suited to a gravel area. Non-woven geotextile will act as a separation layer between the gravel and soil to prevent missing over time. This layer will also provide a drainage layer to prevent pooling of water in the gravel; allowing water to drain into the sub base efficiently.

 

Patio/Paving – A non-woven geotextile will suit a domestic/footfall patio or driveway with a normal use/size of car. This membrane will be a stabilising layer for the sub base and provide a weed suppression layer under paving.

 

Artificial grass – Non-woven geotextile is perfect for artificial grass. It allows you to keep sub base elements from mixing and being lost over time. It also provides a drainage and weed suppression layer underneath the artificial grass when installed.

 

Sheds– shed bases need to be secure and for a long term solution so a geotextile membrane layer will improve longevity. Helping to stabilise sub base layers over time.

Paths– Pathways will need an extra stabilisation layer so that they remain in good condition over time. A woven or non-woven geotextile is prefect for this depend on your drainage in the sub soil.

Driveway – depending on the load of your cars/vans you have 2 options.

A woven geotextile will be better for a high load area, it is a stronger membrane that can take the weight of many vehicles. Woven geotextile is a great separation and weed prevention layer that will help keep driveways in shape overt time. If your driveway had drainage issues it will be prudent to add an additional drainage measure as a woven geotextile is not god for drainage.

A non-woven geotextile will be great for a domestic driveway with a small or occasional  loading. It is a stabilising layer that also doubles for drainage.  

 

Horse arena – Depending on the loading and use of horse arenas non-woven and woven can be used. Sometimes they are even used together between different sub base layers. Woven being a sub layer and the non-woven to separate the riding surfaceoe

Slope management – Woven geotextiles are a strong and stable option for slope management. The geotextile will be pinned in place to stop erosion from movement or water. Being a non-permeable product help to keep a slope intact.

Geotextiles are a versatile product that can be used in most ground  construction projects, just be sure to find the right on for your needs.

Any queries give us a call on 0151 1415 or an email at hello@spudulica.co.uk

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