Woven Filtration Geotextiles
Monofilaments are woven geotextiles that offer a combination of high strength and excellent hydraulic characteristics. This makes monofilaments the filter fabric of choice for bulkhead and erosion control applications.
- High Strength
- Excellent Hydraulics
- High Percent Open Area
- Resist Clogging
These particular woven geotextiles have a high Percent Open Area (POA). Percent Open Area is the area of distinct, uniform and measurable openings in a filter fabric. The high POA of a monofilament woven geotextile assures that both water and problematic soil particles have direct paths through the fabric.
Nonwoven, woven slit-film and combination fabrics have little or no Percent Open Area compared to a woven, monofilament geotextile and therefore often trap soil particles and clog.
Why Geotextiles Become Clogged
The US Army Corps of Engineers determined that if a gradient value exceeded 3, the fabric is considered clogged. Tests were conducted to determine what geotextiles resisted clogging, based on the gradient ratio. The results of 6 types of geotextiles are presented in the graph to the right. Take note of the performance of the woven, monofilament geotextiles.
(Evaluation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gradient Ratio Test for Geotextile Performance The Second International Conference on Geotextiles, Las Vegas, U.S.A. 1982 )
"The greater the percent open area, the better the filtration performance and resistance to clogging." -Haliburton, T.A., Wood, P.D.
Custom Widths & Lengths
In addition to our standard roll sizes, US Fabrics offers our woven, monofilament geotextiles in custom widths and lengths, eliminating waste and reducing expensive overlaps. By using an over edge J-Seam with a 401 lock stitch, seam strength approaches 90% of the woven geotextile strength.