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FHWA, NRCS & AREMA

US Fabrics offers a complete line of geotextiles that satisfy the requirements of specifications produced by various groups, governments and organizations within the construction industry. Below you will find Selection Guides based on those specifications. This web page is provided as a source of basic information on these products and specifications. Products and specifications can change without notice. Always verify the geotextile meets the specification for the specific project you are bidding.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

fhwaThe Federal Highway Administration has created a specification based on (6) applications: Subsurface Drainage, Separation, Stabilization, Permanent Erosion Control, Temporary Silt Fence and Paving Fabric. These applications are then broken down into Types which identify geotextile construction (woven or nonwoven) and required strength properties. Below is a guide to help you decide which US Fabrics products are required for the FHWA project you are bidding. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions and always double check the specification against our products properties. Specifications often change without notice or can be modified to be project specific.

National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

nrcsThe NRCS has its own guidelines for applications such as animal trails and walkways. The specification is broken down by geotextile construction (Woven or Nonwoven) and subdivided by (4) strength classes. Below is a guide to help you determine which US Fabrics products are required for the NRCS project you are bidding. Please do not hesitate to call us should you have any questions and always double check the specification against our product properties. Specifications often change without notice, can differ per district or can be modified to be project specific.

Association of Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)

aremaAREMA has a specification for Railroad Track Stabilization. It is broken down by Typical Weight. Those weights consist of Regular (10 oz), Heavy (12 oz), and Extra Heavy (16 oz). Below is a guide to help you determine which US Fabrics products are required for the AREMA project you are bidding. Please do not hesitate to call us should you have any questions and always double check the specification against our product properties. Specifications often change without notice or can be modified to be project specific.

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