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Old 07-04-2012, 11:41 AM   #11
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Re: New Geotextile Runway

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Originally Posted by adaptabl View Post
I believe the mono-filament type geotextile products are designed for erosion control and can be used with direct exposure to the sun. They also seem to have much better specs for strength as compared to some of the other products we looked at.

They seem to work great for runways also.

Since you are in the industry do most of the companies get their product from the same souce or do they actually produce thier own products?
There are only 1 or 2 manufacturers of geotextiles in Canada and both are small scale (only up to 6' widths). The major manufacturers in the US are Linq, Mirafi and Propex. All of them manufacturer similar products to each other and in some cases, for large orders they can't fill themselves, will buy from each other as well.

The major advantage for monofiliments in construction is the high water flow rates, no other geotextile can match them for that. The UV stability is added in special circumstances as most geotextiles are buried (therefore the term geo and textile) and don't require it.

If you guys are interested, try giving my company (Layfield) a call. They are located in Vaughan, not sure if they'll have stock of it though since it's a pretty specialized product. We sell mostly non-woven and slit tape woven, neither of which are UV stable and will only last 5-7 years exposed before the strength starts to really go on them.

As a note, those small staples should be ok but you may find that some of them are pushed out of the ground over the winter due to freeze / thaw cycles, make sure that you inspect them next spring. Another option to those small ones are erosion control stables that are 6-8" long. Also, on the edges, the best way to anchor them would be to dig a trench with a mini hoe, put the textile in it then backfill and compact. Not sure how much that would cost though.
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