GROUNDTEX woven geotextile fabric is a multi-purpose woven geotextile fabric that can be used for weed suppression and ground stabilisation in both soft and hard landscaping schemes.
GROUNDTEX is a tough woven fabric which successfully meets the requirements for use above ground as a heavy duty weed barrier. Due to its excellent strength and tear resistance, GROUNDTEX can also be used below ground as a stabilising and separating geotextile in groundwork and civil engineering applications. GROUNDTEX can be used beneath type 1 aggregate, sharp/angular stone and gravel including areas subject to pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
Woven Geotextile Fabric Uses
- Weed suppression
- Ground stabilisation
- Length: 15m roll
- Width: 1m
- Woven fabric
- Tear resistant
When used as a heavy duty weed membrane
- Prepare the area where the fabric is to be laid by strimming any existing vegetation down to ground level.
- Remove any stalks or sharp objects that could pierce the fabric.
- For areas badly affected by weed growth, apply a suitable weedkiller.
- Lay the GROUNDTEX fabric out and ensure joints are overlapped by a minimum of 100mm.
- Secure using EXTRAFIX fixing pegs. The best way to secure the edges of the fabric is by ‘spitting’ or ‘trenching’ the fabric 100-150mm into the soil.
- Cover the fabric with a layer of bark or other mulch or decorative stone/aggregates by a minimum of 50mm.
When used as a ground stabilisation membrane
- Excavate soil (sub-grade) to the required depth (allowing for sufficient depth of sub-base, base course layer and the surface finish e.g. block paviors, tarmac etc, including any base layer required for these – depths of each layer will vary depending on the intended use e.g. pedestrian/vehicle use, light/heavy use).
- Lay GROUNDTEX fabric out and ensure joints are overlapped by a minimum of 300mm (overlaps should be kept to a minimum).
- Secure using EXTRAFIX fixing pegs.
- Lay sub-base layer over the fabric and compact using a compacting plate or roller.
- Following installation of the sub-base, base layers (e.g. bedding sand for block paving) for the surface finish can be laid.