Geotextiles were said to be products in search of a market. But over the years their popularity has increased, particularly for use in highway construction. One of the commonest geotextiles, high density polyethylene (HDPE) is primarily used as a sealant. Impervious to most liquids, its main application is as a lining in landfills, but it can also be incorporated into road foundations where it acts as a waterproofing layer. It is also used as a lining for retaining walls and in bridge abutments to protect the concrete. Woven geotextiles, on the other hand, are designed to let water through while retaining solids. They may be formed of strips of polyester, polyethylene or other materials, of different strengths and with different mesh sizes.

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    Route One Publishing Limited

    6 Coronation Avenue
    Nottingham NG11 7AB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MONRO, M
  • Publication Date: 1996-5


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00725783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 1996 12:00AM