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Geotex 801 - Nonwoven Geotextile Fabric - 12.5' x 360'


SKU GT801.12.5

Geotex 801 is a nonwoven geotextile fabric that is made from high-quality polypropylene staple fibers that is needle-punched to form a dimensionally stable fiber network. This fabric is used to support separation and stabilization, subsurface drainage, filtration, and cushioning. This fabric meets AASHTO/NTPEP standards.

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Model: Geotex 801

Sq Ft: 4,500

Weight: 225 lbs

Polypropylene nonwoven fabric

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  • Requires less aggregate during construction saving $50,000 per lane mile on average and reducing road thickness
  • Separates aggregate from soil, doubling the useful road life
  • Provide superior hydraulics and soil retention to support filtration
  • Mitigates dust in unpaved roads
  • Provides cushioning and protection for critical lining systems
  • Resists biological and chemical environments normally found in soils
  • AASHTO/NTPEP Certified
  • Reduces overall maintenance cost, saving up to 50% on road repairs
  • Use less natural resources – 1 truck of geosynthetic rolls = 850 truckloads of stone
  • Installs faster than traditional methods reducing overall construction time


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Geotex 801

The GEOTEX 801 is a high strength non-woven geotextile made of polypropylene staple fibers in a random network to form a very strong, dimensional stable fabric. The polypropylene fibers are specifically formed to resist UV light deterioration and are immobile to commonly encountered soil chemicals. This fabric won’t rot or form mildew and is non-biodegradable.

Nonwoven Geotextiles look like felt and serve many purposes. Its main purpose is filtration and separation.

Most nonwoven geotextiles are needle-punched. The staple fibers or continuous filaments are bonded by mechanically interweaving the fibers with barbed needles. The product looks like and feels like black felt. In some cases, the product comes in white or orange. The orange nonwoven geotextile is used as a warning barrier indicating contaminated soil.

Another manufacturing process for nonwoven geotextiles is spunbonding. With this process, extruded filaments are spun onto a collecting belt and bonded by applying heated rolls. It has resulted in a smoother and stiffer product with smaller pores and increased strength. The product is usually gray in color.

Various nonwoven products include:

  • Needle-punched Nonwoven
  • Spunbonded Nonwoven
  • Civil Nonwoven
  • Environmental Nonwoven

Nonwoven filtration includes wrapping geotextile around pipes or enclosing stone with geotextile to create a system that will allow water to pass through but prevents soil from getting in and clogging the system. This system is best known as French drains. Nonwoven fabrics are an inexpensive alternative to graded aggregate and sand filters. These fabrics can remove many issues related to using, purchasing, and transporting aggregate.

Geotextiles are also used in separation applications which include paver patios, walkways, outdoor areas where animals, such as horses and cows, roam to prevent mud, and stream crossings in light traffic areas, under playground mulch, or for park/drive on applications in wet areas. AREMA recommends heavy-weight nonwovens as separators under railroad ballasts.

Texture of 8 ounce fabric

Up Close Look at Geotex 801

Geotex is often used as an asphalt overlay fabric. Overlay fabric will increase the life of the pavement by removing water and increasing pavement flexibility. The environmental grade, or M.A.R.V weight, performs the integral job of protecting impenetrable liners in public and private landfills.

Geotextile fabric used on roadway

Geotex Being Installed on Road Construction Job

Various nonwoven products include:

  • French Drains
  • Asphalt Overlay
  • Filter Fabric
  • Rip-Rap
  • Weed Barriers
  • Geomembrane Cushioning