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Geotextile Fabric for Driveway Stabilization


SKU ESS5.0450

Our geotextile fabric for driveway stabilization is made from 100%  Polypropylene. It is made to resist ultraviolet light deterioration, and is inert to commonly encountered soil chemicals. The fabric will not rot or mildew, is non-biodegradable, and is resistant to damage from insects and rodents. The fabric is a high strength and dimensionally stable woven fabric that will reduce gravel migration and provide protection against rutting. As a result, there is less maintenance required and a better driving surface as well as a more attractive driveway.

Our fabrics come in a variety of widths and lengths. The shortest length roll being 27’ and the longest 432’ with widths that vary from 12.5’ to 17.5’. We have a roll size that will meet your project needs.

These are stocked in four locations throughout the USA for faster shipping.

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Product Info

  • Heavy-duty woven geotextile provides excellent base support for roadways, parking lots, paver patios and driveways
  • Reduces the amount of base materials required for the project
  • Excellent puncture and tear resistance
  • Mildew and rot Meets most DOT specs
  • Material: Polypropylene woven fabric



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☏  Call: (800) 583-4891 for pricing and shipping questions.

This material ships from either California, Minnesota, New Jersey or Georgia. Orders typically ship same day (if placed before 12 PM EST)

Note: The day that the order ships does not count as a transit day. We are unable to expedite fabric shipments faster than what is displayed on the map below.

Driveway Fabric: An Overview

As an entry to your property, constructing a long lasting, high-quality driveway is important. Some of the most popular materials are concrete, gravel, and asphalt. Also, the foundation beneath the materials will have an influence on the driveway's lifespan and overall performance.

Due to the latest technology, this is where driveway fabric comes into play! In this article, we will go over the benefits, costs, installation requirements, and maintenance.

About Driveway Fabric

The fabric for driveways is often called geotextile fabric which is a penetrable textile from synthetic materials such as polyester or polypropylene. It's manufactured to improve the soil's stability and drainage abilities while not mixing the subgrade with gravel or other driveway materials placed over it.

Gravel Driveway

Driveway made with Gravel

The Benefits Of Using Driveway Fabric

Improved Durability or Lifespan: Driveway fabric is designed to increase the life expectancy of the driveway by offering a solid base for reducing ruts, potholes, and other driveway blemishes. This fabric will evenly distribute the weight of vehicles, reduce stress on the underlying soil, and improve drainage.

Better Drainage: Speaking of drainage, the properties of the driveway fabric will allow water to pass through while protecting the subgrade from becoming saturated leading to a weakened state. The capability of good drainage is critical in stopping water from pooling on the surface or underneath the driveway. Water seeping under the driveway can cause structural damage.

Saving On Costs: Driveway fabric will stabilize the base of the driveway and improve drainage. This fabric will reduce the number of repairs and maintenance tasks required. You will save money over the lifetime of the driveway.

Weeds: One excellent benefit of this fabric, it serves as a barrier preventing weeds from getting through the driveway. You will continue to have a driveway that's in great condition and weeds will not destroy its surface.

Installing The Fabric:
The tools and materials needed to install this fabric:

• The rolls of fabric.
• Have scissors or a sharp knife to cut the fabric.
• The gravel or other chosen material for the driveway.
• Stakes or staples for securing the fabric in place.
• A rake to level the surface.

Steps For Installation:

Prepare the site by removing all debris, rocks, and vegetation. Level the surface to create a base for the fabric. The surface should be as level as possible, if you need help bring someone in to help out.

Lay down the fabric by rolling out the fabric across the prepared subgrade. Overlap the edges of the fabric strips by 6 inches to prevent gaps. Secure the fabric using stakes or garden staples paying close attention to secure the edges and overlaps.

Add the gravel or other driveway material. After you have laid down and secured the fabric, spread the gravel or other material over it. The thickness of the layer will depend on the material used, in general, it should be 2 inches or more in thickness.

Geotextile Fabric with Rocks

Separation Geotextile Fabric

Compact the material using a compactor to press the material into the fabric. This step will give you a firm, stable surface that should not shift or settle unevenly.

Important Reminders: Make sure the fabric is laid out smoothly and taut against the ground. Be sure there are no wrinkles or folds that will create an uneven surface. Extend the fabric to the full length and width of the future driveway to ensure it's completely covered.

Finished Residential Driveway

Residential Gravel Driveway


Inspect the driveway on a regular basis. Check for any signs of wear or if the fabric has been exposed. This is important after heavy rain or snow. Any fabric that you can see must be covered with additional gravel to protect it from UV rays or signs of physical damage.

This is a good time to check for any debris or branches building up on the driveway. Not only will your driveway look great but it will prevent organic matter from decomposing on the surface. If not, this can eventually affect the fabric and base materials.

Check The Drainage:

It's important that you check the drainage frequently to ensure it's working properly. Channels and ditches must be cleaned to direct water away from the driveway. You want to prevent under-driveway erosion and possible exposure of the fabric.

In Conclusion

Driveway fabric is an important investment if you want to ensure your driveway will last a long time and remain in great condition. This fabric will stabilize the base, improve drainage, and keep weeds down. This fabric will increase the performance and longevity of the driveway material.