From Our Readers: Woven monofilament geotextile for glacial soils?

October 1st, 2018

To the editor: Regarding your article “Springtime Failure of a Cold-Climate Geotextile Riprap Slope” in the June/July issue of Geosynthetics magazine, I believe woven slit film (WSF) fabrics are inappropriate as “filter fabric” for subsurface drains or beneath hard armor in erosion control applications. WSF have insufficient porosity, percent open area and permeability to relieve […]

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Springtime failure of a cold-climate geotextile riprap slope

June 1st, 2018

Geotextiles play an essential role in geotechnical projects. A significant use for geotextiles is as a separator and filter in drainage and erosion control applications (Holtz 2002). A temporary erosion control application geotextile, such as silt fencing, is used to prevent soil erosion by containing the soil and turbid water in a onetime operation. For […]

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