Buy Black Woven Geotextile Membrane – Made For Driveways In Custom Sizes
Lotrak® Base is a geotextile membrane created from woven polypropylene. One of its key uses is as a basic separator fabric, and has become widely popular in civil engineering applications. It makes an ideal heavy duty driveway fabric.
This lightweight non-woven geotextile provides heavy duty solutions, and is designed to prevent the loss of the construction aggregates into the underlying soil.
Lotrak® Base is often installed at the base of major highway schemes and large paved areas, including town centre pedestrian areas and car parks.
Lotrak® separation geotextiles are installed between the sub grade and sub base. Soil provides excellent ground stabilisation, so the fabric is designed to make sure the soil layer doesn’t mix with other materials. The fabric also prevents clogging and ensures a healthy water flow, ensuring ground stabilisation and exceptional levels of protection. This happens by the formation of a bridging zone to promote natural filtration.
The purpose of all Lotrak® separation geotextile fabric is to prevent the heavy duty construction gravel and other aggregates from seeping into the underlying soil and/or sub grade material.
- Prevents the loss of construction aggregates into the underlying soil
- Demonstrates heavy duty high tensile strength and CBR properties to offer an element of protection
- As a lightweight separator, Lotrak can help reduce the carbon footprint of a project, making it an efficient and cost effective solution
- Proven separator performance
- Superior strength and resistance
- High mechanical strength
- Good puncture resistance
- Reduced stone requirements
Your driveway area should be rolled or levelled to provide a uniform surface where this non-woven geotextile fabric will be laid. Roll out the driveway fabric avoiding wrinkling but allowing it to follow the contours of the ground. Where wrinkles appear, it shows that the driveway fabric isn’t taught enough to provide the best protection. You can hold the membrane in place, suitably tensioned, with weights or heavy duty bags of sand (or equivalent).
Lay the geotextile along the direction of the travel of the driveway, overlapping the fabric where the length or width isn’t enough from a single pass.
Do not drive directly over the geotextile fabric. The fill material should be tipped on from one end and be blade levelled over the complete area. You should have at least 300mm of fill on top of the fabric before any vehicle levelling takes place.