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Construction for Landscape Architecture by Jamie Liversedge, Robert Holden

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Geotextiles as soil reinforcement

Geotextiles are permeable geosynthetics made of textile materials. A geosynthetic is a polymer (plastic) sheet material used with soil, rock, or earth.

  • Geogrids are used in reinforcement, and are made of a network of tensile elements with gaps of sufficient size to interlock with surrounding fill material;
  • Geomembranes are impermeable geosynthetics used as fluid barriers;
  • Geocomposites are combinations of geotextiles and related products, such as nets and grids, and can be used along with geomembranes and other synthetics in order to combine the advantages of each component.

Geosynthetics are made from synthetic polymers—such as polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, polyamide, or PVC—and are resistant to ...

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