Drainage fabric

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A natural or synthetic fabric used as a Geotextile to mechanically aid in the optimization of water drainage systems. A drainage fabric, such as Burlap, is used to restrict movement of dirt and stones while permitting water to pass. It may be installed around a drain pipe to prevent soil from entering the system or it may be installed on a slope to minimize erosion.

Synonyms and Related Terms

manta drenante (Port.); geotextile

Resources and Citations

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990