Tensar® Basetex® Geotextile

20 Years of Project Applications
1200 kN/m Maximum available QC Strength 
120 Years Design Life
  • High-strength polyester geotextile for soil stabilisation and reinforcement applications
  • Available in quality control strengths up to 1200kn/m
  • Durable and suitable for design life of up to 120 years
  • Proven for use in embankment foundations & sloping soil reinforcement 
  • used in multiple projects across the globe.
Overview

In cases where embankments must be constructed over soft soils, or where ground may contain subterranean voids which are prone to subsidence, there may be a requirement for high-strength geotextile soil reinforcement. Tensar’s Basetex range of high-strength geotextiles is designed to offer the strength necessary to provide stability for years to come. 

Product Range

Manufactured using a weft-insertion process, the Basetex geotextile soil reinforcement range possesses quality-control strength up to 1200kN/m (longitudinal direction) and 50kN/m or 100kN/m (transverse direction). The load-bearing yarns are 100% high-tenacity polyester and provide excellent creep performance and high tensile modulus. 

Designed for High-Strength Reinforcement 

Basetex is made with polyester using a weft-insertion knitted process,  enabling the yarns to remain linear. This is so that they are able to reach their full tensile strength without the initial elongation associated with alternative woven yarns. 

Polyester has excellent creep performance and high tensile modulus. The high molecular weight of the polyester yarn ensures that our geotextile soil reinforcement products are highly resistant to environmental damage within the range of normal pH and temperatures encountered in soils. 

Embankment Stability 

When correctly installed, Tensar Basetex can improve an embankment’s soil stability against deep seated failure planes and can thus be used to reduce or avoid staged construction Ensuring your project remains on time and within budget.  

Load Transfer Platforms over Piled Foundations 

When any significant settlement cannot be allowed within a project, the embankment may need to be piled. In which case Tensar Basetex can be used to form a Tensioned Membrane Load Transfer Platform. This will ensure that embankment loads are transmitted into the pile heads. This can be less costly and quicker than constructing a reinforced concrete raft.  

Void Spanning 

In areas of mine working, or other areas where there is a potential for voids below the surfaces, Tensar Basetex can offer an early, safe warning of void development or even a permanent solution. 

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Geotextile reinforcement FAQs

What is geotextile reinforcement?

A geotextile is a permeable synthetic fabric, usually created using polyester or polymer, that is used to improve the stability of soils in construction. Geotextiles are used to prevent deep seated failures, reinforce sloping embankments and offer a cost-effective, long-term solution for large scale ground engineering projects.    

How are geotextile fabrics used for soil stabilization?

Geotextile fabrics provide an additional layer of strength when stabilising soils in ground engineering projects such as road and rail embankments. The fabric is resistant to chemical and biological elements, providing filtration, drainage and support to potentially unstable soil structures.