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geotextile (plural geotextiles)
- Any strong, permeable fabric used in earthworks for any of a number of purposes, including separation of soil layers, filtering, reinforcing, erosion protection and protection of drainage pipes from clogging.
2014 August 24, Jeff Howell, “Home improvements: gravel paths and cutting heating bills [print version: Cold comfort in technology, 23 August 2014, p. P5]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Property):
- You need to excavate and remove the topsoil, line the subsoil with a geotextile, then lay and compact hardcore.