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Geomembranes are designed to support roadways and reinforce retaining walls, so they also work great for keeping ponds and catchment basins watertight and easy to maintain.
Geomembranes, in particular, are challenging to choose correctly.
While geosynthetics do offer a lot of benefits for large grading and earth moving projects, they’re not always required by every design.
As with functions and characteristics, many geosynthetics also share common material composition.
With an umbrella term, covering so many distinct types of products with very different purposes and features, it’s easy to get confused and mistake one type of geosynthetic for another.
Regardless of the type of material, all geosynthetics provide at least one of the following five major functions.
Geosynthetics are defined as polymers shaped into planar materials for the purposes of reinforcing and improving soil conditions.