Drainage and Filtration

TenCate Mirafi® geosynthetics deliver solutions that enhance drainage and filtration in landfill and waste containment applications. From our complete product line for Waste Management System Solutions, we offer materials that function for filtration, separation, erosion protection, confinement, and drainage.


Filtration geotextiles are commonly used in the following drainage applications:  edge drains, interceptor ("french" or "burrito") drains, wall drains, recharge basins, and relief wells.  In these applications, the geotextile should be designed to survive construction, allow the passage of water at high rates, and retain insitu soil (stop piping soils) without clogging.


Permanent Erosion Control

Filtration geotextiles are often used in the following erosion control applications:  wave protection for shoreline embankments and causeways; scour protection of various small drainage structures and ditches; and cut and fill slope protection for structures such as bridge piers and abutments,  As with drainage installations, these applications require that the geotextile be designed to survive installation, plus allow the passage of water while retaining insitu soil without clogging.


Subsurface Drainage