Sustainable geotextiles help build greener cities
Bringing more green areas into our cities is a proven and sustainable recipe to lower the ambient temperature and to increase comfort and quality of life. However, roots of trees and invasive plants often cause damage to road infrastructure such as sidewalks and bicycle paths, but also to utility lines and even the foundations of buildings. A flexible triple-coated impermeable woven PE geotextile with a high puncture resistance of up to 4.5 kN is the ideal solution to prevent such damage. It can be applied both horizontally and vertically and controls the root growth of trees and plants. The use of such geotextiles allows for more fresh air and more enjoyable and healthier cities while protecting expensive infrastructure for many years to come.