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Mirafi 160N Geotextile Fabric - 15' x 300' Roll - TenCate

SKU MIRAFI-160N-15x300

Mirafi 160N Geotextile Fabric - 15' x 300' Roll

Brand: Mirafi - TenCate

Size: 15' x 300'
Square Feet / Roll: 4,500
Fabric Specifications:  Download 160N Specification Sheet



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  • Construction: Mirafi ® N-Series polypropylene nonwoven geotextiles easily conform to the ground or trench surface for trouble free installation.
  • Strength: Mirafi ® N-Series geotextiles withstand installation stresses with high puncture and tear resistance.
  • Drainage: High permittivity properties provide high water flow rates while providing excellent soil retention.
  • Environmental: Mirafi ® N-Series geotextiles are chemically stable in a wide range of aggressive environments.
  • Cost Effective: Mirafi ® N-Series geotextiles provide economical solutions to many civil engineering applications including a cost effective alternative to graded aggregate filters.

Fabric Shipping Time - Georgia Warehouse:

By default, Mirafi fabric orders ship from the Georgia warehouse where a full stock of the Mirafi fabric types are maintained. Most orders ship same day (M-F) if order is placed before 11:00 AM EST. Transit times displayed in the map are listed in business days, are approximate and are specific to the Mirafi fabric line. The day that the order is shipped is not counted as a transit day. Most Mirafi fabric rolls ship via LTL freight. For expedited shipping rates please call: (800) 748-5647

The transit times displayed on the map are for our free shipping option.

Fabric Shipping Time - Southern California Warehouse:

Note: By default, orders ship from the Georgia warehouse with the standard transit times shown above. If you would like your order to ship from the Southern California warehouse (Mira Loma) you must first fill out a stock check request. Orders can also be picked up at this warehouse location if preferred. Southern California warehouse orders must be placed over the phone.

Most Mirafi fabric California warehouse orders ship same day (M-F) if order is placed before 11:00 AM EST. Transit times displayed in the map are listed in business days, are approximate and are specific to the Mirafi fabric line. The day that the order is shipped is not counted as a transit day. Most Mirafi fabric rolls ship via LTL freight. For expedited shipping rates please call: (800) 748-5647

The transit times displayed on the map are for our free shipping option.


TenCate Mirafi® N-Series nonwoven polypropylene geotextiles are staple fibers used for soil separation and drainage. They combine high durability, along with excellent physical and hydraulic properties. TenCate Mirafi® N-Series geotextiles are produced from polypropylene staple fibers and combine high water flow rates and durability while providing excellent soil retention. TenCate Mirafi® N-Series geotextiles are used in a wide variety of applications including subsurface drainage and roadway separation applications.

TenCate Mirafi® N-Series nonwoven polypropylene geotextiles function for:

- Separation
- Drainage
- Filtration

The Difference TenCate Mirafi® N-Series nonwoven polypropylene geotextiles make:

- Easily conforms to ground or trench surfaces for trouble-free installation
- Cost effective
- High permittivity properties allow high water flow while having excellent soil retention
- Chemically stable for use in aggressive environments

System Solutions:

Waste Management

- Landfill Drainage and Filtration
- Barriers

Water Management

- Subsurface Drainage
- Highways
- Under airfields
- Athletic fields
- Water Containment
- Water Protection

TenCate Mirafi® N-Series nonwoven polypropylene geotextiles…geosynthetics that make a difference.

Together, Potlatch Corporation & TenCate Geosynthetics Their Logging Yard Issues

Large logging yards needed to handle large amounts of inadequate, saturated soil caused by continual watering and storage of the logs. The Potlatch Corp in St. Maires, ID tried adding rock to the soil stabilization so the large forklifts could operate properly to no avail. This created a problem for the 80-ton equipment running on the gravel because the rock was easily pushed down into the saturated soil.  They opted to try standard separation textiles, biaxial, and multi-axial geogrids which also failed.  The separation fabric could not handle the weight of the machine and the geogrid could not provide separation or hold up under the large rocks and the weight of the LdTourneaus (forklifts). The Potlatch Corporation decided to contact White Cap Construction Supply in Spokane, WA to help them with their dilemma. 

TenCate Geosynthetics was asked to come in and help find a solution for the large log storage yards. TenCate stabilized the log yard with a cost-saving solution that would last under the traffic from heavy machines and continual watering. If they could stabilize the area and create a level working surface for the machines to run on, it could reduce the endless costs of fuel, the cost for maintenance and parts, and reduce the cost of adding gravel and/or rock every year. This could be the solution if the area was regraded and a stable platform was built to handle the enormous loading of the machines.

Designing It

The challenge was caused by the very soft soil (CBB ≤ 1) along with the high groundwater and continual addition of water to the storage yard. Creating a level storage yard for stabilization over the very soft ground and adding water continually was not the best choice for an engineer. The design must offer someplace for the water to go. They decided using the existing ditches between the runway as french drains would be the most cost-effective solution to the issue. The next step was critical because a large level yard would be needed to start the stabilization process. Together TenCate and Potlatch Corp decided to use Mirafi® 160N nonwoven geotextile to line the french drains before adding the clean ballast rock in order to keep the rock clean for many years to come. Next, a strong geosynthetic was needed to provide reinforcement, especially in the cross-direction, provide a high flow rate, and excellent separation. Mirafi® RS580i was chosen to meet the requirements of the Potlatch Corp. It offered a high flow rate, separation, high interaction with the rock, and high strength at the low strain in the cross-direction. With the 2 to 3-feet of rock placed over the Mirafi® RS580i, they realized the log storage yard could be stabilized.


Construction took place during the very wet and rainy months of April and May in 2011. The first procedure was installing the french drains The design called for wrapping the entire ditch filled with clean balastic rock. That said, the ditches were wider than expected so the top of the ditch was not wrapped. As Mirafi® RS580i would be placed directly on top of the drains it was decided it would work as a decent filter on top of the french drains. This was followed by the placement of Mirafi® RS580i. The contractor used a track hoe with two straps to place the high-strength rolls across the soft subgrade. Around 1 to 3-feet of overlap was in place to guarantee proper coverage during the installation over soft soils. Once the rolls were placed, a large layer of 8 - 12-inch crushed rock, was put directly onto the geotextile, and capped with approximately 12 inches of 6-inch crushed rock. Then the area was compacted using wheel equipment and a small roller.

Today’s Performance

The Potlach Corporation and TenCate Geosynthetics along with the assistance of White Cap Construction Supply found the perfect solution for the logging yard and extremely soft soil.

The Potlatch Corp was very pleased with the outcome of the project. The log storage yard is easily holding up to the weight and constant beating from heavy equipment.  They are saving a great deal of money not having to replace parts and saving on the cost of fuel.  Their operation is running faster due to the stabilization of the extremely soft soils. Because of TenCate geosynthetics, their operation is running at a much faster pace.

Mirafi 160N Fabric at Job-Site

Mirafi 160N Being Installed

Case Study: 160N – The Challenge

Fort Bliss is in El Paso, Texas, and is known for its arid climate. The growth of vegetation in this area is very difficult and can be very costly.  Over the years, landscape designers have created new alternatives for vegetating landscapes. The U.S military's expansion of the Fort Bliss military base created new challenges for these designers.  New construction of military housing, as well as infrastructure to sustain the growth of the base, has caused enormous areas of land to need to be landscaped.

They found the most cost-effective and pleasant alternative to the problem of vegetation was covering large areas with different kinds of crushed rock from the mountainous regions surrounding them. The landscape designers realized the crushed rock would be insufficient for low maintenance and any form of long-lasting sustainability for counteracting unexpected weeds.

TenCate Mirafi 160N is a nonwoven geotextile chosen for use under the crushed rock.

The Design

The landscaping team's biggest challenge was preventing vegetative growth through the rocks. For many years, the basic product used for this application was a thin sheet of impenetrable polyethylene liner. The liner worked well in preventing vegetation from growing through the rock but during the rainy season, the sheets would collect water.

On some occasions, the water and gravity would make the rocks move downhill which would cause a maintenance issue. The landscaping designers realized they needed a product that would be thick enough and strong enough to prevent vegetative growth but not lead to maintenance issues as in the past.  Everyone chose to use  Mirafiョ 160N which offers a moderate weight of 5 oz/sy minimum, non woven, permeable geosynthetic.


The construction of the landscape was relatively easy. The landscape area and subgrade were leveled.   Mirafiョ 160N was placed on the subgrade with a 2-inch overlap at adjoining panels of the geosynthetic. The crushed rock was spread across the Mirafi 160N in a 3-inch moderately compacted lift.


The project has been an enormous success with millions of square yards of  Mirafiョ 160N installed over the last 10 years.  The landscape architects/designers in El Paso, Texas have continued to use  Mirafiョ 160N nonwoven geotextile at Fort Bliss and the surrounding El Paso metropolitan areas for use as a permeable vegetation inhibitor.