How To Cut Geotextile Membranes Effectively

How To Cut Geotextile Membranes Effectively

Do you find yourself frustrated by cutting membranes because it is such a pain in the neck? Well, it doesn’t have to be.

Geotextile membranes usually come in rolls, especially with big orders. The good thing about being in a roll is that you can cover the ground with membrane quickly by placing it down and just rolling it out. Once you are done and want to cut it off, it could get tricky since it is not an easy material to cut and sometimes you might need to use a thicker membrane, which makes it even harder to cut.

A few problems people tend to struggle with were failing to cut for a clean edge, finding it time-consuming and the woven geotextile fray a lot with strands everywhere.

 

Cut Like A Pro

Here comes the part you are here for. There are multiple tools you can use to cut geotextile membranes, each with different benefits.

Scissors
Advantage: Easy to handle
Disadvantage: It can only cut thin non-woven membranes (eg. EG80)

Stanley blade
Advantage: Can change blade easily
Disadvantage: Once cut, a woven membrane, the edge will fray

Make sure your blade is sharp. If you have a lot to go through, prepare multiple blades to renew.

Hot Knife
Advantage: Clean edge, welded edge
Disadvantage: Needs to connect to a power source

Some Tips and Tricks for Cutting Geotextile Membranes

  • Place membrane flat while cutting for a straight line
  • Mark out more complex shapes for better results
  • When cutting woven membranes, secure and neaten up the edge to reduce fraying
  • Rough edges can be folded down and pinned if needed

 

Pre-cut Geotextile Membranes

GeotextileMembranes offer different sizes of pre-cut woven and non-woven membranes. It can be very useful for smaller projects. We will do the boring work, so you don’t have to!

Hope this blog can help smoothen your cutting process. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at sales@geotextilemembranes.co.uk. Happy cutting.