Geotextiles, Geogrids, Geomembranes, Geonets, Geosynthetics
PRI provides complete testing, evaluation and product certifications and systems evaluations for Geotextiles and related fabrics.

The evaluations address soil stabilization and use in asphalt pavements for reflective crack resistance.

Below is a list of the service we offer for Geotextiles. Other testing protocols are available; inquire if the specific test or property is not listed.
AASHTO AASHTO M 288; Geotextile Specification for Highway Application
Individual Test Methods or Properties Test Method
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D 4886; Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Geotextiles (Sand paper / Sliding Block Method)

Aging (also see Deterioration below) ASTM D 5721; Test Method for Air-Oven Aging of Polyolefin Geomembranes

Asphalt Retention ASTM D 6140; Test Method for Determining the Asphalt Retention of Paving Fabrics

Bond Shear Strength FL DOT; Draft Procedure Modified for Fabrics and/or Interlayer Systems

Breaking Strength & Elongation ASTM D 4632; Test Method for Grab Breaking Load and Elongation of Geotextiles

Carbon Black Dispersion ASTM D 5596; Test Method for Microscopic Evaluation of Dispersion of Carbon Black in Polyolefin Geosynthetics

Chemical Resistance - Geogrids ASTM D 6213; Practice for Tests to Evaluate Chemical Resistance of Geogrids to Liquids

Chemical Resistance - Geomembranes ASTM D 5747; Practice for Tests to Evaluate Chemical Resistance of Geomembranes to Liquids

Chemical Resistance - Geonets ASTM D 6388; Practice for Tests to Evaluate Chemical Resistance of Geonets to Liquids

Chemical Resistance - Geotextiles ASTM D 6389; Practice for Tests to Evaluate Chemical Resistance of Geotextiles to Liquids

Crack Resistance ASTM D 5397; Test Method for Evaluation of Stress Crack Resistance of Polyolefin Geomembranes Using Notched Constant Tensile Load

Deterioration ASTM D 5970; Test Method for Deterioration of Geotextiles from Outdoor Exposure

Deterioration (Aging) ASTM D 4355; Test Method for Deterioration of Geotextiles from Exposure to Ultraviolet Light and Water (Xenon- Arc Type Apparatus)

Effects of Exposure (Aging) ASTM D 7238; Test Method for Effect of Exposure of Unreinforced Polyolefin Geomembranes Using Fluorescent UV Condensation Apparatus

Effects of Temperature ASTM D 4594; Test Method for Effects of Temperature on Stability of Geotextiles

Fiber Type Identification ASTM D 276; Test Method for Identification of Fibers in Textiles

Filtering Efficiency ASTM D 5141; Test Method for Determining Filtering Efficiency and Flow Rate for Silt Fence Application of a Geotextile Using Site Specific Soils

Hydraulic Conductivity ASTM D 5567; Test Method for Hydraulic Conductivity Ratio (HCR) Testing of Soil/Geotextile Systems

Index Flux ASTM D 5587; Test method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Trapezoid Procedure

Mass ASTM D 5261; Test Method for Measuring Mass per Unit Area of Geotextiles

Opening Size ASTM D 4751; Test Method for Determining Apparent Opening Size of a Geotextile

Performance Strength ASTM D 4885; Test Method for Determining Performance Strength of Geomembranes by Wide Strip Tensile Method

Permeability, Water ASTM D 4491; Test Method for Water Permeability of Geotextiles by Permittivity

Puncture Strength ASTM D 6241; Test Method for Static Puncture Strength of Geotextiles and Geotextile Related Products Using a 50mm Probe

Reflective Crack Resistance – Beam of Elastic Foundation PRI TM 037; Test Method for Determination of Fabric Interlays to Reflective Crack Formation in HMA Specimens Subjected to Cycle Loading

Reflective Crack Resistance – APA Method PRI TM 036; Test Method to Determine Resistance to Reflective Crack Formation Using Asphalt Pavement Analyzer

Sampling ASTM D 4354; Practice for Sampling of Geosynthetics for Testing

Specification Conformance ASTM D 4759; Test Method for Determining Specification Conformance of Geosynthetics

Tear Strength, Internally Reinforces ASTM D 5884; Test Method for Determining Tearing Strength of Internally Reinforced Geomembranes

Tear Strength, Trapezoid ASTM D 4533; Test Method for Trapezoid Tearing Strength of Geotextiles

Tensile Strength ASTM D 4595; Test Method for Tensile Properties of Geotextiles by Wide-Width Strip Method

Tensile Strength, Polyethylene & Polypropylene ASTM D 6693; Test Method for Determining Tensile Properties on Nonreinforced Polyethylene and Flexible Polypropylene Geomembranes

Tension Creep ASTM D 5262; Test Method for Evaluating Unconfined Tension Creep and Creep Rupture Behavior of Geosynthetics

Thickness ASTM D 5199; Test Method for Measuring the Normal Thickness of Geosynthetics

Thickness, Core ASTM D 5994; Test Method for Measuring Core Thickness of Textured Geomembranes
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