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State of Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Transportation

Geotextiles & DOT Specifications

JAN 2020

DOTD Louisiana


Louisiana DOT does not follow AASHTO M-288 and has developed their own geotextile specifications. They require a weathering property for grab tensile that is not an industry standard.

Below are US Fabrics' geotextile products approved for use by Louisiana DOT, listed by their application.

Click on the green product name for a data sheet.

US Fabrics Products Meeting Louisiana's DOT Specifications
Specification Application Non Woven Woven Composite Grid
Section 1019Requirement Class - AUS 90NW   
Section 1019Requirement Class - BUS 100NW   
Section 1019Requirement Class - CUS 160NW   
Section 1019Requirement Class - DUS 180NW   
Section 1019Requirement Class - DUS 205NW   
Section 1019Requirement Class - SUS 205NW   
Section 1019Requirement Class - F US 200  
Section 1019Requirement Class - G US 200  
Section 1019Geocomposite Drainage System (a)  US 400/420DB 
More resources may be found on the web:

Louisiana DOT Home Page

2016 Standard Specifications - Main Page

2016 Standard Specifications - Part X - Section 1019 "Geotextile Fabric & Geocomposite Systems"

2006 Standard Specifications - Section 1019 "Geotextile Fabric & Geocomposite Systems"

State QPL information:

QPL 61 Geotextiles

Approved Materials by Supplier

QPL 62 Geocomposite Drainage Systems

Qualified Products Evaluation Form


If a fabric will meet a lighter class it is also approved for those classes

• The above information is to be used only as a guide.

• Products on the above list can change without notice

• The above products are listed on the LADOT QPL.

(a) US 400/420DB is not listed on QPL 62.

Areas Served:

US Fabrics is proud to serve the geotextile needs of the State of Louisiana including: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe, Alexandria, Houma, Marrero, New Iberia, Laplace, Slidell, Prairieville, Central, Terrytown, Ruston, Sulphur, Harvey, Hammond, Bayou Cane, Shenandoah, Natchitoches, Gretna, Chalmette, Opelousas, Estelle, Zachary, Thibodaux, Pineville, Baker, River Ridge, Crowley, Minden, West Monroe, Belle Chasse, Morgan City, Bayou Blue, Abbeville, Bogalusa, Luling, Woodmere, Mandeville, Moss Bluff, Destrehan, Claiborne, Bastrop, Jefferson, Gardere, DeRidder, Eunice, Jennings, Timberlane, Denham Springs and all other areas of Louisiana.