Our commercial grade heavy-duty weed barrier fabric is designed to provide a high level of protection against weeds while still allowing water to permeate through the fabric to avoid puddling. The fabric is essentially two fabrics fused together. One side is a woven fabric which provides a high level of strength and enables the fabric to resist puncture from persistent weeds. The other side is a non woven fabric which has a felt like texture and provides a high level of permeability. This unique blend gives this fabric the best of both worlds: high strength and the ability to pass water.
When installing on a hillside lay the fabric with the felt size facing up. This will allow the ground cover to "cling" to the fabric to help prevent sliding.
Fabric At a Glance
Each of our fabrics is commercial-grade and designed for years of continuous in-ground use. This fabric is ideal for permanent installations where long term durability is required.
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Commercial Grade Weed Protection
For customers looking for the best weed barrier available, we have recommended this fabric to thousands of customers on both residential and commercial installations. This barrier is for the customer who wants the best, not the cheapest.
Tip: Look for Detailed Specs
Large online shopping websites are flooded with fabrics claiming to be the "highest quality". Always look for detailed specs with testing results. If you don't see a spec sheet download don't believe the claim.
Installation of our weed barrier fabrics can vary slightly based on jobsite specifics and the exact application. The following steps are for a standard straight-forward installation.
Remove all debris, rocks and unwanted plantings from the installation area. As a second layer of protection in addition to the fabric a pre-emergant herbicide can be applied to the area prior to placing the fabric.
Place the fabric roll in the installation area and unroll. Once the fabric is unrolled over the approximate installation area, cut the fabric to fit. At seams, it is best to overlap the fabric by 6". This will help to prevent weeds from growing through a gap area.
Cut a slit where your plants will be placed in the fabric. It is best practice to make an "X" slit instead of a round hole to minimize area for weeds to grow through. Secure the fabric with staples. Place a staple every five feet in all directions.
Finally, cover the fabric with approximately 4" of rocks, bark or dirt. Although the fabric has built in UV inhibitors, the fabric will last much longer if placed below the ground. Additionally the installation will look much more appealing when covered.
Why Spend More with Fabric Pros?
You’ve probably seen “high quality weed barrier fabric” on various big box retailers websites. Usually priced really cheap. Why spend more with us? Think of the project as a whole. What is the most expensive aspect of your project? Typically it’s the labor, followed by hardscape material, plantings and ground cover. On many projects the fabric cost is less than 1% of the total cost of the project. What is one of the first materials that is installed? Typically any sub grade than the fabric. If you put down the wrong fabric and there is an issue, in many situations the entire project has to be redone costing the owner thousands of dollars and a re-installation of everything above the fabric. Case in Point: buy fabric that has been time tested, widely used by professionals and is ASTM tested. You’ll pay more but at least you’ll know what you are getting. Fabric that is directly imported from overseas and posted to a “large online retailer” with countless “5 star reviews” should be approached with a great deal of caution.
Clear Direction on the Right Fabric to Use
From thousands of customers over 20 years we know what the most appropriate fabric is for the given application and we make it simple. We don’t throw 50 options at you to decipher. We present the most commonly used fabric by the professionals for the application.
Tested, Commercial-Grade Fabrics
Testing data helps you as the customer know what you are buying. More often than not, stores selling economy-grade fabric do not provide specification information with ASTM testing data. This is intentional.
We Ship Fast
When you place your order with us we make every effort to process your order right away. If your order is placed in the morning there is a strong chance that we can get it picked up same day by the shipping company.
We Pick Up Our Phone
Have you ever ordered a product online and for some reason needed to call the company? After spending 20 minutes searching for the phone number you finally call and get an annoying menu and eventually a person who doesn't seem to really care?
Not with Fabric Pros. We hate menus so we don't have one. When you call you get a person who is willing and actually able to help every time.
What Else Makes our Weed Barrier Fabric Different?
Our Erosion Control Fabric is
Our erosion control fabric is composed of 100% polypropylene. No fillers and no economy-grade substitutions. Polypropylene is the ideal material for an erosion control layer as it is both strong and very permeable. When economy materials are used in conjunction with polypropylene, strength and permeability ultimately suffers, leading to possible fabric failure and ultimately drainage issues. For permanent, long-term erosion control installations look for fabrics that are explicitly labeled as “100% polypropylene”.
Our Weed Barrier Fabric is Actually Two Different Fabrics Fused into One
Our heavy duty weed barrier is both strong and permeable. With most weed barriers you choose one or the other. A thin fabric that is easily punctured by weeds or a thick fabric which is weed resistant but will not drain. Our fabric is different. Both woven and non woven fibers are weaved together to form a fabric which has the strength of a woven with the permeability of a non woven. Truly the best of both worlds!
How Long Will Shipping Take?
Our fabrics ship from four different distribution warehouses located in the west coast, south, midwest and north east areas of the United States. Most of our fabrics are stocked at all four locations and will ship from the location nearest to you to minimize transit time.
Our "Approximate" Transit Map
If everyone has learned one thing in the last few years it's that delivery dates aren't exact.
Most orders require 1 business day to ship. The shipping map to the right is "approximate" and does not take into account order processing time. (typically one business day or less) Sometimes a fabric will be out of stock at the specific warehouse closest to you and will have to ship from a further warehouse. This can impact the transit time. It is always a good idea to order your fabric a full week before you actually plan in installing. It will most likely show up days sooner but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
A Fabric for Nearly Every Application
Looking to do something different? View our selection of fabrics below for nearly every application.
Is Your Project a Bit "Outside of the Box?"
Don't worry, we probably have a fabric that will work great for whatever you are trying to do too! Feel free to give us a call at (800) 214-5028. We're happy to provide some guidance on the fabrics that you may want to consider for your project.