In 1995 RootBarrier B.V. was the first to introduce a root barrier screen made from a coated geotextile. Today, these RootBarrier® screens are still the most widely used screens because of the excellent quality and the 25 years guarantee against root penetration(*). Its life cycle, however, is more than 50 years. Unwanted roots are no longer a problem with the professional root protection products by RootBarrier B.V. The RootBarrier® root barrier screens are water impermeable, recyclable, resistant to bacteria and most chemicals. The root barrier screens are available in four varieties:
RootBarrier® 325 is a grey root protection screen based on DuPont™ Xavan® with an extruded coating on one side for vertical installation. When the screen is placed with the smooth coated side towards the roots, they fail to find a hold and are forced to grow downwards.
RootBarrier® 360 is very similar to RootBarrier® 325, except that it is coated on both sides. This makes RootBarrier® 360 even sturdier as well as being a barrier from either side. RootBarrier® 360 can for instance be used to prevent the roots of two trees or bushes from intertwining.
RootBarrier® 420 UV
RootBarrier® 420 UV is made from a stronger and heavier geotextile than the RootBarrier® 325 and 360, it is sturdier but still flexible. In addition this RootBarrier® screen’s quality is more UV-resistant, so it can be left partially above the soil surface; this makes it easy to prune away the undesired runners that some plants (like Bamboo or reed) produce.
HDPE root protection screens are available in 1mm and 2mm. These screens are made from high density polyethylene (HDPE). It is the thickest root protection screen in our range and very well suited for the protection of cables, ducts and sewage pipes against mechanical pressures from e.g. excavators.
*) 25-year warranty in accordance with our warranty conditions
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