CuTex - What is it for and how does it work?

Permeable Root Barrier - CuTex, Bio-Root Barrier X 

Having impressive properties being a tough physical barrier, yet flexible and permeable! 

CuTex, Bio-Root Barrier X, is an incredibly versatile geocomposite permeable root barrier.

The only geocomposite permeable root barrier in production, CuTex, works as a biological barrier using a unique micro-perforated copper foil layer firmly embedded between two layers of geotextile (woven and non-woven). The copper releases an inert chemical signal to which roots are adverse, deflecting their growth away from the barrier.

This innovative root barrier is truly multi-purpose and suitable for many applications, especially where water and nutrient flow is important. Conventional root barrier often creates a ‘wet side’ once it has been installed which attracts plant roots. CuTex, Bio-Root Barrier, alleviates this problem as it is permeable.

CuTex, Bio-Root Barrier can be physically bonded to itself and to many types of building construction at foundation level, forming an incredibly strong seal against root ingress.

CuTex, Bio-Root Barrier X offers;

  • Geocomposite structure of CuTex makes it the most rugged, robust, and durable root barrier, suited to the most demanding construction environments
  • Water permeable avoiding hydrostatic pressure issues
  • Dual protection: high-performance barrier with both physical and biological properties
  • Unique copper layer diverts roots away from barrier
  • Easily joined by tape and prayer fold, or by heat welding, to create any size of barrier
  • Flexible for easy fitting around services, foundations, trenches and ditches
  • Economic installation, usually installed without additional sand or fleece layers which means lower installation cost and time on site
  • 50-year service life expectancy to comply with EA recommendations
Applications Cutex Bio-Root Barrier X
Type of Barrier: Permeable, flexible, composite sheet with copper foil layer.
Lining service trenches:  Yes
Vertical and horizontal foundation faces  Yes
Aggressive plant root/rhizome containment e.g. Bamboo  Yes
Japanese knotweed rhizome growth containment  Yes
Capping-off knotweed in traffic areas  Yes
Trees & wind movement  Yes
Shrinkable soils & tree roots  Yes
Vertical barrier  Yes


Downloadable Info - Cutex Research Summary

Resource Cutex Root Barrier Research Summary
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Common usage of CuTex includes;

Japanese knotweed: physical barrier to property boundaries, vertical and horizontal installation, burial of Japanese knotweed

Trees: root incursion prevention, property subsidence remediation, protecting pipes and services underground

Available in complete roll sizes of: 
5.2m x 50m,
5.2m x 25m
2.6m x 50m
2.6m x 25m
Or cut lengths in multiples of 5m
A special heavy duty Joining Tape is available, as well as installation instructions for CuTex permeable root barrier. Please ask for details.

Call PBA Solutions appointed distributors for CuTex, permeable root barrier, on 0203 174 2187 or 01202 816134 for a down to earth chat