Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MadScotsman Does the job
I'm not sure what all the comments about it ripping are, 'cos that's not my experience. I'm building a French Drain in the basement and am using this material to keep dirt out. I do agree that 3' is a bit narrow, but there's a solution for that.
What I found was that when I put the material in the trench, it had difficulty staying open. When I added gravel to it, all the material crumpled to the bottom - it wouldn't stay out the way. I first tried nailing then stapling the material to the side of the trench but that wasn't too successful. Then I decided that using more material was the way to go.
I used one layer on each side, overlapping at the bottom of the trench and spilling over the edge so I could secure it by standing on it. That made it much easier. I wish I'd thought of that in the beginning.
September 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RB64 Tissue paper - Do not buy
I would rate it zero stars if that was an option. As many others noted this is not a quality product and most definitely should not be used for trench wrap, french drains, or any other serious project. I started to use it for a french drain line and pulled it out as it started to rip with very slight pressure from gravel. It's also to narrow it needs to be at least a foot wider, and many plies stronger.
October 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JonW Expensive tissue paper !
Home Depot needs to have their quality control people look at this product. Ideally it would be 4' wide and several times the strength. When the stone shifted in the trench the fabric quickly tore. I don't see this even holding up in the long term. Didn't want to but I went with the pipe sock. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT !
July 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by keithl Very thin, rough surface, easily torn
This is way too delicate for trench use. It is very thin, but it is not pliant. The fibrous surface catches on dirt or rocks so it does not adjust when you layer one material on the other. I used Drain Sleeve filter fabric pipe wrap (excellent product, purchased at HD) around the perforated pipe that I put in my french drain, Hopefully the pipe will stay dirt and root free. But I suspect the round stone gravel I put in the trench will infiltrate with dirt and will lose its capacity to store water over the next few decades.
It would be nice if HD carried something as strong and flexible as the material used to make the Drain Sleeve.
August 22, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Frank OK but...
On the good side the fabric is inxespensive. The problem is its very delicate. I believe the label advertises the fabric as tough/durable...Its about as tough as tissue paper. We wanted to line a trench to make a french drain. The trench was 3 feet deep so we stapled 4 strips together to make it 12 foot wide and 75 feet long. We had to be very careful putting it into the trench. If it got snagged on the sides it could tear easily..and would definatly rip as you dropped gravel into the bottom if it were hung up anywhere..Even grass stalks would poke holes in it. Having said that if you are extremely careful you can install it rip free..but it takes a while. I would use this again for a septic leech line where the fabric just goes on the top.. But for a french drain I'd put a heavy duty filter fabric cloth in.
June 29, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MominWA Seems like an excellent product
I'm not sure I should rate this, as I bought this for an entirely different use than what it's made for :-) I bought it to make patterns for sewing. It's sturdy, light and doesn't stretch much if at all, is easy to write on, and compared to the ridiculous prices for pattern-making fabrics in fabric stores (*cough*joanns) it's an outstanding value!
I've already used it and am very happy with the way it's working out.
September 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JustMe Perfect for our project
Hey, it's FILTER fabric not landscape cloth! Yes it is super light and on occasion tore a bit due to our handling. It's easy to unroll, cut and use; plus we made a couple of wraps around the sump tank to prevent weep holes from clogging with no hassles. Anything heavier would be a pain to use. Anything more porous would allow unwanted sediment to pass. No kidding!
July 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TMcG good for simple jobs
tears easy but that isnt really a bad thing .... works fine for simple jobs, havent used it on a big job yet
May 8, 2014