Proven Performance

TrackTex represents the culmination of more than a decade of development work, research and testing, resulting in a viable geocomposite to replace sand blankets when treating mud pumping.

Since it was launched in 2010 over 10 million square feet of TrackTex has been installed across the UK, USA, Europe and Australia. Site monitoring has been performed on a number of key sites confirming the performance is as expected, meaning operators benefit from extended maintenance intervals on site where frequent maintenance intervention was previously required.

Proven Performance

TrackTex is a unique patented geocomposite which uses a specialist filter system to prevent and correct mud-pumping failure. Rainwater is unable to penetrate the microporous filter and is drained laterally to the side of the track. Pore water below TrackTex is relieved upward under the cylic loading while fines are blocked which allows residual slurry to dry out as this pore water dissipates.

GEOfabrics has an on-site UKAS accredited testing laboratory (Facility no 1773) which performs testing according to relevant standards for various product development and quality control requirements. UKAS accreditation demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory which monitors quality control of our products.

TrackTex has been shown to increase trackbed maintenance intervals due to mud pumping failure by more than 25 times, representing significant savings compared to other available remedies.

Preventing Mud Pumping, Ensuring Track Stability

Comprehensive Services for Track Stability and Performance

At TrackTex, we offer a range of services designed to address the challenges of mud pumping and ensure the stability and performance of your tracks. Our team of experts utilizes advanced techniques and technologies to deliver effective solutions tailored to your specific

Professional Development Hours

GEOfabrics continuing education sessions provide technical training on specifying and using TrackTex. These sessions contribute to PDH hours.

Trackbed Stabilization

Geosynthetics are widely used as a way to improve ballast performance under railways. GEOFabrics RK4 is a geocomposite comprising a stabilizing geogrid bonded to our RK1 needlepunched non-woven sep...

Symptoms of Mud Pumping

The symptoms of Mud Pumping are similar to those of life expired ballast, i.e. wet spots appearing at the surface of the ballast accompanied by rapid deteriorating of track geometry. However, from ...
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Diamond Crossing Replacement with TrackTex

In Detroit Lakes, MN, a frequently trafficked diamond crossing operated by Canadian Pacific and BNSF had experienced frequent fouling because of mud-pumping. Mud pumping results in ballast failure,...

Coos Bay Line Tunnel 21 Rehabilitation

The Coos Bay Rail Line is owned and operated by the Port of Coos Bay. It spans 134 miles from Coquille Oregon to Eugene Oregon, providing connections to the North American rail network for manufact...

Crossing Repair and Replacement using TrackTex

This road crossing had been replaced and repaired multiple times due to issues with track geometry movement and differential settlement of the highway and railroad. Union Pacific Engineers assessed...