geotube is a generic term made up of the Greek word "geo", Earth and "tube" or "tubo". The dictionary describes the word "geo" as a compound word used in the formulation of compound generic words.
geotube, according to popular use, is a product made from synthetic geotextiles and used for many applications, including, but not limited to de-watering spoils, sludge containment, shoreline protection, potable water storage, as well as many other specifically designed structures.
Geosynthetics is a broad category or genus to which geotubes (as well as many other things or sorts) belong.
Bradley offers two basic types of geotubes with variations determined by the specific use of each customers need.
Traditional geotubes are those that are constructed by sewing mill widths of fabric together to form a tube. These are offered by many fabricators and are usually limited by attainable height and cross sectional area. They are usually the least costly but not necessarily the least expensive to use.
SPIRAL*geotubes are designed using a patented "HELICAL RIB" and inner seam. These features offer stronger and much greater stability to the flexible structure.