Expanding our horizon with launch of Sustainable Drainage Geo composites

As we stand on the precipice of a new era in infrastructure, the terrain below us holds secrets waiting to be unearthed. The modern world is not just built on dreams and visions, it’s constructed atop pioneering geotechnical innovations.

Among these, drainage composites are the torchbearers, lighting the path ahead. Strata Geosystems, ever the visionary, boldly charts this unexplored territory with confidence and imagination.

Decoding Drainage Composites: An Odyssey into Geotechnical Brilliance

In the heart of modern civil engineering lies a puzzle that has been elegantly solved by geotechnical pioneers- ‘how to ensure that structures remain undisturbed by the pervasive and relentless influence of water’. The solution? Drainage composites.

As we venture deeper into understanding these marvels, we are not just dissecting their components but exploring the confluence of science, vision, and imagination.

What are Drainage Composites?

At its core, a drainage composite is a harmonious orchestration of layers, each meticulously engineered to serve a unique purpose.

Geotextile Filter: This is the sentry at the gates, ensuring that soil particles do not enter the drainage system. Tailored to perfection, this layer guarantees only water passage, acting as a sieve that filters and purifies.

Core Drainage Layer: Beneath the geotextile is a core layer, often characterised by its dimpled or corrugated structure. This isn’t merely for aesthetics. These configurations are crafted to optimise water flow, channelling it away from structures and ensuring swift removal.

Best Eco-friendly and Sustainable Drainage Composite Solution

In an era where environmental conservation and sustainability are paramount, finding eco-friendly solutions for infrastructural challenges is more crucial than ever. This is especially true in the realm of drainage, where systems are expected to manage water flow efficiently without causing harm to the surrounding environment.

Now, speaking of groundbreaking solutions, StrataDrain™ is the best sustainable drainage composite. This innovative product seamlessly encapsulates the principles of durability, efficiency, and eco-friendliness.

Composed of high-flow, geonet-geotextile drainage composites, StrataDrain™ uses high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geonet and polypropylene nonwoven fabric. What sets it apart is its fusion bond, which ensures the layers are highly resistant to separation, thus promising exceptional hydraulic performance and reducing the potential for failures.

Architectural Alchemy

The genius of drainage composites doesn’t just lie in their functional benefits. These systems are a manifestation of human ingenuity; a testament to our ability to understand, adapt, and enhance Nature’s processes.

Water, an elemental force, has shaped our world for millennia. Yet, in the constructed landscapes of urban environments, unchecked water can be a bane, leading to erosion, structural damage, and a plethora of other challenges.

Drainage composites transmute this potential threat into a manageable, even beneficial entity. They ensure that water, whether from rainfall, groundwater, or other sources is not a destructive force but a channelled energy, flowing harmoniously around our infrastructural marvels.

What Makes Drainage Composites So Important and Special?

What makes drainage composites truly stand out is their adaptability. They are not a one-size-fits-all solution but a versatile tool in the geotechnical arsenal. From safeguarding the foundations of skyscrapers to enhancing the landscapes of rooftop gardens, these systems are malleable masterpieces, reshaped and redesigned to fit myriad requirements.

Decoding drainage composites is akin to understanding a universal language of protection, sustainability and innovation. It’s a journey through the annals of human ingenuity, a celebration of our ability to envision, create, and safeguard the marvels of our world.

As we continue to build, grow and evolve, these geotechnical wonders will undoubtedly be at the forefront, shielding our legacies and paving the way for a brighter, more resilient future.

How Cost-effective are Drainage Composites Compared to Other Drainage Solutions?

Drainage solutions are pivotal in construction and landscaping to prevent water-induced damage. Drainage composites, in recent years, have become a popular choice, offering distinct benefits over traditional methods.

At first glance, drainage composites might seem pricier per unit area than conventional materials like gravel or sand. However, their installation is generally faster, needing fewer resources, thereby reducing labour costs and project durations.

Traditional systems, such as French drains demand intensive labor, extensive excavation, and backfilling. Moreover, it tends to have lower maintenance costs due to their design and durability. Traditional systems might require regular checks and potentially expensive repairs over time.

While drainage composites might have a higher initial cost, their efficiency, reduced installation and maintenance expenses, as well as longevity often make them a cost-effective choice in the long run.

Envision the Evolution

Close your eyes and visualise the labyrinthine pathways beneath a sprawling metropolis. Now, reimagine these paths, fortified and enhanced by Strata’s innovative drainage solutions. This isn’t mere infrastructure; it’s art, sculpted by courage and creativity.

Applications of StrataDrain™

The geo-composite drain system, represented by products like StrataDrain™, showcases versatility across numerous sectors. Its cost-effectiveness combined with ease of installation makes it an indispensable choice for fast-paced construction demands.

Product proves invaluable for landfill applications. It aids in efficient capping and ensures effective rainwater drainage. Additionally, it plays a pivotal role in gas venting, preserving the integrity of the landfill and its surrounding environment.

In the mining sector, it is a trusted companion for creating heap leach pads, ensuring uniform leaching and efficient drainage. It’s also employed in constructing liquid reservoirs, safeguarding against unwanted liquid infiltrations and ensuring safe storage.

Civil works
When it comes to civil engineering projects, StrataDrain™ stands out. Its effectiveness is evident in constructing roads and railways, ensuring long-lasting and durable transportation pathways. Moreover, it acts as a reliable reinforcer for earth structures, solidifying its position as a cornerstone in modern infrastructure.

The Strata Promise: Best Drainage Composite Solutions

1. Fortress of Protection: Strata’s drainage composites are shields, born to protect against the erosive forces of nature

2. Fiscal Foresight: They aren’t just cost-effective; they’re an investment in a resilient future

3. Harmony with Nature: In the dance between man and environment, Strata ensures both partners move in sync, prioritising eco-friendly designs

4. Universal Adaptability: From vast tunnels to sprawling gardens, Strata’s composites cater to a diverse range of architectural wonders

Strata’s Odyssey of Innovation

Strata isn’t just a brand; it’s a movement. It’s the audacious dreamer gazing at the stars, and the diligent engineer crafting the future on solid ground. Every drainage composite in our arsenal is a testament to our unwavering commitment to redefine the boundaries of geosystem technology.

A Visionary’s Perspective

To understand the genius of Strata’s drainage composites is to journey through a world sculpted by boundless imagination. It’s where courage meets creativity, and pioneering spirit blends with unparalleled expertise. In this intricate dance of nature and innovation, Strata stands as the maestro, orchestrating a symphony of sustainable progress.

Embrace the future with Strata Geosystems. Let’s craft tomorrow’s legacy together, guided by visionary ideals and powered by unmatched innovation. Welcome to the vanguard of geotechnical evolution.

Harold W. Hill, Jr

Director, President – Glen Raven Technical Fabrics

Strata/Glen Raven tenure: 10 years/28 years
Total industry experience: 35 years

MBA – Wake Forest University


Directs the strategic direction of Glen Raven’s automotive, protective apparel, military, geogrid, outdoor and logistic businesses.

J. Craig Bell

Director, General Manager, Strata Inc.

Strata/Strata Inc. tenure: 3 years/14 years
Total industry experience: 25 years

MBA – Georgia State University


Led the integration of Strata Inc. business operations into the headquarters of GRTF and transition from USA based to India based manufacturing.

Ashok Bhawnani


Strata tenure: 17 years
Total industry experience: 47 years



Played a key role in the establishment of Strata’s India operations. Provides vision for product innovation and leveraging new technology trends.

Phil McGoldrick

Global Technical Sales Director

Strata tenure: 7 years
Total industry experience: 32 years

Civil & Geotechnical Engineer (First class)

Provides highly technical and innovative civil engineering solutions in India and around the world. Responsible for the design and execution of large-scale geotechnical projects around the world including Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and South America.

Shahrokh Bagli

CTO – Chief Technology Officer

Strata tenure: 9 years
Total industry experience: 48 years

BTech (Hons), MTech (Civil) Both IIT Bombay, DMS (Bombay University), FIE, FIGS, Chartered Engineer


Streamlines the designs of Geosynthetics and has brought innovation in geogrid and geocell design application.

Mujib Katrawala

COO – Projects and Sales

Strata tenure: 13 years
Total industry experience: 24 years

MBA – University of Gujarat


Leads the monetization of products and solutions while ensuring highest execution quality and project profitability.

Chandrashekhar Kanade

COO – Technical Textiles

Strata tenure: 13 years
Total industry experience: 33 years

BE (Mechanical) – Nagpur University


Drives excellence in process design, product features and cost effectiveness in production.

Govind Keswani

CFO – Chief Financial Officer

Strata tenure: 8 years
Total industry experience: 35 years



Leads the finance, accounting, taxation, commercial, legal and IT functions and assisting on all strategic and operational matters.

Gautam Dalmia

CDO – Chief Development Officer

Strata tenure: 10 years
Total industry experience: 13 years

MBA – ISB, Hyderabad


Leads diversification of the product portfolio, monetizing the new products and ensuring successful sustained financial growth of the company top line.

Narendra Dalmia

CEO – Chief Executive Officer

Strata tenure: 14 years
Total industry experience: 42 years

B Tech (Chemical) – IIT Delhi


Leads day-to-day business operations of the company with focus on capacity expansion, product and process improvement.

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