The earliest uses of the geotextile concept are credited to the road builders of the ancient Roman empire who used sheepskin and heather atop the ground before placing cobblestone in constructing the Appian way. In 1926 , woven cotton fabrics were used as an early form of geotextiles in a series of road construction field by the South Carolina Highways Department .The first use of synthetic fabrics as a geotextiles was in the late 1950s, when a permeable , woven, synthetic fabric was used for erosion control in Florida.Nonwoven Geotextiles were first used in 1969 in an earthen dam as a filter under erosion protection on the upstream face. Since the early 1970s, the use of geosynthetics or geo-polymeric structures within civil-engineering constructions has expanded to such an extent that today they are almost certain to be included in any major work. Thanks to Geotextiles, roads, railway lines, drains, embankments, and dikes can now be built more easily and at lower cost. Applications of Geotextiles have been constantly expanded .As a rule , the use of Geotextiles reduces both construction costs and construction times. It is beyond the scope of this research to cover all geotextile applications. However , the researcher will try to describe some of the most common applications of geotextiles in civil engineering sector.