Caravan, motorhome and camping surface solutions
Some of the biggest problems facing campgrounds is soil compaction, mud and erosion through heavy use. More and more campsite owners across the UK are discovering a solution that can save them from the year-round nightmare of muddy, boggy conditions that come about from caravan and motorhome usage.
EcoGrid is significant in being able to decrease the impact of traffic (both vehicular and foot) on grass and other natural permeable surfaces. The grid system reinforces the ground acting like as "snowshoe", thus reducing soil compaction, improving water drainage and as a result preventing mud and erosion.
Our world renowned permeable paving enables sustainable grassed camp sites. By maintaining a non-compacted area for grass to grow in, campground owners can ensure good grass coverage while maintaining a porous surface area. The grid protects the roots of the grass and growth areas of the grass plant while providing a stable surface.
The grid is engineered to withstand heavy loads - be that from cars, vans, motorhomes and even fire engines! Take EcoGrid E40 for example, our mid-weight product is often used for this application, and at 40mm deep it really doesn't sound like much until you realise how simple and easily it works. The plastic won't shift, split or crack even when cars park on it; instead it helps spread out the weight of car tyres and distribute the load.
After correct installation, EcoGrid is virtually maintenance free. Therefore ongoing campground costs are also decreased.
The surfacing can be used for all areas that either require a load bearing, aesthetic and very permeable surface for loadings from a small child to articulated lorries turning in an external warehousing facility. Pathways, emergency access routes, domestic driveways, commercial car parks to name just a few applications.
Once the surface has been excavated and prepared, the grids are swiftly laid on the screed level, curves are formed with our unique curving piece. A retaining edge strip and secure anchor system is available to form a barrier, impeding the travelling of infill material away from the surface (only necessary if you want to’override’ the grid surface with stone. It should be noted that the fill material should be sharp angular stone and range from 5-10mm. River bed or rounded stone can be used but this material doses not lock together as well as angular.
We offer a wide variety of aggregate options and blends thereof in all naturally shaded options.
We supply a firm clip and fix edging system that offers a guide to ensure continuous levels across surfaces as well as the ability to cut patterns and curves to surfaces.
We also have a unique curving piece to ensure continuous curving of grid based surfaces without the need for cutting. We have a variety of UV stable markers to delineate parking bays and new for 2015 will be a clip and fix LED lighting marker in four different colours.
With a medium profile and an incredible load bearing capacity of 500 tonnes per square meter when filled, EcoGrid EH40 is more than capable of withstanding the pressures of a domestic driveway.
With a loading capacity of up to 800 tonnes per square meter when filled, EcoGrid E50 is a heavy hitter that can handle industrial pressure. Whether you have a parking bay for cargo transport or an aircraft landing strip E50 is the grid for the job.
With a loading capacity of 800 tonnes per square metre and a range of styling choices EcoGrid Bloxx suites any load bearing application
Firstly we would recommend looking at the PDF resources below. These provide a comprehensive guide for the installation of EcoGrid and adding the gravel surface as well as giving real life examples of EcoGrid being used for this task.