What is it?

Here we have a typical example of an Ecogrid car park that would be filled with gravel, bays would be de-lineated with our custom made markers either raised or flush mounted.

A typical build-up would be:

Grid (Usually our e40)

Fine stone screed (20-40mm)

Geotextile membrane(100-115g)

Clean stone or type 3 reduced fines drainage layer (typically150mm)

 

A gravelled filled or gravel retention system employs Ecogrid as a means of retaining gravel on a pathway, parking or vehicular access. The Ecogrid tiles arrive on site as 12 tiles or 1.33 square metres already locked securely together, therefore the fitting of the system is extremely swift and speedy. Ecogrid comes in four different colours for this application to match the type of gravel used. Black, green terracotta and light grey.

Excavation is as little as 120mm for standard vehicle domestic applications meaning that there are a number of inherent advantages:

  • Less excavation therefore less waste to landfill and quicker preparation
  • Less requirement for hard-core
  • Swift installation of the entire base system at 100 metres per man per hour
  • No down time due to inclement weather as the base can be laid in the wet
  • No inconvenience to clients as the grids are immediately load bearing

Once the Ecogrid is laid, any shapes or angular cuts can be put in with a standard angle grinder, the grids will cut at walking pace.

Where can it be used?

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.

How to?

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.

Options?

We offer a wide variety of aggregate options and blends thereof in all naturally shaded options.

Accessories?

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.

Products Suitable for Gravel Parking and Load Bearing Applications

Light/Medium vehicle loading and domestic applications

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.


For more information regarding EcoGrid EH40 click here

Heavy vehicle loading and commercial applications

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.


For more information regarding EcoGrid E50 click here


Heavy vehicle loading and domestic applications

With a loading capacity of 800 tonnes per square metre and a range of styling choices EcoGrid Bloxx suites any load bearing application


For more information regarding EcoGrid Bloxx click here

How to start planning a gravel driveway

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.


Installation Instructions


EcoGrid gravel parking and roadway case study


EcoGrid Brochure

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