Construction Sites

Construction Site and Surfacing

EcoGrid Ground For Storage Area With Fork Lift To Carry Products

EcoGrid is the ideal product to produce gravel filled parking systems, tool storage areas, site walkways etc.

A High load bearing, permeable and strong base system for use on construction sites to reduce the potential of Health and safety issues surrounding mud management and poorly constructed walkways, parking areas, tool stores and general storage areas.


Our products provide the benefit of a speedy installation, with a staggering ½ day installation or uninstallation time possibly saving site time by 6/7 days. As well as saving the hassle of needing to cast then break and remove traditional concrete bases once the job is done. This also saves a massive amount of carbon approximately 1.66t per tone of concrete traditionally used.

As well as being 100% recyclable, our products have a non-slip property and they are extremely durable meaning they are:

  • Extremely Durable
  • UV Resistant
  • Splinter Free
  • Have Incredible Loading Capabilities
  • And Many More

Installation Example

A drainage layer gets laid, the depth of which depends on the type of traffic that will access the surface. This is generally classed as type3 reduced fines. “Type 3 reduced fines” mean 20mm stone mixed with smaller stones to create a firm foundation, but the difference between this and type 2 is that the ‘dust’ content has to be removed, making the sub-base as permeable as possible. It is also possible to use clean 10-20mm stone.

Often a plate test is carried out to ascertain the type of surface to be excavated. This means a plate which can be 250-500mm round or square, is placed on the ground, and a load is placed on the plate (often a simple tyre jack and a vehicle). The depth the plate sinks to will show the type of ground conditions and the corresponding depth of the sub-base. This is often classed as the CBR (California bearing rate). In layman’s terms, it means the firmness of the soil to be excavated.

Gravel Filled EcoGrid Paving Suitable For Lorries And Construction Vehicles

We often get scenarios where excavation is not possible or is minimal, such as sites of archaeological value or areas where tree roots need protection. This presents the issue that the sub-base needs to be as thin as possible whilst still retaining surface loading. We often advise laying of a geotextile layer first, then a layer of (for example) 100mm clean 20mm stone retained inside our Ecogrid Cell Web, a secondary geotextile layer is then laid, and then the EcoGrid standard grids or Ecogrid Bloxx get laid.
An Ecogrid approved geotextile layer follows to enhance surface support, provide a layer of filtration and to stop the drainage layer stone migrating up to the surface. A screed layer is laid. This can be a large granulate sharp sand or clean fine sharp angular stone, typically 20-30mm deep-laid, levelled and compacted.

The grids are then laid as per our fitting advice or downloaded fitting sheets. Grid fill can be as aesthetics determine but should be:

  • Sharp angular stone (river bed rounded stone is not as suitable as it does not lock in to the grid cells as well and there is a potential for a small amount of travelling)
  • 15-30mm is best as the larger stones lock better and do not stick in to tyre treads
  • Crushed slate is our own infill of choice, especially Crushed Welsh slate as this is an abundantly available option and blends nicely with the black grids.


A Pallet Of EcoGrid Pre-Jointed Together In A Layer Of 12 Tiles

Supporting Documents

Product Guide

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Case Study #1

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Case Study #2

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So, which EcoGrid?

The following grid options are suitable for your desired application. Learn more about each on the EcoGrid product pages.

EcoGrid E30 Permeable Paving Grid

EcoGrid E30

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EcoGrid E40 Permeable Paving Grid

EcoGrid E40

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EcoGrid E50 Permeable Paving Grid

EcoGrid E50

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Fully Permeable

‘Kind to the environment’

100% free draining providing a complete SuDS solution. EcoGrid is carbon neutral and has zero effect on the environment. EcoGrid is made from specially selected plastics that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

Beyond Strong

‘Loads of up to 800t/sqm’

Our loading capacities are independently tested and published. Our range is fully tested and approved by the European TUV and RAL centres. EcoGrid is also a fully approved NATO supply product with tens of thousands sold worldwide.

Unrivalled Solution

‘The World’s #1’

With over 1.5 million sqm sold in 2017, EcoGrid is unrivalled in product sales. With a fully automated, sustainable European factory. We also go ‘the extra’ mile with technical advice and general assistance.

More Applications

EcoGrid can be used for a huge variety of applications; from lightweight landscaping implementations to heavyweight aviation surfacing.

Heavy Duty Vehicle Loading Area On Gravel Filled EcoGrid

Gravel Surfacing

Grass Filled EcoGrid Car Park With Bay Markers

Grass Surfacing

Light Resin Bound Stone Driveway

Resin Bound Stone

Horse And The Rider On Horse Arena With Tread Layer

Equestrian Applications