TREE ROOT PROTECTION & NO DIG SCENARIOS

EcoGrid is the ideal product to produce a durable, load bearing and permeable solution for all low or no excavation scenarios.

Grass tree root protection

A drainage layer gets laid, which corresponds to the type of traffic that will access the surface. This is generally classed as type3 reduced fines. This means 20mm stone mixed with smaller stones to create a firm foundation but the difference between this and type 2 is that the ‘dust’ content is removed, making the sub-base as porous 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 that can be 250-500mm round or square is placed on the ground, and a load is placed on the plate (often a simple tire jack and a vehicle). The depth that the plate sinks 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.

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. Here, the sub-base needs to be as thin as possible whilst still retaining surface loading capability. Often here, we advise laying of a geotextile layer first, then a layer of (for example) 100mm clean 20mm stone retained by our EcoGrid Cell Web, a secondary geotextile layer is then laid, and then the EcoGrid standard grids or EcoGrid Bloxx gets laid.

An EcoGrid approved geotextile layer follows to enhance surface support, provide a layer of filtration and stop the drainage layer stone from migrating up to the surface. A screed layer is laid. This can be a large granulate sharp sand or clean fine sharp angular gravel, typically 20-30mm deep-laid, leveled, 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.

Initial Consultation

We provide an initial consultation and quotation to all interested customers, this can be via Telephone, Email, Video Call or depending on project size we could possibly come out and provide an onsite consultation.
Within this initial consultation we would suggest what products of ours to utilise aswell as how much of it you would need and possibly an alternative to our main sugestion depending on budget and what the surface you are constructing will be used for.

Fixed Quotation and Design Advice

Much like our consultation service, we offer all customers sound and accurate design advice, this includes offering different products that could be utilisable for your project aswell as possible other ways to get it done.
Alongside our different desisng proposals will be different prices/quotations depending on your budget needs.

Site Visits and Surveys

When it comes to large scale projects it may require a more indepth survery of the land your planning to use.
We have to do this for many reasons, just a couple being that you could possibly be planning to use an inadequate laying surface, another could be that you could be planning to terraform your available land but this could cause a plethora of issues, such as:
There could be protected species of trees/plants on your land
There could be underlaying pipes/electrics that you are unaware of ( if this is the case we would have to provide a different design entirely )

Sample Supply

Here at EcoGrid we believe it is valuable to see actually see what your getting before you invest and possibly end up with a product you dont like so we can tailor it to suit your needs and aesthetic preference.
That is why we can supply samples upon request of any of our grids, as these are very small we can send them via the regular mail and they will be with you within a couple days.
The grids come at an approximatley 6×6 inches but they are an exact replica just a scaled down version of our full sized EcoGrid grids, they are manuly just to give you a feel of the material and colours used.

CPD Visits

Mainly due to our extensive 20 year warranty we are able to offer continued professional development sessions.
The reason for this is if you ever have any issues with your EcoGrid we want you to know that we are here to help, please never hesitate to reach out to us if you have any issues and we will do our best to help.

Efficient Supply Chain

Due to our massive amount of stock we hold in the UK any orders that we get we are ususally able to get out within 1-2 working days, aswell as this we supply to many well known construction goods wholesalers so chances are your never far from EcoGrid

Swift Consultation/Installation

Due to our massive amount of approved installers all the way across the UK, theres a good chance that if you have any installation or consultation issues and we are unable to be of assistance we can point you in the right direction of our professional approved installers to come out and give you a hand.

SO, WHICH ECOGRID?

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

EcoGrid E30

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EcoGrid E40

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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.

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APPLICATIONS

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