The EcoGrid Tree Root Protection cellular confinement system is a no dig solution preventing damage to tree root structures during the installation process. The EcoGrid cellular confinement and EcoGrid combination is quick and easy to install, reduces construction time and in many instances greatly reduces the depth of imported stone required, saving time and money and reducing the environmental impact of the project.
The EcoGrid Tree Root Protection cellular confinement system is expanded on site and then filled with a clean no-fines stone; the strength of the system comes from the containment of the stone within the structure, although unlike traditional construction this is achieved without compacting the stone and the subsequent loss of permeability. It is manufactured from strips of high density polyethylene HDPE cross welded to form cells, the strips can also be perforated if required to allow the lateral movement of air and water through the structure.
The porous surface also ensures water and air can carry essential nutrients to the tree roots. The EcoGrid Tree Root Protection cellular confinement system is a non-woven geotextile positioned to prevent any fines washing through and ultimately clogging the system, preventing the water and air from reaching the roots over the lifetime of the tree.
Many surfaces are suitable for use the EcoGrid Tree Root Protection cellular confinement system and these include EcoGrod E50, EcoGrid E40, EcoGrid E30 and EcoGrid Bloxx.
In temporary applications there is usually no requirement for a top finish as The EcoGrid Tree Root Protection cellular confinement system acts as the surface (load dependant).
The EcoGrid Tree Root Protection cellular confinement system can be used for both permanent and temporary projects. In temporary construction scenarios the system can be removed without damaging the roots once operations on site are complete.