Our Gravel Stabilisation System transforms loose gravel pathways and access areas into a firm gravel surface.
Our system provides an excellent low maintenance SUDS compliant surface and is designed to cope with vehicular traffic, up to and including commercial, utility and emergency vehicles, with no compromise in strength and durability. 100% recyclable polypropylene makes our system a truly environmentally friendly product.
The sheets are1.6m x 1.2m x 40mm and support the use of rounded pebbles or decorative aggregates. They are lightweight therefore no special lifting equipment is required. The sheets can easily be cut with a power or hand saw to form any shape required.
The system has been through extensive research and development and can now greatly withstand the turning forces placed upon it when vehicles turn their wheels. By finding the ideal balance between compressive strength, rigidity, abrasion resistance and flexibility, we have been able to reinforce the system to cope with any vehicles' movements, yet still giving unbeatable gravel stabilisation properties and a greatly increased lifespan.
By incorporating what is probably the strongest, fully permeable geotextile fabric on the market, along with the improved tensile strength of the sheets, the risk of the gravel infill breaking through the geotextile layer has been greatly reduced to almost nothing.
The System will also withstand temperatures of below freezing without becoming brittle. This is an important factor to consider with the recent harsh winters that the UK has been enduring.
As with all other types of paving start with a good foundation. The edge of the honeycomb area needs to be retained. This can be done using existing walls and buildings, stone setts, kerbs, timber, metal edging systems etc. The edging needs to be laid so that it is proud of the finished gravel level by at least 20mm. Lay a sub-base of MOT Type 1 to 100-150mm in depth dependent on the intended use of the area. Then cover with a layer of sharp sand to a minimum depth of 20mm. This must be compacted and flat before the sheets are laid.
Place the stabilisation sheets over the prepared ground. The geotextile underside helps inhibit weed growth, and should be over-lapped at sheet joints. When two sheets meet up tuck one of the flaps under the sheet and place the sheets close together over the whole area. The honeycomb can be easily cut with a power or hand saw to meet the outer shape required. A larger number of sheets can be laid in minutes due to them being light and easy to handle. The sheets do not require clipping together or fixing down. Lastly, the stabilisation sheets are then filled with gravel to the top with a further 10-20mm to conceal it. No rolling is required.
1. Prepare sub-grade
2. Lay MOT Type 1
3. Cover with a layer of Sharp Sand
4. Place the sheets over the prepared ground
5. Fill the sheets with gravel
6. Finished result
The system is sold by the m2 but can only be sold in full sheets. A full sheet totals 1.92m2. Call a member of the team to discuss your requirements.
Prices start from £12.50/m2 (Excluding Vat & Delivery)
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