The gravel stabilisation system from Milestone transforms loose gravel pathways and access areas into a firm gravel surface.
This gravel stabiliser is a low-maintenance solution that completely compliant with Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS). Its strong, durable design ensures that it can cope with all manner of vehicular traffic, even commercial, utility and emergency vehicles.
Best of all, our gravel stabilisation system has been created with 100% recyclable polypropylene, so it is one of the most eco-friendly options on the market.
The sheets used to form the gravel stabilisation system are 1.6m 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 to mobilise them. The sheets can easily be cut with a power or hand saw to form any shape required.
This innovative gravel stabiliser has been produced after years of specialist research and development and has the aptitude to withstand the great turning forces placed upon it when vehicles turn their wheels. Offering the perfect blend of compressive strength, rigidity, abrasion resistance and of course flexibility, the system also offers one of the most impressive lifespans of any gravel stabilisation product on the market.
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 reduced to almost nothing.
The gravel stabilisation system will also withstand temperatures of below freezing without becoming brittle. This is an important factor to consider now that the UK is frequently experiencing the hardest winters in decades.
As with all other types of paving, it's important that you 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, depending 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 gravel 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 the product 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
Our gravel stabilisation system is sold by the m2 but can only be sold in full sheets. A full sheet totals 1.92m2. Please call a member of the team to discuss your requirements and place your order with us.
Prices start from £12.50/m2 (Excluding Vat & Delivery)
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