|Heavy duty gravel pavers
|500mm x 500mm panel
Our heavy duty gravel pavers are manufactured from 100% recycled polypropylene to form an interlocking permeable paving system which can be filled with gravel or grass. It can be used as part of a sustainable urban drainage system and doesn’t require planning permission.
Porous Paver Installation
Paver installation – in all cases, before installing porous pavers you should first determine the ground conditions over which the paver is to be installed. Ideally, you should consult with a specialist to provide a CBR (Californian Bearing Ratio) test. The CBR result will give an indication of the required sub base.
During construction, care of the ground to be infiltrated should be taken. The fines content of the sub base should be controlled, so where possible, store the stone off site and construct the porous surfaces as late in the project as possible to prevent clogging and compaction. The sub base should be DOT type 3 and construction should be in accordance with BS 7533: Part 3: 1997 Code of Practice for laying pre cast concrete paving blocks and clay pavers for flexible pavements.
For gravel finishes
A geotextile should be laid over the sub base below the pavers, to prevent the cross contamination of the gravel. Once placed on the geotextile, the pavers should be filled using a 6/10mm clean angular gravel. Once filled, the pavement can be used immediately.
For grass finishes
The sub base should be mixed with 30% sharp sand. Once the pavers are placed on the sub base, they should then be filled with a mix of 70% sharp sand with 30% soil and seeded with grass seed. Once seeded, the pavement should be left un-trafficked to allow for the grass to establish. Alternatively, turf can be laid directly on top of the filled pavers. Once the turf has been laid, it will need to be rolled and left for at least two mowing cycles to allow for the roots to establish.
*Note: the depth of sub base may be reduced by including a ground stabilising mesh geogrid.
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Our heavy duty pavers can withstand constant pedestrian traffic and vehicular traffic of up to 40 tonnes per square metre making it more than capable of handling virtually all domestic applications. It is quick and easy to install and won’t crack or rot.
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