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X-Grid is a permeable paving grid which is strong, 100% recycled plastic, migration free and permeable. The perfect product for creating effectively porous gravel drives, car parks, paths and much more!

X-Grid is a an effective permeable paving grid which we manufacture in the UK from 100% recycled plastic. As the panels are made from recycled plastic they are all UV and weather resistant so will not break down or rot away over time which can be the case with more traditional surfaces such as concrete. As well as this our permeable paving grids are also incredibly strong and can withstand up to 420 tonnes per square metre which is an enormous amount. What makes X-Grid an effective permeable paving grid is its specially designed open cell structure, which makes it fully permeable so that if any rain falls it is able to drain away naturally leading to reduced surface water build up and smaller chances of localised flooding. In addition to the benefits mentioned, X-Grid is also very simple to install thanks to its lightweight frame and slot and peg connection system. It is so easy to work with that one person is able lay 100m² of X-Grid in just one hour. So not only is X-Grid one of the best performing grids on the market but is also one of the most affordable and environmentally friendly permeable paving grids you can find.

For more information on X-Grid, take a look at our Technical Guide or to see how simple our X-Grid Permeable Paving Grids are to install, read our in-depth Installation Guide.

Why Should We Use Permeable Paving Grids?

There has been a lot of attention towards urbanised flooding in the UK over the past few years following a number of cities and towns being affected by floods. This is why SuDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) compliance was brought in during the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. The best way to reduce flooding is prevention which is why our X-Grid gravel grids are a great strong and permeable surfacing solution for urban projects. X-Grid has a 95% open cell structure which allows rain and water to permeate through and be absorbed by the ground below, reducing the amount of water sent into our drainage systems that have proved time and again they can struggle to cope with large amounts of rain we experience leading to flooding. X-Grid is an incredibly versatile permeable paving grid that can be used for a huge range of applications both domestically and commercially. Thanks to its massive amount of benefits, X-Grid is the first choice grid for many contractors when taking on appropriate projects. Below are some examples of how X-Grid can be used:

Gravel Driveways

Gravel driveways are one of the most common uses for X-Grid. Due to its open structure, our permeable paving grid can be filled with angular gravel which sits in the individual plastic cells to create the perfect gravel parking surface which will not migrate, rut or puddle whilst maintaining its design and appearance. If installed correctly on a good sub-base, X-Grid can be a strong and durable long term parking solution that will easily support the weight and movement of HGVs, coaches, lorries, vans, cars and motorbikes. X-Grid is also fully SuDs compliant which means any rain that does fall will drain away naturally and greatly reduce the chances of surface water build up and localised flooding which is exactly what people want when looking for a permeable paving solution.

Car Parks

Car parks are needed almost everywhere and with a lot of focus on reducing urban flooding following serious floods in the past few years, why not replace your concrete or tarmac car park with a gravel filled X-Grid car park. Being fully permeable (unlike concrete or tarmac) thanks to its 95% open cell design, there will be a huge reduction in surface water build up as rain is able to drain away naturally into the ground below which is a massive benefit with potentially a lot of cars using your parking spaces every day. As well as its permeability, X-Grid is also incredibly strong which makes it a great choice for paving your car park. Able to withstand up to 420 tonnes per square metre unfilled and capable of withstanding up to 30 tonne axle loads. X-Grid is compliant with DIN 1072 and is suitable for car parking under EN ISO 124B/125.

Paths & Access Routes

X-Grid can also to create permeable footpaths, bike tracks or access routes. It provides a strong, improved drainage and erosion free solution. As the grid can be filled with a number of materials such as gravel or soil and seed you can create a decorative or even natural looking area. Not only will X-Grid provide a surface that is just as strong as more traditional surfaces but will also be fully permeable and allow rain and water to drain away reducing the chances of surface water build up and localised flooding. Heavy foot and vehicle traffic can reduce the effectiveness and lifespan of some surfaces but thanks to X-Grids design and formulation of recycled plastic, you will not have to worry about this being the case with your new permeable paving path or access route.

This is why so many people are deciding to swap their hard-scaped driveways, pathways, access routes and more for permeable surface, why not use our gravel grid X-Grid which is just as strong as their existing surface but helps reduce water-logging, surface water and localised flooding.

Related blogs

We have published a number of blogs related to this category to help showcase how the product can be used.

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