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100% recycled, strong, permeable, easy to install, UV & weather resistant 1m² Black X-Grid

X-Grid is an amazing ground reinforcement grid which can be used in a number of ways as an effective porous paving solution. With benefits such as: being environmentally friendly, strong (able to hold up to 420 tonnes per sqm), fully permeable, weatherproof and rot-free. The special design of our plastic gravel driveway grid gives it a large load bearing capacity, permeability, migration prevention, its lightweight frame and simple installation process.

  • Size: ~1m²
  • Depth: 40mm
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 5.13kg
  • Load Capacity: >420 Tonnes
  • Material: Recycled Plastic
  • Configuration: 9 panels of 330x330mm

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About X-Grid

Manufactured in the UK from 100% recycled plastic, X-Grid is our most popular product with over 7 million units sold worldwide to date. Its most common use is to create DIY gravel driveways, access routes and car parks but can be used for so much more. The versatility is what makes it such a sought after ground reinforcement grid. Thanks to its unique formulation of recycled plastic and intelligent design, each X-Grid panel we supply is UV resistant & weatherproof so will not break down or rot away over time. Every X-Grid panel is also fully permeable & SuDs compliant which means any rain that falls on to the grid is able to naturally drain away resulting in a reduced amount of surface water and chances of localised flooding. The curved cell structure is one of the main reasons for our gravel grids fantastic load baring capacity of 420 tonnes.

Additional information

Weight 5.13 kg
Dimensions 990 × 990 × 40 mm
Colour

Black

Pack Size

1m²

Suitable for

Pedestrians/Animals, Light Foot Traffic, Light Vehicles, Medium Foot Traffic, Medium/Heavy Vehicles, Heavy Foot Traffic

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X-Grid Installation Guide

We have two installation guides for our X-Grid, one is for a gravel filled X-Grid and the other is for a grass filled X-Grid. Click a jump to button below to read the relevant install guide.

X-Grid Gravel Installation Guide

  1. Cut the grass as close to the surface as you can or where necessary remove the turf and topsoil to a depth of around 75mm and dispose of all debris. Then level the formation layer and lightly consolidate.
  2. Optional: Install edge restraint around the now trimmed or excavated area.
  3. Lay and secure either a sheet of stabilisation mesh or a geotextile membrane on to the formation layer just created. You must ensure that the mesh or membrane is flat to the surface by securing it into the ground using fixing pegs or pins as required. An optional step is to lay a geotextile membrane layer under the stabilisation mesh to create a layer that can prevent both migration and contamination.
  4. With the mesh or membrane in place, then lay a 5-10mm thick layer of sharp sand or hardcore to the entire area to level it out and create a solid sub-base. If you have used a stabilisation mesh, this must not be allowed to become exposed above the gravel/aggregate layer.
  5. On to the sub-base created, begin laying your X-Grid ground reinforcement grids. Start in one corner, lay one panel at a time and simply connect any neighbouring X-Grid panels using the slot and peg snap connection. Repeat the process of lay and connect until the full area is covered.
  6. If needed, X-Grid can be cut using a hand or power saw to fit into your specified area or to navigate around obstructions and curves. We recommend avoiding the use of cut pieces of X-Grid which are more than half of the original size of the panel. Your X-Grid panels can then be firmed in place using a light vibrating whacker plate if you require.
  7. Once installed, fill your X-Grid with a gravel or aggregate. Preferably a 5-20mm diameter, well graded, clean and angular material. Fully rounded ‘pea gravel’ is not recommended due to movement.
  8. You can compact the surface of your X-Grid using a light vibratory whacker if required.
  9. If you find you have any low areas, refill these spots with your gravel and compact again until you are happy with the finish.
  10. Your X-Grid gravel surface is complete and can used immediately.

X-Grid Grass Installation Guide

  1. Follow steps 1 to 3 of the x-grid gravel installation. Pleas note: It is not neccesary to install a geotextile membrane for a grass fill which included in Step 3 of the gravel guide.
  2. With the first 3 steps followed, lay a 35mm thick layer of compacted RootZone (sandy soil) evenly over the stabilisation mesh. Do note, the mesh must not be allowed to become exposed above the grass layer.
  3. On to the sandy soil sub-base created, start laying your X-Grid ground reinforcement grids. Start in one corner, lay one panel at a time and connect any neighbouring X-Grid panels using the simple slot and peg connection system. Repeat this process of laying and connecting until the full area has been covered.
  4. With all of the X-Grid laid, begin filling all of the panels with Rootzone. If required, use a light vibrating plate to compact the pavers and settle the Rootzone infill.
  5. You need to ensure that the Rootzone used is a structurally sound, free-draining sand and soil or sand and compost blend. This is a nominal propriety blend of 60:40 or 70:30 ratio. We do not recommend self blending.
  6. You can then begin carrying out a normal seeding, fertilising and watering process. You are able to apply a very light top dressing just cover the seed and to create an adequate germination condition. Ensure you do not X-Grids cells. Alternatively, you can roll out a thin-cut turf on top of the X-Grid if required.
  7. Your installed X-Grid can be used immediately, although it is preferable that you allow the grass to fully establish itself before you begin trafficking.