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Gravel Stabilization

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OPaver™ MP grids for Gravel Stabilization in driveways, pathways, patios, equestrian and overflow parking

OPaver™ MP grid system is the Best Choice for Gravel Stabilization

One of the core purposes of the USA EcoSystem’s OPaver™ MP Grids is to control and prevent the shifting of aggregate fill, which serves to transmit the applied load directly into the base thus utilizing the full compressive strength of the natural aggregate stone and allowing for high load capacities e.g., vehicular driveways and pathways.

An advantage that is unique to the OPaver™ MP grid system is its ability to control significantly the migration of stone. The control of the movement of the aggregate is done by the OPaver™ MP’s cellular structure. This also lends itself to applications where design and or color could enhance the appearance of the paver application. By choosing different color aggregate or using our proprietary glow products, designs can be built-in or signage or lines to delineate specific parking spaces for vehicles. This is achieved without sacrificing the permeability of the OPaver™ MP grid system.
In applications where there is no available light, use of our proprietary glow products with the grid system can establish parking lines, safety passageways, emblems, signage or even decorative designs and elements that can be seen in the dark of night.

Key advantages in using OPaver™ MP Grids: No sinking, migrating gravel, or forming ruts of gravel driveways and pathways. ADA, Leeds and SuDS compliant.

The use of the OPaver™ MP grid systems’ versatility lends itself to numerous residential and commercial applications where quality, performance and impervious surfaces are needed. The OPaver™ MP grid product is an inexpensive alternative to overflow parking for church events and festivals, equestrian venues, parking pads, patios, driveways. The longevity of this product will help maintain the property value whether it is used in a commercial or residential location.

Resin Bound Gravel & Resin Bonded Aggregate

Superior Quality Pebble and Aggregate Binder
USA EcoSystems provides pebble and aggregate binding product that is suitable not only for patio and sidewalk use, it also has the strength and durability to be applied in high load traffic areas and or driveway applications. Because the pebble or aggregate product used will be locked into place and none of the particles will migrate, this lends itself to very creative applications.

Painting with Pebbles
Color variations in aggregate can be used as a creative medium to delineate lines, patterns, or decorative motifs locked into the paving surface. Moreover, by incorporating our professional-grade glow in the dark aggregate into the top layer of your gravel fill the glowing element will bring beauty and interest to your landscape throughout the night. The long lasting glow of our products will last 10-12 hours every night and the quality of it’s glow will last for decades.

Questions & Answers

Question:

Do you have any data on the weight bearing limitations on the plastic grid itself? Will this material crack or crumble under the weight of a car when filled with dirt/grass?

Answer:

USA EcoSystems’ OPaver™ permeable pavers are made from a high-strength copolymer polypropylene which has a compressive yield strength of over 5,500 psi when filled, roughly twice that of typical high density polyethylene used in other permeable paving systems. Without the additional fill aggregate (gravel or grass), USA EcoSystems’ OPaver™ Grids will withstand forces in excess of 400 psi before plastic deformation begins to occur.

*Ref: http://www.matweb.com/reference/compressivestrength.aspx

Question:

I’ve read that using gravel on a high traffic parking lot areas will cause the gravel itself to be crushed have a “sanding” effect and become imprevious. Is this true for The OPaver™ Grids?

Answer:

The core purpose of the USA EcoSystem’s OPaver™ paving grids is to control and prevent the shifting of the aggregate fill, which serves to transmit the applied load directly into the base thus utilizing the full compressive strength of the natural aggregate stone. A major added benefit of this process is that the “sanding” effect is virtually eliminated when installed properly.
Commercial pea gravel varies in composition and may have a rated compressive strength in excess of 25,000 psi.* However, surfaces paved with pea gravel alone may be prone to a “sanding” effect, due to the grinding action that occurs as a load travels across the aggregate and the aggregate shifts to compensate.
This will not occur with the OPaver™ grid system.

*Ref: http://www.boretekinc.com/documents/front.pdf

USA EcoSystems’ OPaver™ MP Grids Porosity & Permeability Video Demo

APPLICATIONS:

• Walking Paths
• Driveways
• Service Access roads
• Bicycle Paths
• Horse stable/yards
• Overflow parking events
• Sidewalks
• Patio

SOLUTIONS:

• Erosion control
• 100% permeable applications
• Turf Reinforcement
• Meets Municipal requirements for both Residential and Commercial Landscaping and Construction Projects

APPLICATIONS FOR PERMEABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

• “Green” building design and development friendly.
• Up to 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of concrete (installed).
• One of the most economical solutions for storm water management.
• Reduces heat retention, especially beneficial in urban areas.
• LEED Points accreditation on both new and rebuilds.
• Allows water to flow directly into the natural aquifers.
• Dust abatement / dust reduction.
• Mud Control.

BENEFITS:

• Proudly Manufactured in the USA from 100% recycled plastic.
• The OPaver™ MP Grids are pre-assembled in 2’ x 4’ panels for ease of installation at any job site.
• Made with the highest quality UV Protected Polypropylene plastic.
• Ease of installation.
• Provides a 100% Porous Surface
• SUDS, ADA and LEEDS compliant

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