Why Eco Grids work naturally with Regallen Resin bound stone surface
Fully permeable. Kind to the environment. 100% free draining, providing a complete SuDS solution. EcoGrid is carbon neutral and has zero effect on the environment. EcoGrid is made from specially selected plastics that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Resin bound stone is a new and effective way of providing a highly aesthetic surface for your home or business premises. It can be installed internally or externally to provide a surface that is both very robust and load bearing, but also fully permeable. This means that any water that hits the surface will freely drain through the resin bound topping and through the Eco Grid base system to naturally dissipate in to the water table.
These types of surfaces have an obvious advantage in current times as they are free draining and therefore effectively add to flood risk prevention. A resin bound surface is SuDS compliant and requires no planning permission; an important fact with the newly introduced surface water regulations.
In the past, resin bound stone was floated over a variety of sub-bases such as porous asphalt, tarmac or shredded rubber. While these are perfectly acceptable sub-bases, they are not very environmentally friendly, difficult to lay, very costly and require a high skill set to install.
The Eco Grid system employs patented Eco Grid paving as the permeable, load bearing base. This is a product that is made from completely recycled materials and has a load bearing capability up to 800
tonnes per square metre. The grids carry a patented locking mechanism that is unique to this product and ensures that once the grid is locked in place, it stays in place. The grid system has a low surface area of exposed plastic, allowing a strong bond between the stone infill and the resin bound surface.