18 August 2009–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cell-Tek Geosynthetics, manufacturer of geo-cellular confinement systems, announces the launch of their new bonded aggregate system, Gravel-Lok. This innovative product is the ultimate solution to bond together a wide variety of aggregates including washed stone and pea gravel creating a permeable decorative pavement system without sacrificing the strength.
Gravel-Lok is a single component, moisture curing liquid scientifically designed to bond together a wide variety of aggregates. When combined with Cell-Tek‘s SG Stabilizer Grid base support system the result is a permeable natural stone, durable pavement which can be utilized in a wide variety of civil, residential and industrial applications. It is an attractive alternative for municipalities, parks and other government projects. Gravel-Lok creates a permeable decorative natural pavement system which is just as strong as traditional hardscaping with half of the expense.
A homeowner in Maryland was searching for a solution for a shady area in their yard where they couldn’t get grass to grow. Pavers were going to be too costly and gravel or mulch would have required too much maintenance. The homeowner approached their contractor, Life Time Pavers, who suggested Gravel-Lok and it was the perfect solution. The cost of the project was about 45% less than traditional hardscaping. The owner of Life Time Pavers says “With the system being completely porous, it was the ideal choice to help preserve the natural water flow to the root system of the existing trees. The natural beauty of the stones and functionality of the space exceeded the customers expectations.”
The system is very simple to install. The 900 sft project was installed in 2 days. The contractor excavated the area and then laid down a non-woven geofabric followed by Cell-Tek’s 2″ Stabilizer Grid. The grid was then filled with #57 stone open graded aggregate which allows for maximum permeability. The stabilizer grid confines the infill to prevent lateral movement of the stones and adds strength to the overall system. The next step was to cover the grid with the decorative stone. The customer chose 1″ Delaware Valley River Jack stone as the earth tone colors blended nicely with the landscape. The final step was the bonding system. Gravel-Lok was poured over the stones which bonded them together and in 24 hours the surface was fully functional.
The Gravel-Lok system can be applied to patios, walkways, driveways, streetscapes, nature trails, parking lots, golf cart paths and many more applications. The beauty of the system is that it creates a flat pavement which is wheelchair and stroller friendly meeting ADA compliance. The product is also environmentally friendly and non-toxic. It is an ideal solution for those looking for a less expensive, natural, completely permeable, maintenance-free area.
About Cell-Tek Geosynthetics
Cell-Tek Geosynthetics is an exclusive manufacturer of geosynthetic products used in a multitude of Green Building Applications. Their systems are the ideal choice when dealing with Load Support, Earth Retention or Slope Protection. Additionally, Gravel-Lok offers an affordable, eco-friendly product to help keep untidy gravel in place.
Chris Redding, +1 410 721 4844