Promoting the use of grass, granite and gravel as alternatives to asphalt, creates sustainable environs that perpetuate natures virtues both aesthetically and functionally.
Building for the future many are now turning to craftsmen of the past, recruiting stonemasons to build green driveways.
Cobblestone drives combine traditional good looks with timeless low maintenance materials. Natural tones add stately presence but the real appeal is the easy care, long wear of stone. Stain and oil resistant, moulding effortlessly to uneven ground the materials non toxic – a path in keeping with preservation.
EcoGrid has been the most successful soil stabilization system in Europe for over 15 years, is a tough, durable, interlocking grid system designed to provide ground reinforcement, improved drainage, turf protection and erosion control. It comes pre-assembled in lightweight 14.31ft2 (1.33m2) pieces for easy handling and installation.
Manufactured from 100% recycled plastics and providing superior water drainage, this revolutionary system provides an economical and environmentally effective means of mud control.
EcoGrid works on the “snowshoe principle” where the grid disperses weight evenly preventing any shift, split or crack in the grid. Permanently separating the top layer gravel/sand from the sub-base, means EcoGrid is virtually maintenance free. With the worlds elevating temperatures EcoGrid’s ability to withstand the most extreme climates from -50°C to 90°C is a key feature.
As it is not a solid structure, grass can grow within the frame and the roots get protected by the grid. Water gradually absorbs into the soil below nourishing the earth in an eco-friendly waste not way. To ensure efficient drainage from the surface and sub-base it is advised to mix sand in with the soil before laying the EcoGrid.
From residential driveways to sustainable streets and green roofing the EcoGrid is multi-functional by design ‘light-weight and easy to install’ easily one of the most impressive conservation contenders.
For more information about the EcoGrid visit TerraFirm Enterprises website.

Inga Yandell
Explorer and media producer, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide resources and opportunities for creative exploration.