Here we have two X-Grid gravel driveway installations courtesy of Mark and his team at West Bridgford Landscaping who used our X-Grid to create gravel parking areas for two different clients. One job was a small overflow area next to the main driveway and the second job was a large gravel driveway.
Following a meeting with the first client in which they requested a gravel driveway, Mark began researching gravel grids and soon came across our website & X-Grid. His research lead him to discovering X-Grid’s many benefits such as; being able to withstand up to 420 tonnes per sqm, easy installation, permeability and UV & weather resistance. Mark consulted his client and decided that it would be the best solution for creating a gravel driveway.
Below are both of the installations which you can follow using the photos.
Project Brief: Create stable gravel driveway on domestic property
Total Project Area: 12m²
Products Used: X-Grid
Granite Gravel Driveway
The first gravel driveway the team installed using X-Grid was a small hard standing overflow area installed next to the main resin bound gravel drive they installed later in the day. This project required 12m² of X-Grid.
To begin the team excavated the old and worn driveway currently in place at the clients home. In place of the old drive a solid sub-base was required, the team achieved this by laying a layer of sharp sand which was then levelled and compacted using a whacker plate. The two areas were then separated to create a large parking space and an overflow area. The separation was achieved by using bricks as a solid and attractive boarder.
On top of the finished sub-base, X-Grid could then be installed. Starting in one corner of the overflow driveway, the team laid one panel at once and simply connected each piece together as they went along using the specially designed slot and peg system. The process of laying one panel and connecting to neighbouring panels was repeated until the entire overflow area had been filled. All that was left to do was to fill the X-Grid with granite chippings and the client was left with a strong, permeable and attractive gravel driveway.
The last step of the entire project was to lay the resin bound gravel for the large driveway area. This is done by mixing together washed and kiln-dried decorative aggregates and resin binder in a forced action mixer. The resulting material is then spread evenly in the designated area before being precisely levelled using trowels. Once finished, the area is left to set for at least 24 hours with absolutely no foot traffic allowed on to the surface.
Mark said: “The X-Grid was very easy to work with. We installed the X-Grid under granite chipping to create an overflow area next to the drive. We’re very pleased with the work as this was our first 100% porous Driveway (both X-Grid and resin bound gravel).”
Project Brief: replace existing concrete driveway with low-maintenance gravel driveway
Total Project Area: 55m²
Products Used: X-Grid
Golden Flint Gravel Driveway
The second gravel driveway completed by West Bridgford was a large domestic project where they replaced the customers current concrete drive with a permeable and decorative gravel drive. The team used 55m² of X-Grid and golden flint gravel for this job.
The procedure for this project was very similar to the one above. Starting off with the team excavating the clients current driveway but this time leaving the already present brick border in place. Once the old driveway had been removed, a solid and level sub-base was laid using sharp sand which was again laid and compacted down using a whacker plate.
On top of the sub-base, X-Grid was installed. Starting in one corner and laying one panel at a time and connected the neighbouring pieces together with the specially designed slot and peg system and repeated this until the full driveway had been covered. Although it was a larger area than the previous project, the laying of the grid took no time at all. Finally, all that was left to do was to evenly fill the laid X-Grid with golden flint gravel. We estimate that around 8kg of gravel is needed to fill each individual panel so from this you are able to roughly work out how much you will need to fill your entire project.
We have covered two fantastic installations carried out Mark and his team, both of which look amazing. The clients were rightly delighted with the outcome of their gravel driveways.
Mark and his team at West Bridgford Landscaping Ltd are based in Rushcliffe and cover Nottingham and surrounding areas. The team are able to carry out all aspects of driveway and landscaping work such as gravel filled, resin bound & block paving driveways, patios, turfing and deck building as well as fencing work. If you would like more information or to get in touch with West Bridgford Landscaping, visit their website.
If you have any questions regarding our X-Grid or any of our other products then please do not hesitate to contact us and a member of our sales team will be able to assist you with your enquiry.