Drivable Grass - Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
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Yes it is. Installation is simlar to but easier than pavers. See videos and PDFs here for more info.
Yes, it can to taken care of simliar to your regular lawn care.
DG is recommended for slopes as steep as 12% with vegetated infill. Installation for traffic loading on grades steeper than 12% must be evaluated by a qualified engineer or architect.
Drivable Grass is a flexible concrete mat system. Other concrete turf paving systems are blocks, tiles or cast-in-place concrete. All are rigid and utilize a cellular system for plant growth. Turf is grown in cells or voids within the block and, due to the product’s deep side walls, each cell is an isolated planting area. The deep side walls don’t allow the exchange of moisture between cells so even distribution of moisture is virtually impossible. And, when the concrete heats up during the day, this heat is transferred through the side walls to the planting root zone and causes evaporation and soil compaction. The result is poor plant growth. Being a mat system, Drivable Grass lays over its root zone, which is continuous beneath the installation area. This allows the system to act like a normal lawn area and balance moisture distribution through capillary action. Additionally, while Drivable Grass® is 60% open at the surface, the underside is almost 90% contained, thus holding moisture in the root zone during the hot parts of the day. And, because the mats are flexible, they conform to designed or natural contours in a smooth flowing manner, where turf blocks or tiles require angle points.
Among the plastic systems some are roll delivered and others are tiles and still others are expandable. Most offer the ‘flexibility’ of a plastic product when installed but after a while develop a ‘memory’ and become somewhat rigid. This often results in the product popping-up or daylighting under heavy loading. Another negative factor is the potential for ‘cookie-cutting’ into saturated soils. Most plastic systems have virtually no inherent strength relative to vehicular loading and are subject to damage especially from sustained traffic and thus are not suitable for regular drive use. Drivable Grass® is made from 8,000 PSI concrete and is an excellent wearing surface. Its large bottom surface area provides a stable platform for vehicular use. And, the system’s connecting grid remains flexible even in extreme cold.