Pratex Permeable Paving

Introduction

PRATEX – For Gravel or Grass Paving and Erosion Control

PRATEX is an innovative solution made from 100% recycled polyethylene to reduce pollution in our lakes, rivers and streams. PRATEX is a pervious (water permeable), ecologically friendly, easy-to-install, environmentally sound alternative to asphalt, concrete, gravel, cobblestones, tree bark or peat moss, dirt, sod and other common types of groundcover. To comply with land use restrictions or an alternative to concrete or asphalt paving in your residential, institutional, or commercial properties, PRATEX provides the solution.

PRATEX provides pervious surface construction and its use may be exempt from many communities’ construction restrictions. Such set-aside programs could make the construction project prohibitively expensive, unless PRATEX is used instead of pavement.

Features

  • Healthier for the environment:by anchoring the soil into place, Pratex reduces both soil erosion and chemical or waste runoff into the ecosystem
  • Healthier for Livestock:by maintaining a dry paddock, Pratex reduces hoof-related syndromes
  • For pedestrian greenbelts or footpaths: Pratex prevents erosion due to traffic, rainfall or rutting and potholes leaving a level surface
  • Extreme Ease of use around the home: prevents unsightly
    muddy traffic areas around gates, entrances, loading areas,
  • Provides a Suitable public access control method: easily accommodates the use of bicycles, wheel chairs, strollers and carts, yet discourages unauthorized recreational activities such as skateboarding, roller blades, etc. Pratex will reduce hazards eliminating saturated lawns or earthen surfaces on slopes
  • Provides Traction: permits lawn care equipment to be maneuvered on sloped lawn surfaces without destroying the lawn
  • Strength: can support heavy vehicles on either grass or stone surfaces
  • Superior alternative to paving: when using Pratex for driveways, parking lots or vehicular access
  • Pratex requires significantly less stone: less harmful environmental impact while saving time and money. Simplifies the foundation phase by requiring less material, labour and equipment. Does not require significant roadbed construction for non-public roadways and prevents the intermingling of the stone with the soil underneath it by creating a permanent, water-permeable barrier
  • Stabilizes gravel driveways: keeping them free of ruts and erosion potholes, minimizing maintenance
  • Adaptable: May be filled with either soil, sand, crushed stone, stream pebbles, or grass
  • Various sporting applications: for example, golf courses (cart paths) and equestrian centers, fairgrounds, sport fields side lines, outdoor show and exhibition areas, public gathering areas, etc.
  • Water-resilient and non-corrosive: will not crack under normal usage and conditions
  • Manufactured to ISO 9000:2002 high quality standards

Applications

  • Driveways
  • Lawn areas next to driveways and roads, for temporary parking
  • Parking Areas
  • Patios
  • Pathways through the lawn
  • Carport floors
  • Garden paths
  • Utility areas (i.e. under trash containers)
  • Storage areas (i.e. vehicles, implements and machinery, etc.)
  • Subsoil stabilization on hills (i.e. under sod, e.g., to prevent walking on saturated lawns, on hills)
  • Around gates and entrances, where high traffic tears up the grass
  • Equestrian uses (paddocks and turnouts, dry lots, barn interior flooring, stalls, etc.)

Design & Engineering

We provide PE stamped shop drawings through our engineering partners globally, construction training, and installation observation and we work closely with the design team, the contractor, and the owner to ensure the success of the project.  Each site is different, and working with project partners to find installation solutions that address specific site needs is a part of the service we provide.

To begin using the CUPOLEX® in your building of home development, visit our Getting Started page for a step-by-step road map on using this product.

Suitability

DIMENSIONS IN CM.60 X 56
DIMENSIONS IN INCHES24 X 22
HEIGHT4.0cm(1.75")
WEIGHT1.3KG.(2.60 LBS))
LOAD BEARING CAPACITY300 t/m2
SOIL CONSUMPTION0.038 m3/m2
UNITS PER M23
SQ.FT. PER UNIT3.36
PACKAGINGWOOD PALLET
M2 PER PALLET76 m2
SQ.FT. PER PALLET818SQ.FT
UNITS PER PALLET228

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Details

  • Pratex Details

Leed Contribution

Technical Reports

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