This back yard in Toronto was looking to remove a hard to maintain grassy area with high quality synthetic grass. Synthetic grass is permeable, clean and mud free and requires little to no maintenance. To ensure the base was stable and permeable, Ecoraster X30 was chosen as a sub layer.
Because Ecoraster doesn’t require the same amount of base as other methods, the depth of excavation was reduced from the usual 6” to 1.5″. The existing grass was removed quickly and easily using a sod cutting machine. This less involved method created cost savings across the entire project including labour, equipment and the direct costs of transport and disposal of the existing grass and dirt. With less excavation required, cost savings were also seen as 4.5″ less base was required than other methods that require 6″ of base to be effective.
A pre-lined landscape fabric was placed directly on the ground once it was prepared. From there Ecoraster X30 was installed on top of the landscape fabric. Once the grid was installed and levelled, ¼” clear angular gravel was used to fill the grid system. As a further precaution, a weed barrier was laid over the X30 to prevent any unwanted growth into the synthetic grass. Finally, the synthetic grass was quickly and easily installed on top of the Ecoraster X30 base. A project of this size typically takes 2-3 full days to complete. With Ecoraster the entire project was completed in just one day.
A testimonial from Lazy Lawn said: “The Ecoraster system allowed Lazy lawn to install high quality synthetic grass with a much shorter installation time and with less base materials and labour costs. The Ecoraster system allowed us to be both competitive in pricing and complete the work properly and very quickly. The savings in material, work, and time were 2 to 3 times the investment of the Ecoraster, and we completed the job in less than half the usual time and could move on to the next project.”
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