FAQs

FAQs

Ecoraster® is a flexible plastic porous paver. It is also known as a geo grid, geo cell, grass grid/gravel grid and a permeable paver. Ecoraster® is the #1 permeable paving product in Europe with over 150,000,000 sq. ft. installed to date. Ecoraster® is an engineered product with flex and expansion components included in the design. Ecoraster® has a patented specialized locking system. Ecoraster® is 100% post-consumer LDPE recycled plastic and is 100% recyclable or reusable. Ecoraster qualifies for LEED points and is a Declare labelled product and Red List Free. Ecoraster® models include E30, X30, E40, E50 and S50.

Ecoraster® Bloxx is the newest permeable paver stone product introduced by Purus NA Ecoraster® and Purus Plastics. The Bloxx paver grid system is comprised of a plastic matrix manufactured in the same manner as the original Ecoraster® system and for specially designed pavers. The paver stones are available in a wide range of colors and are manufactured in both porous concrete and recycled crumb rubber from tires. The Bloxx system incorporates the popular look of interlocking paver blocks, without the risk of future shifting, lifting or heaving. The Bloxx system can be used in conjunction with the Ecoraster® E50.

  1. The patented locking system ensures the paver grid squares lock together, allowing the Ecoraster® surface to be snow plowed or snow blown.
  2. Superior weight load bearing – Ecoraster® can support up to 800 tonnes/m2.
  3. It is engineered with expansion joints to minimize the effects of temperature change.
  4. The individual cells contain the fill, ensuring no migration or compaction.
  5. It is a cost-effective alternative paving material to asphalt and concrete.
  6. It is high quality and durable in extreme temperatures; both hot and cold.
  7. It is a 100% recycled paver made with Low-density polyethylene (LDPE). 

The installation of Ecoraster® porous pavement is quick and easy. Ecoraster comes pre-assembled in layers of 3 x 4 tiles. Once the paver base is prepared, the layers of paver grid can be installed and used same day. Please note: Specific Ecoraster® installation guidelines will differ based on the application. For detailed installation guidelines please contact a Distributor to discuss your paving project needs.

Yes, Ecoraster® plastic grid pavers can be installed on slopes approaching vertical. Ecoraster® is widely used for erosion control and ground reinforcement, and can be specially ordered to facilitate pegging if necessary. Ecoraster® can easily be installed for sloping permeable driveways and pathways and the design of the paver grid ensures that the fill remains contained even on slopes.

No, Ecoraster® does not have to be installed by a special technician. Ecoraster® can be installed by local contractors and landscapers. Installation guides are readily available and we are happy to provide “on site” installation guidance. Ecoraster® is also a great product for the DIYer and can be installed by homeowners for hot tub pads, permeable parking pads, patio stones and pathways.

Yes, Ecoraster® is the perfect paving product for grass parking for driveways and even permeable parking lots. Ecoraster® grass grid pavers protect the roots of the grass or sedum from compaction, allowing for heavy vehicle traffic on a truly green surface.

Ecoraster E50 is a heavy-duty paver grid that can support up to 800 tonnes/m2. It is used by the military and can be reliably used for projects such as parking lots, access roads, helicopter landing pads and fire access lanes.

Ecoraster E40 is our general all-purpose plastic grid that can be used for everything from green driveways, environmentally-friendly parking lots, pathways, and access lanes to tree root protection, hot tub pads and much more including equine and agricultural needs.

Ecoraster E30 is used primarily as a paver base stabilizer beneath unit interlocking pavers and solid surfaces. E30 has a wide variety of lighter use purposes and is well suited for paving projects like hot tub pads, garden shed floors and dog kennels.

Ecoraster S50 is used for erosion control and has seen great success in Equine applications.

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