If you’ve spent any time outdoors in the howling wind and rain recently, you won’t need reminding that groundworks jobs are going to be much harder now we’re on the countdown to winter. For those of you working on local authority jobs, landscaping projects, construction sites, or doing any type of groundworks contracting, the struggle is real. Fortunately, there’s a product that’s designed to provide you with an affordable, flexible and easy-to-install option, perfect for all kinds of smart applications. Meet Geogrid, your new favourite surface solution.
Give me strength!
It doesn’t matter if you are working on a large-scale civil engineering job, or a landscape gardener building a driveway for a semi-detached house, Geogrid can work for you. You lay Geogrid down on the area you need to work on, fill it with stone or sand or grass, and then stand back and admire the results. Winter weather often means boggy, slippery ground that can easily be further destroyed when vehicle or pedestrian traffic moves across it. But once your Geogrid is in place, the land is transformed into a tidy, resilient surface that’s ready for use. Great news if you need to build fast or secure your site access or egress points immediately.
We often get asked if Geogrid is a temporary or permanent solution for customers. The short answer is, it’s both. Given the quality of the product and how hard-wearing it is, you could build drives, car parks, storage compounds or access roads with Geogrid and leave it in situ for a long time. However, this is a solution designed to be flexible – and that means that if you want to use it for a short stint, or suddenly need to change the application of the land, it can be removed quickly and easily. Floorbox customers like that agility as it works brilliantly for places like stately homes or exhibition centres where there are occasionally high volumes of traffic to contend with.
If the weather is good, it might not be such a problem to accommodate extra vehicles or have them driving across the grass to get to a temporary overflow carpark. But when the weather is rotten – and the Christmas market or festive events are chockablock – Geogrid can be a life-saver for the coordinators and the manicured land they look after. After all, a good-looking site like that needs to be properly protected.
Park and ride
Speaking of parking solutions, do you know how easy it is to build a temporary car park or access road with Geogrid? Spoiler alert: it’s ridiculously easy. This is great news for people working on local authority land either project managing groundworks or doing the construction work themselves. You can lay a temporary car park, storage compound area or access road fast, even if you only need it for a short space of time. Imagine how useful that flexibility is if you have a transitional area of ground, an area that could remain redundant for a year or two because it’s destined for future use. Suddenly, you have the chance to covert this ground into something useful temporarily, safe in the knowledge that when the time comes for that future use, it can be returned to a state of readiness in a jiffy.
Permission to land
Finally, don’t forget that using Geogrid, a product that can genuinely be described as a temporary surface, could make all the difference for a project where planning permission is tricky. Given that you can use it as a semi-permanent option, you can avoid the red tape that goes with trying to secure permission to do something permanent. You also can save a lot of time and money by going with Geogrid, and still finish with amazing results.
We’re gaga for Geogrid at Floorbox, and we’re born ready to answer your questions on +44 (0)203 286 7463 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to find out more, or to discuss how this could be the perfect solution for your upcoming project.