15th December 2020

9 quick facts about Gravelrings gravel driveway grid system

9 quick facts about Gravelrings gravel driveway grid system

The decision to install a gravel driveway is a wise one – it’s the finish that’s most associated with high-end homes. With the correct installation, the maintenance of a gravel driveway is minimal and provides a long-lasting finish. A gravel grid system is a fundamental part of the structure of a premium gravel driveway. Here’s what you need to know about Gravelrings.

Fact 1: Gravelrings provide hidden stability

Any driveway, whatever the surface finish, needs laying correctly in order to withstand the traffic it will encounter and the weight of vehicles. The hard-wearing design of Gravelrings gravel grid system helps to provide hidden stability to a gravel driveway, with a load-bearing capacity of over 350 tonnes per square metre.

Fact 2: Gravelrings are flexible

Few, if any, driveways are laid on perfectly flat ground. Gravelrings gravel mats are flexible, allowing them to follow the contours and slopes of the surface they are laid on.

Fact 3: Gravelrings are surprisingly strong

The circular pattern of Gravelrings makes for a strong and robust design, as there are no weak corners. Not only is it long-lasting, but it’s the ideal design to keep gravel in place and avoid gravel migration. In turn, this means less maintenance and raking to keep gravel evenly distributed on the driveway.

Fact 4: Gravelrings are modular

Gravelrings are supplied in mats of 500mm square. They clip together with a simple mechanism and are easy to cut to form driveway edges. This modular approach means there is less wastage and installation time is greatly reduced, as they are supplied pre-assembled in 1m² sheets. Gravelrings also perfectly interlock with Beuxfort’s Grassrings grass protection system.

Fact 5: Gravelrings are SUDS-compliant

Gravelrings gravel grids are fully permeable and SuDS-compliant. While gravel itself is the most porous hard driveway surface, installing Gravelrings will not compromise that quality. The gravel grids’ mesh not only allows water rainwater to soak through the gravel but it also prevents gravel working its way beneath the mats.

Fact 6: Gravelrings help keep your driveway smooth

The mesh base of Gravelrings means that gravel can’t slip beneath the mats and cause lifting of the grid. It all helps keep the surface of the driveway smooth and free from ruts.

Fact 7: Gravelrings come in two colours

Gravelrings are designed to be overfilled with gravel and remain entirely unseen. However, they come in two colours, black and white, to provide a close match to your gravel selection. This helps the grid system remain discreet in the long term if there is slight movement of the gravel.

Fact 8: Installing Gravelrings means less excavation

Gravelrings gravel retention grids are only 25mm deep meaning a shallower excavation is required, and less gravel needed than with other systems that are deeper set.

Fact 9: Gravelrings are manufactured in the UK

Gravelrings gravel mats are made in the UK from 100% recycled materials*, reducing lead times and carbon footprint due to less transportation. Gravelrings can also be fully recycled.

Achieve the perfect gravel driveway with the Beauxfort Gravelrings system. Check out our website www.beauxfort.com for more information about the Beauxfort landscape systems, design inspiration and to request a free sample, or talk to our friendly team about your project by contacting us on 0330 055 2599 or info@beauxfort.com.

* Black Gravelrings gravel grids are made from 100% recycled material and white Gravelrings gravel grids from part recycled material.

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