To stabilize the gravel in a gravel driveway and prevent the pebbles from sinking into the ground, the company Nidaplast manufactures the real Nidagravel honeycomb.
The nidagravel plate traps the gravel in its cells and reinforces the gravel path which becomes more stable and allows to circulate on it without sinking.
To ensure good durability and permeability of the gravel garden path, it is important to pay particular attention to the realization of the subgrade.
For a pedestrian alley or a cycle path, the foundation provides for a 5 to 10 cm stone base, depending on the nature of the ground.
The subgrade must be draining to allow rainwater to infiltrate well.
It is possible to lay a geotextile before the foundation layer.
Then, an equalization layer should be made which covers the foundation layer. This leveling layer ensures that the gravel stabilizers are laid flat. To ensure flatness, it is recommended to compact the assembly before laying the nidagravel hollow core slabs.
Stabilization of a gravel road at a private home
As part of an individual project, a gravel path was created to replace a grassy area facing north. Access was often impractical as the grass was regularly waterlogged.
The installation of the nidagravel 129 plates (dimensions 1200x800 mm) allows a suitable path, without sinking into the mud.
Honeycomb slabs can be paired with decorative stones, Japanese steps, slate slabs to add an aesthetic rendering. Cutting nidagravel slabs is easy: the gravel stabilizers can be any shape you want.
Stabilization of gravel paths in parks, gardens, golf courses, campsites or cemeteries
The large dimensions of the nidagravel 130-140 (2400 x 1200 mm) allow an easy and quick installation for the creation of stone paths in a park, golf paths or stone paths for camping. The integration of the mineral in these places is essential to maintain the permeability of the soil, reduce heat peaks and blend in with nature.
In gravel driveways in campsites or in golf courses, nidagravel slabs allow golf carts, for example, to move easily without creating ruts and without skidding in pebble paths.
The heat-sealed geotextile on the underside of the plate prevents pebbles from sinking into the ground and limits the passage of weeds. The maintenance costs of cemeteries or parks are then reduced.
Stabilization of terraces or gravel courtyards in restaurants and hotels
Nidagravel has been used by landscaping professionals for over 20 years. Landscapers also use it for the creation of terraces or courtyards in restaurants or hotels.
In 2015, the nidagravel solution received the "recommended by building professionals" label.