Ecoraster® / Ecogrid — INTERLOCKING GRID SYSTEM

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Ecoraster® grid system is the ideal ground reinforcement system for horse riding, equestrian sports and livestock paddocks and open stables.  Ecoraster® is the original flexible porous plastic paving, designed and manufactured in Germany and also known as a geogrid, geocell, Ecogrid, and other designations.  With its patented safety locking system, Ecoraster® Elastic is a sustainable plastic product that interlocks to create a stable and dry area for horses and livestock paddocks, pastures and open stables, plus many more civil applications.

Ecoraster® can also be used to reinforce pathways, access roads, storage areas or riding arenas.  Excellent system to install in high-traffic public walkways, green spaces, home patios and walkways and is perfect for rainwater retention systems and erosion control.  An invaluable advantage of the use of Ecoraster® as ground stabilization for sensitive areas such as near watersheds, agricultural land or animal husbandry. Contact with feed or food products are completely harmless.

Quick and easy to install:  Once the area has been prepared with a deep layer of aggregate (e.g. 3/4″ stone), simply lay out the Ecoraster® Elastic grid panels yourself, align the rows and interlock the sections in the safety locking system to create a safe and stable substructure.  Fill surface with a finer aggregate (e.g. limestone screenings) or your chosen surface material to create a completely connected surface with even load distribution and its own permanent drainage system.

AREAS OF APPLICATION:
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shutterstock_4689724-600x415Ecoraster® Elastic takes care of the sludge or mud in barnyards, stalls or riding arenas.  With the system drainage, it means that deep, muddy ground is a thing of the past.  The robust tread layer with good grip protects the tendons and joints of your horse and prevents foot rot and feet problems in horses and livestock.  The tread layer remains separate from the substructure.

Thanks to the high load capacity (up to 350 tonnes/meter squared), Ecoraster® Elastic supports the direct load of a hoof.  This ensures a high degree of safety in the riding arena, even if a horse should occasionally step through the tread layer.  In paddocks, horse walkers or open stables, the tread layer is in fact more or less superfluous.  This equates to a reduction in both maintenance costs and daily cleaning efforts.  Horse droppings are easily removed from the surface of the grid.  Larger areas may be cleaned by machine, using a tractor.

equestrian31-600x450Ecoraster® Elastic promotes natural horse movement.  Thanks to its high degree of elasticity and good grip, it offers the horse an excellent reliable ground surface.  The extreme impact loads from horses’ hooves are especially well-absorbed by Ecoraster® Elastic S50.  Over 200 curved bars per square meter proved more elasticity.  Conventional ground grids with straight bars stay rigid when loaded.  The elastic bars of Ecoraster® Elastic always resume their original shape, are crack-proof and withstand frost (maximum -65C) as well as extreme heat.  In this way, physical movement is rendered more pleasant and the horses become more motivated.  By using an appropriate tread layer, you can boost the positive effect further.

horse hoof-600x450Ecoraster® Elastic is made from extremely durable and high-quality plastics, it is environmentally friendly and, thanks to its elasticity and excellent grip properties, offers the highest degree of riding comfort while treating the tendons and joints of horses particularly gently.

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Thanks to the open cells of the Ecoraster® Elastic, excess water is swiftly drained and their shape and height prevents soil compaction in the tread layer.  The space inside the individual cells serves to preserve moisture and thus protects the ground from drying out.  Paddocks and open stables are kept free from mud and puddles.  Riding arenas may be used as required, even during the more we seasons.

feeding-1-600x357Livestock feeding areas:  Ecoraster® is the perfect product to keep heavy traffic areas, such as feeding areas, dry and mud free. The Ecoraster® system is an affordable way to eliminate mud from troublesome areas around your farm and equestrian facility.

 

 

feeding-2-600x378It is easy to install and does not require a trained technician. It is a long-lasting solution with a 20 year guarantee.  The improvement and related cost savings are immediately felt after the installation.  Ecoraster® can also be used as a drainable base for small areas throughout your facility.

Non Slip — Elastic & Robust — Crack-Proof

Weatherproof  — Environmentally-Friendly

100% Recyclable — High Load Capacity

Ammonia Resistant — Does Not Rot

Withstands Frost and UV Light 

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Ecoraster® / Ecogrid can easily provide the following benefits:

  • Mud control and prevents soil erosion.
  • Cost effective compared to concrete and asphalt.
  • Reduces stormwater runoff, and protects the water table.
  • High quality, and durable at extreme temperatures.
  • Winter-friendly and can be snowplowed.
  • A green product worth L.E.E.D. points.
  • 100% made from recycled plastic bags.
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Ecoraster® / Ecogrid helps the Environment in 4 significant ways

  1. Manufactured from 100% recycled plastic bags, effectively keeping millions of non-degradable bags out of public landfills.
  2. Because it can be filled with natural land cover like grass, it helps reduce the “Heat Island Effect”, where higher city temperatures result from non-permeable surfaces like asphalt and concrete absorbing instead of reflecting the sun’s energy. This is important because the higher city temperatures increase air pollution levels, and heat-related illness and fatalities, and put extra pressure on our energy generation network.
  3. Ecoraster’s® environmentally-sustainable permeability allows surface water to soak through the soil and plants, which do an excellent job of filtering out pollutants, and therefore helps maintain ground water quality and avoid environmental problems caused by storm water runoff.
  4. By providing a solid structure for soil, Ecoraster® prevents soil compaction, further decreasing storm water runoff and preventing soil erosion.

In addition, all products with the certificate ECORASTER® DIN 38412 absolute environmental neutrality is confirmed.

No pollutants to soil organisms and groundwater —  An invaluable advantage of the use of ECORASTER® as floor stabilization for sensitive areas such as near water, agricultural land or in animal husbandry. Contact with feed or food products are therefore completely harmless.

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Ecoraster® / Ecogrid versus asphalt, concrete, brick and stone

Not only does Ecoraster® cost less per square metre to install, but it significantly outperforms asphalt, concrete, brick and stone at extreme hot and cold temperatures. While these alternative surfaces erode and crack under extreme conditions, (necessitating costly repairs and quicker replacement) long-lasting Ecoraster® retains its strength and structural integrity, making better use of infrastructure improvement funds.

ECORASTER S50 -SUPER ELASTIC

Ecoraster S50Powerful 33,3 x 33,3 x 5 cm – Extreme loaded surfaces

Landscaping [hard-scaping and soft-scaping] & Gardening:
Automobile parking lots and stalls, driveways, vehicular or pedestrian paths, hillside fortifications against erosion, Public and private parks and recreation areas, etc.
Equestrian and Agricultural:
Conversion of outdoor or indoor areas into riding arenas, outdoor or indoor permanent or temporary riding arenas, round pens, paddocks and grazing land supply areas, and so forth.
Tested by TÃœV and certified to comply with:

  • DIN 1072 – roads and foot bridges – vehicle point axle loading up to 20 metric tons / axle, or 700,000 kg/m² [i.e. 22.35 US Tons / axle, ca. 70,000 pounds/square foot]
  • DIN EN ISO 124/B125 – meets all requirements for automobile parking areas.
  • DIN 38412 – environmental neutrality – Production is actively monitored

ECORASTER E50 – HEAVY DUTY

Ecoraster E50ECORASTER® E50 – the perfect solution for heavy duty applications
Powerful 33.3 x 33.3 x 5 cm – Extreme loaded surfaces

Landscaping [hard-scaping and soft-scaping] – and Gardening:
Extremely polluted areas, construction sites or emergency access roads, soft road shoulder re-reinforcement, helicopter landing sites
Equestrian and Agricultural:
Heavy machinery and equipment access roads, turnaround areas, cattle squeezes and sorting chutes, high-traffic areas, gates, entrances to equipment storage and shops, etc.
Tested by TÃœV and certified to comply with:

  • DIN 1072 – roads and foot bridges – vehicle point axle loading up to 20 metric tons / axle, or 700,000 kg/m² [i.e. 22.35 US Tons / axle, ca. 70,000 pounds/square foot]
  • DIN EN ISO 124/B125 – meets all requirements for automobile parking areas.
  • DIN 38412 – environmental neutrality – Production is actively monitored

ECORASTER E40 – UNIVERSAL

Ecoraster E40ECORASTER® E40 – the universal + versatile, flexible + durable solution to many typical applications.
Universal 33.3 x 33.3 x 4 cm (w x l x h) –Large Paddocks, exercise paddocks, washing areas, small & medium riding arenas

Landscaping [hard-scaping and soft-scaping] – and Gardening:
Vehicular or pedestrian roadways and foot paths, large areas for events such as open-air concerts and outdoor fairgrounds, beer gardens and farmer’s markets in public parks, etc.
Equestrian and Agricultural:
Open stables, exercise areas, turnouts and paddocks, wash-areas, trailer loadout areas etc.
Tested by TÃœV and certified to comply with:

  • DIN 1072 – roads and foot bridges – vehicle point axle loading up to 20 metric tons / axle, or 120,000 kg/m² [i.e. 22.35 US Tons / axle, ca. 24,000 pounds/square foot]
  • DIN EN ISO 124/B125 – meets all requirements for automobile parking areas.
  • DIN 38412 – environmental neutrality – Production is actively monitored

ECORASTER E30 – ECONOMICAL

Ecoraster E30ECORASTER® E30 – a system for reliable ground reinforcement.
Economic 33.3 x 33.3 x 3 cm (w x l x h)

Landscaping [hardscaping and softscaping] – and Gardening:
Around the house and garden, ponds,  embankments and fixtures
Equestrian and Agricultural:
Paddocks, quick on top.  Barn aisles and tack rooms, feed rooms and hay storage, and so forth.

Tested by TÃœV and certified to comply with:

  • DIN 1072 – roads and foot bridges – vehicle point axle loading up to 20 metric tons / axle, or 120,000 kg/m² [i.e. 22.35 US Tons / axle, ca. 24,000 pounds/square foot]
  • DIN EN ISO 124/B125 – meets all requirements for automobile parking areas.
  • DIN 38412 – environmental neutrality – Production is actively monitored
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