TrueGrid introduced TrueGrid Root permeable pavers. The advanced, patented design serves as a method for stabilizing grass, eliminating the need for ground excavation. With its exceptional durability and use of recycled materials, Root offers an affordable, high-performance solution for various sectors, including commercial, hospitality, residential, public and private aviation, as well as vehicle parking and storage industries.
Root can be positioned on existing grass surfaces, functioning as a protective mesh that enables pedestrians and cars to park or traverse the surface without creating mud or ruts. The engineered design is comprised of flexible joints, extremely strong cell walls, and robust connectors. Its patented X-Anchor technology distributes the weight from people and vehicle tires and spreads the point load to the existing soil below. Over time, Root naturally becomes completely covered with grass, seamlessly blending into the surroundings.
Said Mike Kennaw, vice president and general manager at SBP Division of Airlite Plastics Co., “Root protects living grass roots from compaction and eliminates the formation of muddy and rutted sections, which are common issues of unsupported grass. Its design also maintains the hydrology of a site and prevents pollutants from infiltrating the groundwater supply.”
Root’s design ensures the preservation of the surface’s ability to facilitate the exchange of CO2 and oxygen, effectively preventing the suffocation of trees. By enabling water to reach the roots of trees, TrueGrid significantly contributes to their well-being. Moreover, the even distribution of the load from vehicle tires over a larger area minimizes the pressure exerted on tree roots.