Frequently asked questions about Grass grids

Theoretically yes, but we advise against it as grass and gravel each have different properties: for instance, for grass you need to use a grass grid to which the grass roots can easily attach, while in the case of gravel you are trying to avoid the growth of weeds among others by using an anti-rooting mat. Also the mesh for grass grids is coarser, making it easier to sow grass into them, while gravel sheets have a finer mesh, allowing the gravel to stay in place better.

Yes, if the foundation structure is sufficiently solid. Grass grids are intended to pave green (grass) areas. This is to ensure that, should it be necessary, a car/truck can drive over it without completely destroying the grass. A typical application is therefore a fire access (which is only used in the event of fire and/or for sporadic access). Another typical application is a parking area or an access ramp to a carport where people park their trailers. With a solid foundation, ECCOdal® can handle sporadic heavy traffic.

In areas where vehicles are parked, an ECCOdal® grass grid system is the perfect solution. The foundation for ECCOdal® sheets can be designed in such a way as to cope with water from the roadways as well.

In places with very intense traffic and speeds over 10 km/h, we recommend that these areas receive a bound surface (asphalt/concrete).

For more information on placement, see here.

No, for the sale of all our products we work with a network of certified distributors. Our distributors buy our products in large quantities, allowing the consumer (both contractor and private persons) to get the best prices. Moreover, our distributors assist you with technical advice regarding your project. You can find a distributor here.

We advise that you use grass seeds that root deeply, increasing their resistance against dry spells. You grass seed supplier can provide more information on this topic.

More and more we are seeing issues with a shortage of groundwater on the one hand and flooding on the other hand, all because water is unable to permeate into the ground due to an increase in paved surfaces (concrete, tiles, paving blocks, etc.). This is why the Flemish Region has introduced stricter legislation on precipitation, effective since 1 January 2014: precipitation/rainwater must either be collected in a rainwater reservoir, or be allowed to permeate into the ground. Grass grids and gravel sheets allow you to have a water-permeable surface, therefore allowing water to readily permeate into the ground. This prevents both a shortage of groundwater and prevents flooding, all without having to invest in a costly drainage system. This also reduces our ecological footprint and prevents the limitation of natural habitats.

ECCOdal grass grids are made from recycled material (mix PE-PP), this allows them to remain flexible, even in freezing temperatures, and they will therefore not break. In addition, ECCOdal grass grids have expansion joints to deal with temperature differences, so the grass grids will not shift against each other. Moreover, ECCOdal grass grids are also suited for cars, making them the ideal surface for an (additional) parking area or driveway. Lastly, ECCOdal grass grids were specifically designed as grass grids, unlike other sheets that can be used both as gravel sheets and as grass grids. The technical specifications for ECCOdal grass grids are specifically aimed at grass filling, while ECCOgravel sheets are specifically aimed at a gravel filling. Finally, ECCOdal is a 100% Belgian high-quality product.