When you’re building a patio, you have plenty of options- concrete, interlock, and porcelain tile are a few surface coverings that come to mind. You also have several things to remember when building it. If it’s not built correctly, Canadian freeze & thaw cycles can wreak havoc with a patio.
The usual method of constructing a patio in Canada requires digging down below the frost line, excavating, and replacing with crushed stone. This method involves a lot of work, plus the aggregate, labour, disposal, and transportation expense, and you’re just getting started.
What if we were to tell you that there’s a better way? One that is easier, less expensive, and kinder to your back. A solution that can have you constructing a new patio in a shorter amount of time.
The Silca SoilGrid is an environmentally friendly and versatile system that allows quick ground reinforcement with modern paver design in a fully permeable manner. This system is perfect for not only patios but also parking, concrete replacement, accessible areas, driveways, and paths. Ideal for in-ground installation of porcelain pavers, concrete pavers, brick, or natural stone Silca Soil Grids allow you to build stronger hardscapes by stabilizing base materials and eliminating the disruption caused by heaving and settling pavers.
The Benefits of Silca SoilGrid
Easy Installation – Give your back a break and leave the digging behind. Silca SoilGrid can be installed at an (up to 100 m²| 1,076 ft²/h per person) pace. One person can install large areas as the weight of a layer is low, and the interlocking works quickly and easily. You could have your entire project completed in a weekend.
Tight Spots – Soil Grids can be carried on-site by hand, making them a great solution in tight spots where a truck cannot gain access.
An Environmentally Option – Concrete is one of the biggest polluters on the planet. Soil Grids are a much better solution when looking for sustainable materials. Grids are made of 100% recycled LDPE, which is also further recyclable.
Durability – Weatherproof and unbreakable, Silca SoilGrid is built to last a lifetime and is backed by a 20-year warranty. It is also UV-resistant and frostproof.
Strength – Silca SoilGrid provides excellent surface weight distribution and high resilience.
Low Maintenance – Forget about re-leveling things in the spring. With the right surface coverings, your patio might require nothing more than a quick powerwash to restore it to its freshly installed look.
Pre-Connected Sheets – The Grids are 13” x 13” x 1 1/2” thick (1.17 sq ft) and come in pre-connected 52” x 39” sheets for quick and easy installation.
Other advantages of using Silca SoilGrid to Construct a Patio
- Up to 50% base reduction in excavation
- Up to 30% in labour savings
- No edging required
- As a contractor, you’ll have fewer warranty call-backs from shifting & sinking
- Fewer settling issues
- Installation without heavy construction equipment
- Permeable ground reinforcement
- Low handling and transportation costs
When you’re looking to build a patio, look to the solution that will save you time, labour and money. Used for residential and commercial applications, Silca SoilGrid offers a variety of advantages that other solutions simply cannot match. Stone Deck Innovations has everything you need to construct beautiful hardscapes and enhance your outdoor living space. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of Silca SoilGrid when building a new patio.