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Old 08-28-2014, 11:54 PM
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Soil stabilization

Has anyone ever used geo-grid as a means to reduce footprints left behind by "tourists" walking around on recently watered newly laid sod?
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:16 AM
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I read an article in one of my erosion control magazines about use of geogrid( or something similar) as a way to reduce the impact of heavy foot traffic areas.

When i get to my office in the morning, Ill flip through the stack of magazines and see if i can find it.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:33 AM
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Thanks. I've only read about it from the manufacturers propaganda. I'm sold on the idea, but The big thing I'm worried about is how well it will work on new sod vs established turf.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:31 PM
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I like the concept. But since geogrid can cost anywhere from 25¢ to $1.00 per sq. ft., that would add quite a lot to the cost of a sod job. The sod in our area usually only costs 30¢ per sq. ft. So that would be like doubling the cost of the sod, or more, depending on how much you were paying for the geogrid.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:28 PM
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I like the concept. But since geogrid can cost anywhere from 25¢ to $1.00 per sq. ft., that would add quite a lot to the cost of a sod job. The sod in our area usually only costs 30¢ per sq. ft. So that would be like doubling the cost of the sod, or more, depending on how much you were paying for the geogrid.
I'm pretty sure he's working on a government job. No need to keep things reasonably priced in this situation.
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:22 AM
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I think the sod and the grid are pretty close, but sod labour is higher. Regardless, the point of the grid is to stabilize the soil under the sod..... In theory. We ended up hydroseeding and just roping the area off. Old fashioned way
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:23 PM
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Compaction in the geo grid that we have around here makes it an absolute waste... We use it for driveways and paths for pickups to the waters' edge, etc... and it is dirt and CG almost all the time...
I wonder if the grid was fill with sand before the sod is laid, but I think over time the sand would wash through and settle into a compacted mess once again...
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