Soil stabilization

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Gr8WhiteNorth, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Has anyone ever used geo-grid as a means to reduce footprints left behind by "tourists" walking around on recently watered newly laid sod?
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  3. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
  5. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    I'm pretty sure he's working on a government job. No need to keep things reasonably priced in this situation.
  6. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
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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
  7. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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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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