Your experience with this stuff?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PerfiCut L&L, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
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    This Cell-Tek stuff is becoming more and more popular, atleast around here. I know of two hardscape companies using this stuff on all their jobs now.

    Anyone here using it, and if so what's been your experience?


    I've talked to our Techo rep here and he says their not ready to support its use officially, since ICPI hasnt accepted it as a standard of practice nor confirmed it's stability and longevity claims.

    I think once ICPI politics' it and can get some kickback they will endorse it. But who knows how long that might be.


    Just curious.

    We migh give it a shot on a small project around here at the shop, just to see how easy it is to use and how well it holds up.
     
  2. shethinksmytractors_sexy

    shethinksmytractors_sexy LawnSite Member
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    i have used a product similar to that. it is a plastic grid made for like grass driveways and stuff. you lay your base which is 6" of gravel compacted then lay out the grid and compact again. then you just fill with topsoil and put some seed or fertilizer in it. we used it at a house and made a u-shaped driveway with it. it was real cool because you couldent tell there was a driveway there but it actually was, it just looked like there yard. i went back a couple months later to see if their cars have tore the yard up but it looked absolutely perfect. its a nice idea i think. more people are getting into the idea of that here but i dont really know of anybody using it yet
     
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pavelock has something similar called a turfstone. I haven't use it, but I've got a customer that wants to use it in a patio and plant creeping thyme in the cells. It looks neat, and I don't see a problem with it.
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pavelock has something similar called a turfstone. I haven't use it, but I've got a customer that wants to use it in a patio and plant creeping thyme in the cells. It looks neat, and I don't see a problem with it.
     
  5. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    You should re-read the page from the link. It goes under the
    aggregate base. It is being used as a stabilizing material, not a
    paver like turf stone.

    Peace,

    Rex

    http://PaversInstalled.Com
     
  6. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will be at an ICPI event in a couple of weeks, I will ask the powers-that-be what they thing.

    Peace,

    Rex

    PaversInstalled.Com
     
  7. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
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    According to the specs, a 2" layer of this, filled and compacted with crusher run is equivalent to 10" of compacted base. It apparently has all the same stability characteristics of 10" but you only have to put in 2" .
     
  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    My rock star neighbors driveway has this.. it does look cool as hell he told me it was about 85,000 installed but his is on a massive scale and their is a paver pattern mixed in it,.....
     
  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,141

    I installed it earlier this year on two projects. One on a commercial job as emergency vehicle parking 20' x 300'. Then also on a private residence for RV access across a stretch of lawn. So far seems to hold up very well and you can't even tell it is there.
     
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yes but this is also used with loam infill for planting grass or other.......It has more uses then just placement under a aggregate
     

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