Affordable, cost-effective and easy to use, Australian Concrete Mats are a greener alternative to paved and bitumen driveways.
A driveway or access road is often a big cost to property owners of residential or rural blocks, with the added cost of future maintenance as well. Until now, the choices have been limited. Offering a greener option, Australian Concrete Mats are an affordable, cost-effective and easy to use alternative to paved and bitumen driveways.
The concrete mats consist of a stable and flexible interconnected hard armoured surface that can ‘grow green.’ Eco friendly – they can be seeded and top filled to encourage vegetation to grow through the mat – and it is easy and safe to mow over. The grass will help to filter the sediment out of the heavy downpour and prevents erosion and tops oils running into waterways.
Benefits of Australian Concrete Mats
Instead of your precious road gravel washing away with the heavy rain the concrete mats create a surface that is interconnected using a high strength polyester geogrid. All the concrete shapes hold together and won’t wash away.
Washed out or damaged driveways can cost property owners a lot of money. It not only can lead to the loss of topsoil or gravel that you have paid for but can also lead to accidents and cause thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles.
Concrete Mats are a fantastic solution for stabilising driveways, preventing erosion and filtering sediment from runoff.
Other Benefits of Australian Concrete Mats Include:
- 100 percent drainage permeable mats
- Flexible for slopes and curves
- Grows green if seeded
- Safe to drive and walk on
- Aesthetically pleasing and safe to use
The mats can be used as a vegetated driving surface or infilled with crushed stone. The space between the blocks allows for infiltration of storm water.
The blocks provide a stable, non-slippery surface that provides traction when walking or driving across. This is also beneficial for applications such as beach access or boat ramps where a safe walking surface is needed.
The key to safeguarding your driveway from the elements is in the base. A hard-armoured stable base safeguards you from having to repair the same stretch of driveway after every major downpour.
To ensure your problem is permanently fixed, lay a solid base of at least 75mm gravel first. Smooth out the gravel surface of the driveway. Now you’re ready to lay the mats. Unroll a Flexible Concrete Erosion mat over the top of your base. This now becomes a hard armour protection for the driveway. The mat is made from structural grade concrete. Concrete shapes are connected together with a high-strength polyester Geogrid material. An underlay geotextile fabric is unrolled at the same time.
The equivalent geofabric is specified under highways. It helps with soil stabilisation and to prevents fine soil particles from washing away. To complete the project and smooth out the surface and to make it drivable, we recommend you top the Flexible Concrete Erosion mats with more gravel then level it out. The mat can be anchored into position with Ubar anchors and begins working straight away!
If you are unsure about how much product you will need to fix your driveway properly, Australian Concrete Mats are happy to point you in the right direction. Concrete mats are supplied in rolls so they are quick to install and easily contour to driveway slopes or curves. They can be extended to the roadside drains as well.
Quick and Easy, Concrete Mats Does the Job!
The flexible quick unroll erosion control concrete mat that makes on-ground works easy! Also suitable for roadside drains, dam spillways, boat ramps, low creek crossings, overflow channels, farm roads and tracks.
Australian Concrete Mats flexible concrete mats are made specifically to stabilise the ground, create a hard-armoured protection for slopes and embankments, whilst they are permeable and will support vegetation growth through the mat, which will assist to capture and filter sediment and valuable nutrients from being lost into waterways.
Flexible concrete mats are a simple and efficient solution for land managers and property owners. Concrete mats have been used on grassy boggy driveways to create a hard stable surface with good drainage.
Also used on curved and sloped driveways to create a hard surface that will prevent scouring during heavy rains.
Providing grip and preventing slippage, Australian Concrete Mats can be used for:
- Carparks and tracks
- Boat ramps
- Beach tracks
- Boggy Driveways
- Gravel driveways
- Access road to industrial area
- Easy to cut around trees and pipes and culverts
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