The correct base for your ECORASTER System.

Follow these recommendations to obtain the best possible results.

The consistency of the base and its water permeability are the foundation for a well-functioning ground system. Depending on fill, load and application, we recommend different ground reinforcement systems with various base layers for your project. Thanks to over 20 years experience in permeable ground reinforcement solutions, we recommend the following base types for use with ECORASTER. Please note that the design and any variations should always be compliant with applicable road construction regulations.

  • Recommendation for ECORASTER Green – the green solution

    • Base ECORASTER Green
    • 1

    ECORASTER – Fill material

    Pre-greened: Install ECORASTER Green, use lawn roller to press on.
    DIY greened: SEMILIT (alt. mix 30 % gravel + 70 % humus + long-time fertilizer), elutriate seeding material.

    • 2

    Base layer – Levelling course: FERTILIT

    (alt.: mix quartz sand, gravel, humus + long-time fertilizer); Approx. 4 cm | 1.6" levelled, compact with roller to 3 cm | 1.2". Water compacted area before installing ECORASTER

    • 3

    Fertile layer - Intermediate: HYDROFERTIL

    (mix with 65-70 % gravel 30/60)
    (alt.: mix 30-35 % humus and 65-70 % gravel 30/60)
    Height approx. 10 - 40 cm | 8-12"

    • 4

    Draining layer – Drainage layer; Gravel

    (e. g. 30/60 - 40/80 mm | 1 1/2");
    Height approx. 10-40 cm | 4-16", plate tamp or roll to compact

    • 5

    Pollutant barrier geotextile

    • 6

    Floor/level

    Level and plane with 1-1.5 % slope

  • Recommendation for ECORASTER Microgreen – the solution with strong sedum

    • Base ECORASTER Microgreen
    • 1

    ECORASTER – Fill material

    Fill with mineral substrate, sow seeds (mix of sand-thyme, mosses, sedum, mountain sweet grass, white clover)

    • 2

    Base layer

    Levelling course, mineral substrate (3/15, Microgreen-substrate);
    Approx 4 cm | 1.6" levelled, then compact with roller to approx. 3 cm | 1.2"

    • 3

    Draining layer - Drainage layer

    20 cm | 8" clear angular gravel (0/32);
    Fill with gravel and compact.

    • 4

    Substructure - 10-40 cm gravel

    (e. g. 30/60 or 40/80)
    For cars approx. 25 cm | 9.84 "; trucks approx. 40 cm | 15.75 "

    • 5

    Pollutant barrier geotextile

    • 6

    Floor/level

    Level and plane with 1-1.5 % slope

  • Recommendation for ECORASTER Mineral – the solution with stone chips/gravel filling

    • Base ECORASTER Mineral
    • 1

    ECORASTER – Fill material

    Fill with gravel/ loose gravel/ sand (with proper grain size, no fines)

    • 2

    Base Layer - Levelling course

    (2/5);
    Approx. 4-5 cm | 1.6-2" levelled, then install ECORASTER and plate tamp or roll to compact.

    • 3

    Draining layer - Drainage layer

    20 cm | 8" clear angular gravel (e. g. 0/32 mm);
    Fill with gravel and compact.

    • 4

    Substructure - 10 - 45 cm | 4-18" gravel

    (e. g. 30/60 or 40/80 mm);
    For cars approx. 25 cm | 10"; trucks approx. 40 cm | 16"

    • 5

    Pollutant barrier geotextile

    • 6

    Floor/level

    Level and plane with 1-1.5 % slope

  • Recommendation for ECORASTER X30 – the solution for base layers

    • Base ECORASTER X30
    • 1

    Paver

    • 2

    Filter Cloth Wrapped Excavation

    • 3

    Base layer – levelling course

    approx. 3 cm | 1.18" crushed sand 

    • 4

    ECORASTER X30

    • 5

    Draining layer - Drainage layer

    25 cm | 9.8" clear angular gravel / frost protection (e. g. 30/60 or 40/80);
    Fill with gravel and compact.

    • 6

    Pollutant barrier geotextile

    • 7

    Floor/level

    Level and plane with 1-1.5 % slope

  • Recommendation for ECORASTER Bloxx – the solution for paving-like permeable surfaces

    • 1

    ECORASTER - Bloxx

    Filling with paving stones, settle area with plate compactor (rubber mat). 142*142*45 mm (each paver); Dark grey, light, red, white

    • 2

    Base layer - Levelling course

    (2/5 chip or 3/7); NO round shaped gravel
    approx. 3 cm | 1.18" levelled.

    • 3

    Draining layer - Drainage layer

    20 cm | 7.9" clear angular gravel (e. g. 0/32 mm);
    Fill with gravel and compact.

    • 4

    Substructure - 10-45 cm | 3.9-17.7" gravel

    (e. g. 30/60 or 40/80 mm);
    For cars approx. 25 cm | 9.8" ; trucks approx. 40 cm | 15.7"

    • 5

    Pollutant barrier geotextile

    • 6

    Floor/level

    Level and plane with 1-1.5 % slope