CORE DRIVE - Gravel Stabiliser
Gravel is one of the most attractive, economical and versatile surfaces on earth. But without help, it’s inclined to move around, creating ridges and ending up where it shouldn’t. We have the perfect solution. Our stabilising cellular grids create a naturally porous base into which gravel sits – and stays! It’s easy to lay, inexpensive and very, very attractive.
It is a common misconception that only thicker, heavier and uglier grids can withstand consistent vehicular traffic and last. This is not the case! We are the UK’s leading gravel stabilisation experts and have specifically designed and manufactured a range of gravel stabilisation grids each intended for a specific traffic load and site condition. Whether your project is a sloping domestic drive or a heavily trafficked commercial parking area… we will have the grid you are looking for!
CORE DRIVE can be installed to create new porous driveways and be laid over existing driveway surfaces, for more information on how please download our installation guidance:
CORE DRIVE 50-30
CORE DRIVE 50-30 | is the UK’s best selling grid, produced to be practically invisible once filled with gravel. Specifically designed for domestic drives & acces roads, it can withstand all domestic traffic even the occasional larger delivery vehicle.
It can be used on slopes of up to a 1in10 (10% gradient) and will accomodate any aggregate up to 20mm in diameter.
CORE DRIVE 50-35 HD
CORE DRIVE 50-35 HD | is designed for larger shared driveways, private car parks, light commercial use and areas that receive frequent traffic.
It can be used on slopes of up to a 1in8 (12.5% gradient). It is 5mm deeper than the 50-30 and has thicker cell wall for additional strength.
CORE DRIVE 60-40 HDR
CORE DRIVE 60-40 HDR | is our heaviest duty domestic grid due to its cell wall thickness and cell shape. It can withstand HGV through traffic and is the only grid on the market that can be used on slopes of up to a 1in5 (20% gradient).
Incorporated into the honeycomb structure are pinning holes designed to take our galvanised ground pins to anchor the system on steep slopes.
High Load Bearing
CORE Drive’s honeycomb grid construction provides tightly packed pockets of loose gravel which create a completely porous hard standing, allowing extreme pressure from vehicular traffic to be applied without the aggregate displacing, this makes CORE drive gravel grid more practical and versatile than other more costly paving options.
Attached High Quality Membrane
Our unique manufacturing technique enables us to heat weld a high quality geotextile membrane to the underside of every panel. This heat weld attaches the membrane firmly to the honeycomb structure and creates a tray for the gravel to sit in, this prevents the gravel from migrating under the cell wall which causes the honeycomb structure to rise and become exposed making it susceptible to irreparable damage.
Each panel has an interlocking mechanism on all four side which allows all adjacent panels to be connected in every direction forming a continuous matrix across the entire surface. The importance of the interlocking mechanism cannot be stressed enough, it prevents the sheets from drifting apart, giving the gravel the opportunity to migrate between the panels which in turn can cause the system to fail, especially on sloping areas.
The heat welded membrane combined with the interlocking panels has enabled us to create the thinnest and least obtrusive driveway grid system available.
Gravel Line Marking made easy…Lines, shapes, even messages can be made. CORE Markers fit snugly into the CORE Drive panels and are made to withstand all types of traffic and weather conditions.
What about at night? We went a step further and created a glow-in-the-dark cap for the markers that lights up at night. CORE Marker is available in white or with a phosphorescent glow-in-the-dark cap.
Black vs White
CORE Landscape Products create both black and white grids, as you can see from the image, using a light aggregate over a black grid or a dark aggregate over a white grid makes very little difference visually. Our Black grid is made from 100% recycled polypropylene (PP). Our white grid is made from 100% virgin polypropylene (PP), which is fully recyclable… So both grids have good green credentials.
So why the choice?
Both gravel cells have the same test results for vertical load bearing and can therefore take the same vehicular traffic on a flat surface. However, the white cells are better suited to sloping driveways as they are slightly more flexible. The cell wall of the white grid can withstand a greater force applied horizontally making it more capable of supporting the angled load exerted by a vehicle as it makes its way up an incline. Both our black and white driveway grids are SUDS compliant and DDA complaint.
CORE DRIVE – Benefits
Click on the icons to find out more information about our cellular grids. Whether you’re looking for a SUDS complaint drive or a DDA complaint gravel surface we will be able to help.
CORE DRIVE - Specifications
We have specifically designed and manufactured a range of gravel stabilisation grids for a variety of applications and traffic loads . Please use our ‘Grid Selector’ to help you decide which of our Gravel grids is best suited to your project. For further advice or assistant please call a member of our technical team who will be happy to help. 01753 652 555
To download PDF versions of our data sheets please click on the thumbnails.