60 Second Seminar Session 9: LSG vs. SLP. What’s the difference?
Each brief educational session is designed to provide concise, interesting, informative insights on a variety of topics in just 60 seconds. You will be surprised at how much you can learn with only 60 seconds of your time!
LSG Load Support Grid
SLP Slope Grid
THEY LOOK THE SAME.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? WHICH ONE DO I NEED?
At first glance, these two products look identical. They are both made of HDPE, high density polyethylene, and they are manufactured to the same specifications as far as material thickness, density, seam strength, etc. The only real difference is cell size. You may notice we make LSG in a green color and SLP in a black color. This simply helps us to tell them apart in our warehouse!
WHY DOES CELL SIZE MATTER?
The smaller the cell size, the greater the load support. Load support is needed for pedestrian and vehicular applications (sidewalks, patios, plazas, driveways, roads, etc.)
We purposely make the smaller cell which provides a very strong foundation for load support applications. For slope protection and erosion control a larger cell works just great, and it costs less money to create a grid with larger cells because it requires less material to manufacture it. Therefore, the Slope Grid has a lower cost per square foot.
Most slopes are steep and will never have pedestrian or vehicular traffic so they don’t need “load support”. If you have a very gradual slope that is experiencing washout and you expect it to have pedestrian or vehicular traffic, then use the LSG series instead of the Slope Grid.
Q: I have LSG leftover from a job, can I use it for slope protection and erosion control?
A: Yes, it will work just the same as Slope Grid.
Q: I have Slope Grid left over from a job, can I use it for a load support application?
A: No. The cells for load support should be a little smaller – use the LSG series.
Q: Do the LSG and SLP panels expand to the same size?
A: No, they are slightly different. LSG is 9’ x 24’ (215 sf) and SLP is 8’ x 29’ (232 sf)
These products are available through Cell-Tek Geosynthetics or your local dealer.
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