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60 Second Seminar Session 3: LSG for DIY Parking Pad

60 Second Seminar Session 3: LSG For DIY Parking Pad

60 seconds Seminar

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!

Session 3:
LSG Series® DIY for Parking Pad

An extra parking spot or expanded parking can be very helpful. Building one seems easy. Some people simply bring in a load of gravel, spread it out and they instantly have a parking pad. However, over time that gravel will migrate into the earth, become rutted, travel outside of the perimeter and eventually need to be replaced with a fresh load of gravel. Fortunately, there is a great solution…

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The parking pad can be both EASY TO INSTALL and PERMANENT by using Cell-Tek’s Load Support Grid (LSG). The system prevents the lateral displacement of infill materials which eliminates rutting and washboarding usually associated with gravel pavements. Even if you have swampy/soft/wet soil conditions, the LSG works great!

LSG Series®

Each LSG Series® grid consists of a series of connected cells and expands to
9’ x 24’ (215 sf).

Alternatively, cut the grid in half and end up with two pieces that are 9′ x 12′. These can be placed side-by-side to create a 12′ W x 18’L parking pad.

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A non-woven geotextile fabric is placed below the grid to prevent the stones in the cells from migrating down into the earth.

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Rebar J Hooks (18″ H) are installed every 4′ – 5′ in every direction to keep the grid pinned down.

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The cells confine gravel to create a super strong foundation. Since infill materials are trapped in the cells they cannot shift, move, and eventually travel away.

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4″ cells support vehicles up to 40,000 lbs.

6″ cells support vehicles up to 80,000 lbs.

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Once cells are filled, gravel should be compacted in the cells. Then, overfill cell with 1″ – 2” of a loose gravel “wearing course”.
For a completely permeable parking pad, use ¾” clean angular stone.

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Easy! Installation is the same except use Triax geogrid as the underlayment instead of a non-woven geotextile and fill cells with a 50/50 mix of clean angular stone and topsoil instead of stone only. Add sod or grass/seed to the top.

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These products are available through Cell-Tek Geosynthetics or your local dealer.
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