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    Case Studies

  • Client: Residential homeowner
  • Location: Perth, WA
  • Date: February 2019

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A homeowner in Perth was looking to landscape a small 20 square metre courtyard, however, living 200 metres from the ocean, the land consisted of shifting beach sand. The homeowner sought a cost-effective, porous solution that would assist in stabilising the property’s courtyard. After previously installing pavers down the sides of the property, the customer was looking for an alternate ground stabilisation solution that kept the aesthetic of the surrounding yard, but would not be subject to persistent ant intrusion and weeds.

The client required a surface stabilisation solution that offered superb drainage due to the fact that the house covered most of the very flat block of land. Adding more pavers – or any other non-porous product – would have led to issues with water drainage.

Adequate drainage and ground stabilisation was an essential design requirement for this job because the courtyard featured a small shed that was used to wash and dry water sports equipment such as wetsuits. There was also a requirement for the chosen material to be easy to cut into shapes that would fit around posts in the courtyard.

The GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System was deemed to be the best solution for the problem. The client chose to install the GEOHEX™ system himself – a common option for customers who enjoy DIY projects around the home.

In this particular job, the customer laid 25mm of paving sand across his courtyard as a base layer, which he then compacted before covering it with a Geofabric membrane mat. The GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System was laid across the courtyard and then filled with crushed white quartz. Prior to laying the GEOHEX™ across the courtyard, the customer used electric saws (circular saw for straight edges; reciprocating saw for curved edges) as needed to cut the GEOHEX™ section to fit around poles installed for the shed. All up, prepping the site and installing the GEOHEX™ system across the 20 square metre courtyard took the homeowner just under six hours, working alone.

Designed and manufactured in Australia to ISO9001:2014 standards and made from high impact resistant 100% recycled and recyclable co-polymer polypropylene, the GEOHEX™ permeable paving system is the ideal solution for residential courtyards where a porous solution is required. GEOHEX™ offers an aesthetically pleasing, decorative natural finish, superb drainage, structure and stability when completely filled.