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.