• $5.99/ Grid

Grass pavers / gravel pavers (Hanpave)

5% discount off a skidfull. You can use Hanpave in making grass pavers, gravel pavers, a shed base, and other structures.

Why use grass pavers?

Grass pavers reinforce the grass's soil and make the lawn resistant to damage caused by walking, riding, or water flow. While being strong, they pass the rainwater through and allow it to absorb into the soil. By using grass pavers, you can:

  • create walkways, parking spots, or driveways on grass
  • reduce both flooding and erosion
  • prevent rivers and lakes pollution as the water gets filtered through the soil before getting to the water bodies

There are various grass pavers on the market with different characteristics and made of different materials: plastics or concretes.

Hanpave, reliable grids developed by Hahn Plastics, a leading company in the area, can be used as grass pavers. With a proper base installed under the grass pavers, even heavy vehicles can park on the grass. We can supply you with the grass seed recommended for areas with plastic grids for car parking. Ask the "Park & Play" seed mix at our stone yard.

In the picture below: grass paver project in Ontario, summer 2021.

Left photo: grass pavers, just installed and filled a mix of topsoil and garden soil together. The seed mix is a premium blend mixed with perennial ryegrass (50/50).

Right photo: 5 weeks later.


Gravel pavers (picture below)

Hanpave� grids can be used as gravel pavers.

Use them if you need permeable pavers capable of handling extreme loads. We sell both gravel pavers and gravel to create the base.

Grass pavers and gravel pavers applications include:

  • driveways,
  • parking, laneways,
  • driveway extensions,
  • boat launches,
  • trail retention,
  • slope stabilization, etc.
  • shed base

Hanpave compared to other systems

Some porous paving systems only quote maximum load capacities of 200 or 300 tonnes per square meter, but this is only half the story. A paving system needs strength and flexibility to withstand repeated vehicle use. Strength without flexibility leads to cracks, breakages, and ultimately product failure.

Hanpave has been tested by DIN EN 124 to maximum capacity and achieves 400�600 tonnes/m2 dependent on the filling of either topsoil or gravel. Hanpave has also been tested to rigorous Copro PTV 828 standards specially developed for paving grids.

Drivable grass installation

For car parking, the installation is straightforward. You can find the videos online on it.

Preparing a proper base for heavy vehicles requires more effort. We provide detailed installation guides on request. Essentially, heavier traffic requires the same base as for stone interlock pavers.

Hanpave grids' dimensions and other info

Each Hanpave grid is 13.11 x 13.11 inches square (1.0925 ft x 1.0925 ft) and covers 1.18 square feet when installed. It is easier to calculate in a metric system: you need 9 grids to pave a square meter. The depth of a grid is 40 mm (1.6 inches.)

By interlocking the grids, you can create a paved area of desirable dimensions (width, length, and coverage). There are 594 units per skid packed in 66 layers (9 units in a layer, already interlocked), making it very fast and simple to pull off and lay. It is easy to unlock the units, if necessary. We provide a 5% discount if you buy a skidfull or more.

Hanpave is made of Canadian plastic waste by a local producer.


Stormwater management situation in Barrie: how to help

Currently, the City of Barrie is working on funding sources for the stormwater management plan. The city has an annual spending shortfall of $11.7M and needs to find a fair and equitable way to fund Stormwater Services. Stormwater adds pollutants to Lake Simcoe.

There are many urgent stormwater issues in the city to deal with. One of the remedies is to decrease the stormwater by increasing previous areas in the city. If you turn a part of an impervious area in your property (like asphalt) into a previous one (like a drivable grass area), you will help the problem. This way, you will not only solve your household's local water management problems but also input into improving the city's and Lake Simcoe's environmental health. You can also build a rain garden on your property to capture the rainwater.

To motivate property owners to manage stormwater, the city plans to introduce a stormwater user fee based on impervious areas rather than funding stormwater management infrastructure through property taxes. Also, credits can be applied to properties that manage stormwater on-site. The details of the credits will follow later this year.

The current funding system does not encourage or reward those that make changes to their property to reduce their impact on the stormwater system (i.e., reduce hard surfaces.) The new approach is to shift funding from property taxes to stormwater utility. The objective is to make the charge fair and equitable, based on impervious areas of properties.

2019 - 2022 Alla Khandoga

updated on August 31, 2022

The pictures are provided by HAHN Plastics (North America) Ltd and Alla Khandoga.

NOTE: This product can NOT be purchased online. If you want to buy it, please, contact us.

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