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Posted: 13 May 2015,07:56 QUOTE

I have several large rolls of this. Not 100% sure what it is or how it should be used. Have found similar rolls on the Internet, but I'm looking to confirm whether I could/should use it as a layer between my sub-base (clay) and type 1 when I construct my new domestic gravel driveway.  If that's a good use for it, is it plastic grid face up or down?


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Posted: 13 May 2015,10:57 QUOTE

Looks like a composite geogrid textile

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Posted: 13 May 2015,13:37 QUOTE

Looks like you're right. A quick google of composite geogrid textile suggests that it could be used under my drive, or even under the darm tracks that intend to lay. There's a fair few rolls of it here, so even if it's a bit overkill, at least it won't do any harm or go to waste. Many thanks.

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Posted: 13 May 2015,17:57 QUOTE

Few quid there id imagine.

Id say plastic grid up (i have no idea)
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Posted: 13 May 2015,18:08 QUOTE

Ground stabilisation fabric, useful stuff

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Posted: 13 May 2015,18:14 QUOTE

plastic grid down from where i sit
be warned its a bugger to cut
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Posted: 13 May 2015,19:14 QUOTE

The right way is..well the way it is rolled up speaks for itself, just roll it out. You wouldn't wanna be turning that over in a hurry especially if it was wet :;):  :) Run a petrol saw through it to cut it, easy peasy.

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Posted: 13 May 2015,20:58 QUOTE

oh sean oh master of HSE!
using a cut off saw to cut that could result in all sorts of nasties
(i know because I have done it)
as you cut through the last bit the stuff springs up and that black plastic is like razor wire when just cut
I would suggest Full PPE and a junior hacksaw  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
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Posted: 14 May 2015,07:07 QUOTE

Oh LLL master of all,  do you really think i would let that happen?  That's why god invented feet..  to stand on it, it is anchored down m8. Would love to watch you cutting through roll after roll on a motorway job with a junior hacksaw with lorry loads of crush waiting too be tipped. We take every precaution as per method statement/ risk assesment ppe being just one offf them :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

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Posted: 14 May 2015,12:36 QUOTE

Lol @sean

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Posted: 14 May 2015,15:41 QUOTE

I have cut it with the wizzer and its hard to stand on both sides of a 4m roll simultaneously
it is a bugger to cut for sure!
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Posted: 14 May 2015,17:33 QUOTE

oh....chainsaws out then
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Posted: 14 May 2015,17:49 QUOTE

At the end of the  day it sometimes has to be cut, so obviously we would all exercise caution. And as LLL rightly pointed out full ppe must be worn. Goggles, gloves, ear plugs, dust mask, wellies, hard hat,  overalls, water supresent, cutting area, risk asessment, method  statement and that's just for a junior hacksaw  :;):  :)

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Posted: 14 May 2015,18:10 QUOTE

The funny thing is, you aint joking neither!
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Posted: 14 May 2015,18:39 QUOTE

what my main point was its wicked stuff the geogrid!
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Posted: 14 May 2015,20:20 QUOTE

It's not as bad as the the end of a roll of water, or gas pipe. A guy i was working with insisted on sitting the end of a roll, well next thing he was propelled 10 it in the air and landed in the middle of the a23 pease pottage :laugh:

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