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Residential Synthetic Grass Installation.

Residential Synthetic Grass Installation


Application: Low impact installation of high quality synthetic with minimal excavation
Area in Square feet: Approximately 400 square feet
Products used: Ecoraster X30 with ¼” angular gravel base for drainage and bedding
Construction Period: 1 day in August 2014


The customer wished to replace the high traffic natural backyard grass area with high quality synthetic grass. The synthetic grass is permeable, clean and mud free and requires no maintenance. High costs of disposal of excavated material and complicated deep excavation required for a stable and permeable base were a challenge for the costs of the project, and the timing for the landscaper considering the short and intensive installation season in the Toronto area.

Solution / Implementation
To resolve the issue within the customer’s budgets restraints, Lazy lawn decided to use Ecoraster X30 system as a permeable base reinforcement. The depth of excavation was reduced from the usual 6” to approx. 1.5 “ by just removing the existing grass with a sod cutting machine. This resulted in saving labour, equipment use, and the direct costs of transport and disposal, known as “bin fees”. These costs saving are estimated to be approximately $600.
The amount of base material was reduced by 4.5” saving in both material and labour, estimated savings $400. The Ecoraster X30 was installed directly on the ground which was pre-lined with a landscape fabric and ¼” clear angular gravel was used to fill the levelled Ecoraster. A weed barrier was laid over the Ecoraster and the Synthetic Grass was quickly and easily installed as per manufacturer recommendation. The total project duration was one complete day instead of the usual 2-3 days for such a project, freeing up the landscaper for more work during the short season.

“The Ecoraster system allowed Lazy lawn to install high quality Synthetic grass with a much shorter installation time and with less base materials and labour costs. The Ecoraster system allowed us to be both competitive in pricing and complete the work properly and very quickly. The savings in material, work, and time were 2 to 3 times the investment of the Ecoraster, and we completed the job in less than half the usual time and could move on to the next project. “

Bran Lakoseljac
416 873 3270

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