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CORE Drive, gravel stabiliser

CORE Drive gravel stabiliser

CORE Drive Gravel Stabiliser is the core of hassle-free gravel paving for all types of vehicle or pedestrian traffic with no compromise in strength and durability. Part of a natural porous paving system, just add gravel to the interlocking panels of hexagon cells and you have an eco-friendly surface that costs less than asphalt, concrete, or block pavers.

CORE Drive solves the problems of aggregates without gravel stabilisation sinking, migrating, and forming ruts. The hexagon cells that make up each CORE Drive panel form a rigid honeycomb design that holds gravel in place providing maximum load bearing. The underside incorporates a durable geotextile, which allows water to drain easily and prevents weed growth. All panel edges have an interlocking system that makes for easy installation, even on steep grades.

CORE Drive Benefits

  • Stabilise gravel. Get gravel to stay put, no ruts, no sinking, no problems.
  • Low cost. Because the gravel won’t move around you can use less, giving you a porous service that costs less than concrete, asphalt or block pavers.
  • Super strong. Enhanced load bearing causes no rutting, separating or sliding with vehicle traffic.
  • No weeds. The geotextile backing underneath each panel prevents weed growth.
  • It’s green. Environmentally friendly porous gravel paving allows the rain to drain over the entire surface.
  • SUDS compliant. Because CORE Drive is porous it is ideal for solutions requiring a Sustainable Drainage System.
  • ADA compliant. Ideal for pedestrians, bicycles, & wheelchair traffic.
  • Beautiful. When filled the product is practically invisible, leaving you with a stunning surface that is easy to maintain.
  • CORE marker. Easily add parking lines and edge indicators with COREmarker.

CORE Drive HD RecycledNow Available: CORE Drive Recycled

Available exclusively from CORE Landscape Products, CORE Drive recycled panels are made from 100% recycled black polypropylene (PP). With a wall thickness of just 2mm they are practically invisible when filled, unlike most other black stabilisation grids on the market.

CORE Drive 38-25 Recycled is the only grid on the market with a cell depth of 25mm capable of withstanding vehicular traffic. Such a shallow cell depth means you can use a lot less gravel, drastically recuding the cost of your installation.

CORE Drive Specifications

CORE Drive




50-35 HD

60-40 HD

Cell Diameter 38 mm 38 mm 50 mm 50 mm 60 mm
Cell Depth 25 mm 40 mm 30 mm 35 mm 40 mm
Cell Wall Thickness 1.2 mm 0.8 mm 0.8 mm 2.0 mm 2.2 mm
Max Weight (Filled) Over 280 tons Over 250 tons Over 250 tons Over 350 tons Over 380 tons
Max Weight (Empty) 90 tons 62 tons 62 tons 150 tons 175 tons
Geotextile Membrane 50 g/m2 50 g/m2 50 g/m2 50 g/m2 50 g/m2
Recommended Duty Medium Medium Medium Medium - Heavy Medium - Heavy
General Use Car / Truck Car / Truck Car / Truck Car / Truck / HGV Car / Truck / HGV
Small Sheet Size 1160 x 800 mm 1200 x 800 mm 1200 x 800 mm 1200 x 720 mm 1200 x 720 mm
Small Sheet Area 0.928 m2 0.96 m2 0.96 m2 0.86 m2 0.86 m2
Large Sheet Size 2320 x 1200 mm 2400 x 1200 mm 2400 x 1200 mm 2160 x 1200 mm 2160 x 1200 mm
Large Sheet Area 2.784 m2 2.88 m2 2.88 m2 2.59 m2 2.59 m2
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CORE Drive HD Recycled All grids available in black or white

All CORE Drive grids are available in white virgin polypropylene or black recycled polypropylene. As you can see, both options are virtually invisible when filled with gravel, even when using a light coloured aggregate.

After installing the CORE Drive panels, all you need to do is fill the cells with your chosen aggregate and then add an extra 10mm layer. The grids will then become invisible to the eye, yet keep your surface stable and secure.

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