A surface stabilisation solution to manage erosion and accommodate heavy vehicles.
For caravan parks
that have soft sites or
receive substantial rainfall, managing heavy and frequent traffic from caravans
and large 4WD vehicles can be a major challenge. After the wet weather, some caravan park
operators are required to do a great deal of site maintenance to restore their
site due to surface damage left by heavy vehicles during peak holiday season,
this can be costly and requires valuable time while also taking away from the
beauty of the park.
Homegrown innovation, GEOHEX was developed to
promote surface stabilisation, enabling operators to manage erosion on their
site while accommodating heavy traffic from large vehicles and caravans.
GEOHEX is used widely across caravan sites across Australia as permeable
pathways, site stabillisation for caravans and more. GEOHEX was installed at BIG4
Ingenia Holidays Noosa caravan park last year as a test case to provide site
support and reduce maintenance costs for park operators.
In the case of BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Noosa
caravan park, the site receives regular rainfall and the natural soft state of
the ground was posing problems, with deep wheel tracks often left across the
dirt and grass site. As well as
requiring maintenance work to repair the site, this also posed a safety risk
for visitors when entering and exiting their vehicle on site. They required a solution that would also
maintain the natural look and feel of the site, which ruled out concrete and
test case was able to gauge the effectiveness of the GEOHEX by installing a
200sqm test pad of GEOHEX in the caravan park.
The area where GEOHEX was installed covered the main driveway into the
site, as well as a grassed area where customers park their caravan while
staying at the park.
GEOHEX for the test pad was locally supplied and easily installed by a
landscaper with the infill material a binding mix of crusher dust and
fertilised organic soil. Grass was then
laid over the GEOHEX to maintain a natural look to match the idyllic natural
setting of the caravan park – something that could not have been achieved if
concrete or asphalt was used.
installing the GEOHEX test pad on their site, the caravan park is seeing the
effectiveness of the system to stabilise soft ground and help it bear the brunt
of regular, heavy traffic and still giving them great drainage. The operators
of the BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Noosa caravan park have been able to see and feel
underfoot the huge difference GEOHEX has made to the surface saving time and
money long term.
Made from 100% recycled Reproplene and proudly Australian made, GEOHEX is available Australia wide.
If you would like to find out more about the GEOHEX click below.
Caravan Industry Association