At Allison Paving, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, durable, and visually appealing landscaping solutions. Our recent project in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, involved the meticulous installation of premium artificial grass, designed to withstand the test of time and provide a lush, green appearance all year round. Here, we detail the comprehensive steps taken to ensure the durability and aesthetic excellence of this installation.


Step-by-Step Installation Process

Initial Preparation

Site Assessment: The project began with a thorough assessment of the existing garden area. Measurements were taken, and the client’s requirements were discussed in detail to ensure the final installation met their expectations.

Grass and Earth Removal: The existing grass and soil were carefully removed using appropriate equipment. This step was crucial to create a clean slate for the artificial grass installation.

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Ground Flattening and Weed Membrane Installation

Area Flattening: The ground was levelled using specialised tools to ensure a smooth and even surface. This is essential for the proper laying of the artificial grass.

Weed Membrane Laying: A high-quality weed membrane was installed across the entire area. This layer prevents weed growth, ensuring the artificial grass remains pristine and maintenance-free.

Base Construction

Type 1 Aggregate Layer: A layer of Type 1 aggregate was spread across the area and compacted using a wacker plate. This base layer provides a stable foundation, essential for the longevity of the artificial grass. Ensuring a well-compacted and level base is crucial for the performance and durability of the installation.

Grano (Powdered Granite) Layer: On top of the compacted aggregate, a layer of grano was laid and screeded flat. This fine layer ensures a smooth surface for the grass and aids in water drainage, preventing pooling and water damage. The precision in laying this layer contributes significantly to the overall quality and functionality of the artificial grass.

Consistent Levelling: Throughout the process, our team consistently ensured that the surface was level. This attention to detail is vital for both the appearance and performance of the artificial grass, preventing uneven areas and ensuring a flawless, professional finish.

Laying the Artificial Grass

Grass Positioning: The premium artificial grass was carefully unrolled and positioned over the prepared base. Attention was paid to the direction of the grass fibres to ensure a natural look.

Cutting to Fit: The grass was precisely cut to fit the area, including around any obstacles or garden features, ensuring a seamless appearance.


Joining and Securing the Grass

Invisible Joins: Sections of the grass were joined using high-strength adhesive and joining tape, creating invisible seams that enhance the natural look of the lawn.

Securing Edges: The edges of the grass were secured with durable nails or edging strips to prevent movement and maintain a neat finish.

Final Touches and Inspection

Brushing: The artificial grass was brushed to lift the fibers, ensuring a lush and natural appearance. Using a specialised artificial lawn brush, we meticulously brushed the grass to maintain its upright position and enhance its overall look.

Quality Inspection: A thorough inspection was conducted to ensure every aspect of the installation met our high standards and the client’s satisfaction.


Repointing of the Patio

In addition to the artificial grass installation, we also undertook the repointing of the existing patio. Over a course of 10 years, the previous easy joint material had deteriorated. To enhance durability and resistance to jet washing, we replaced it with a traditional sand and cement mix.

We will confidently recommend this repointing service to our clients when a full relay or a new patio installation is unnecessary. Repointing can be a highly cost-effective solution, providing a fresh, revitalised appearance to existing patios without the expense and disruption of a complete overhaul. By addressing only the worn or deteriorated joints, we can extend the life of the patio, enhance its durability, and maintain its aesthetic appeal. This approach ensures our clients receive the best value for their investment while achieving a high-quality finish that withstands the elements and everyday wear and tear.

Our comprehensive approach to installing premium artificial grass guarantees a durable and aesthetically pleasing lawn that enhances any outdoor space. By following meticulous preparation and installation processes, we ensure that our artificial grass installations remain beautiful and functional for years to come. Whether you need a new lawn or patio repointing, Allison Paving is dedicated to delivering top-notch results that stand the test of time.

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