Auf Rasengitter parken: Schwabengitter® 2000 und Ontop von Schwab Rollrasen.

Just park on the grass: Schwabengitter® – the green car park

Do you also think it is shame to completely pave or asphalt your outdoor areas? Wouldn’t a green car park be much nicer? Our proven Schwabengitter® 2000 and Ontop make it possible, and this solution is also more affordable than any paved surface.

We developed the Schwabengitter® product line as a replacement for conventional grass paver systems and gravel-filled grass surfaces. Schwabengitter® is a grass paver system made of plastics with which we have eliminated all the disadvantages of conventional grass paver systems. As a result, Schwabengitter® has developed into a best-seller in Europe and beyond.

Specially developed for equestrian sport and to complete the product line: Schwabengitter® Paddock.

Unbeatable price-performance ratio

With the low weight and already pre-connected elements, an extremely high installation output per man hour is achieved.

Simple, fast and uncomplicated

Due to the especially elastic material and the integrated expansion joints every 50 cm in the longitudinal and transverse direction, Schwabengitter® always fit together perfectly. In addition, all tensions in the paver system arising from heat or cold are compensated for. As a result, a large contiguous surface with an enormous load-bearing capacity is created.

Worldwide success for 25 years

We supply partners in Morocco, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, the United States, Iceland, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Poland, Romania, Hungary, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Altogether, several hundred thousand square metres have already been installed abroad.

Schwabengitter® is available in 4 versions

  • Schwabengitter® 2000 as a replacement for conventional grass pavers on a ballast base layer
  • Schwabengitter® Ontop, is simply put in place on existing or newly planted grass surfaces without a base layer. After the grass grows in, it is nearly invisible and effectively protects the grass grain from damage.
  • Schwabengitter® Elastic and Schwabengitter® Paddock have been designed to meet the special requirements in equestrian sport.

Schwabengitter® 2000: Simply parking on turf

Schwabengitter® 2000 – the most versatile paver system. It was designed as a better alternative to conventional concrete grids without incorporating their disadvantages. Schwabengitter® 2000 surfaces have very thin partitions and thus a significantly higher percentage of green and therefore better seepage. In addition, the grass grows in almost completely and the paver system disappears so that it is almost invisible.

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Schwabengitter® 2000 …

  • … does not heat up as much as concrete. Since the chambers are open at the bottom over the entire surface, an especially good root penetration of the subsurface is achieved.
  • … are extremely light (only 9 kg/m²)
  • … are far more affordable than any paved surface
  • … are installed on a completely normal ballast or gravel substructure, whereby the crushed stone layer can even be eliminated, which means a reduction in costs
  • … are made of an especially pure high-pressure polyethylene which is made of recycled material and is environmentally neutral and UV-resistant as a result.
  • … enables surface seepage
  • … can be used in both green areas and in areas where greening does not make sense or is not desired, in which case it is filled with gravel or crushed stone.
  • … can be cut very easily at connecting edges with normal garden shears. Schwabengitter® 2000 can be easily connected by means of a special locking system
  • does not heat up as much as concrete. Since the chambers are open at the bottom over the entire surface, an especially good root penetration of the subsurface is achieved.
  • are extremely light (only 9 kg/m²)
  • are far more affordable than any paved surface
  • are installed on a completely normal ballast or gravel substructure, whereby the crushed stone layer can even be eliminated, which means a reduction in costs
  • are made of an especially pure high-pressure polyethylene which is made of recycled material and is environmentally neutral and UV-resistant as a result.
  • enables surface seepage
  • Schwabengitter® 2000 can be used in both green areas and in areas where greening does not make sense or is not desired, in which case it is filled with gravel or crushed stone.
  • Schwabengitter® 2000 can be cut very easily at connecting edges with normal garden shears. Schwabengitter® 2000 can be easily connected by means of a special locking system

Application

  • reinforced parking surfaces, driveways, courtyard reinforcement or fire brigade access ways
  • for support of embankments against erosion
  • for simple roof greening measures
  • as root protection for roadside trees, especially for tree rehabilitation. As a result, these sensitive areas are protected and can continued to be driven and parked on. An expanded air- and water-permeable living space for the root area is created.
  • Rail greening for tram construction. Consequently, numerous projects were implemented both domestically and abroad. Schwabengitter ® provides special advantages in this connection, in particular: Thanks to the greening, the tram noise is reduced and the city atmosphere is improved. Green surfaces are created in the track area, which can also be driven on and remain open as rescue routes for emergency medics or the fire brigade.
  • Water protection areas, because Schwabengitter® 2000 is environmentally-neutral and UV-resistant.

Accessories:
We offer easily-inserted special white parking space caps the size of an individual chamber. That way, they can mark out a single point or a complete line – either inserted individually or in rows.

Care:
We also carry special seed mixtures for greening, special fertilisers, substrate for the filling, and stakes for secure anchoring on sharp inclines or in embankments.

Installation

Schwabengitter® are already pre-connected in 1 m² units and thus ready for rapid installation. One person can install over 100 m² per hour.

  • Grade a foundation with 1 – 2 % slope
  • depending on requirements and subsequent load, apply 20 – 40 cm of gravel or ballast. For surfaces that should not be greened, we recommend a water-permeable, broken material with a grain size of 5 – 32 mm. For greened surfaces, an unwashed gravel or mineral concrete is beneficial, because improved plant development is enabled.
  • Prepare and compact the foundation to the correct height. Attention: do not apply a crushed stone bed as an equalisation layer, because it inhibits root growth and can cause rutting
  • Install Schwabengitter® 2000, cutting with garden shears as necessary
  • Fill the Schwabengitter® 2000 with a fine top soil or grass grid substrate up to 1 cm below the top edge of the grid structure
  • Sow the special grass paving system seed mixture in the Schwabengitter® 2000

Technical Information

Construction method

  • is installed on a normal paved foundation
  • crushed stone equalisation layer not necessary
  • filled with fine top soil or gravel

Data

  • Individual section: 50 x 50 x 5 cm, wall thickness of 4 mm, partition support of 10 mm, pre-connected to 1 m² ready for installation, weight 9 kg/m²
  • integrated expansion joints every 50 cm in longitudinal and transverse direction
  • Nobbed surface for anti-slip properties
  • All grid chambers open at the bottom, enabling maximum root growth and optimal seepage

Material

  • high-pressure polyethylene made of high-purity recycled raw material, absolutely environmentally-neutral, suitable for water protection areas

Schwabengitter® Ontop: Fast, flexible, uncomplicated!

Schwabengitter® Ontop is a completely new, uncomplicated and affordable option for quickly, easily and affordably stabilising ballast lawn surfaces. Schwabengitter® Ontop is simply placed on existing grass surfaces and provides stable protection to accommodate loads as high as passenger vehicles. The grid is only 2.5 cm thick and the grass grows in immediately, making it a nearly invisible reinforcement for the grass.

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Schwabengitter® Ontop can also be placed directly on newly planted or rolled turf surfaces. With its widened partition support on the underside, the downward pressure of the grid into the soil is reduced. As a result, a load-free zone between the car tyres and the sensitive vegetation point of the grass plant is created.

Therefore the plants are allowed to grow unencumbered and can develop fully. With the elimination of complicated substructures, Schwabengitter® Ontop can be easily installed by anyone and also provides a natural, seepage-capable surface that for supporting heavy loads, which can also be expanded or changed any time.

Like Schwabengitter® 2000, Schwabengitter® Ontop is made from especially pure high-pressure polyethylene and is therefore environmentally-neutral. The grid can be recycled. Thanks to the extremely thin partitions, more than 90% of the surface remains green and the surface seepage of rainwater is enabled.

Application

  • occasional parking spaces/areas with low traffic loads
  • low-load, drivable green surfaces
  • Securing of ballast lawn surfaces, no more mud and muck in poor weather, no flying stones while mowing. The grass grain can recover and is resilient. In addition, the massive ballast lawn foundation provides sufficient stability, even for heavy loads.
  • Grass protection in public green areas
  • Walkways
  • Camping grounds
  • Event surfaces
  • Golf paths

As an accessory, we offer special white parking space caps the size of an individual chamber which can be easily inserted. That way, they can mark out a single point or a complete line – either inserted individually or in rows.

Care
We also carry special seed mixtures for greening, special fertilisers, rolled turf, special fertilisers and stakes for secure anchoring on sharp inclines or in embankments.

Installation

Schwabengitter® Ontop comes already pre-connected to 1 m² units on Euro pallets of 80 m² each. Faster installation is made possible as a result.

  • New Installation
    Install Schwabengitter® Ontop immediately after sowing and/or after laying the rolled turf directly on the unrolled turf/ballast lawn surface
  • Fertilise the grass surface. We recommend Schwab Rollrasendünger®

For existing lawns/ballast lawns

  • Mow the lawn surface short
  • Roll out the lawn surface
  • Install Schwabengitter® Ontop, cut with garden shears as necessary and then roll out again if needed
  • Fertilise the grass surface

Technical Information

Construction method

  • is installed on a normal paved foundation
  • Roll out the lawn surface
  • can be installed on a ballast terrace foundation or existing grass surfaces
  • no filling

Data

  • Individual section: 50 x 50 x 2.5 cm, wall thickness of 5 mm, partition support of 16 mm, pre-connected to 1 m² ready for installation, weight 4.5 kg/m²
  • integrated expansion joints every 50 cm in longitudinal and transverse direction
  • Nobbed surface for anti-slip properties
  • All grid chambers open at the bottom, enabling maximum root growth and optimal seepage g

Material

  • high-pressure polyethylene made of high-purity recycled raw material, absolutely environmentally-neutral, suitable for water protection areas