What Is Geocell?
Geocell is a versatile material that can be used in a plethora of projects, ranging from erosion control to retaining walls to roadways. The unique design of Geocell makes it stand out as an exciting option for whatever it is you need to build.
Geocell is a lightweight and eco-friendly grid made up of individual panels that come in a range of sizes. These panels are designed to be long-lasting, include natural drainage, and require less infill than traditional construction materials. Additionally, they provide an economical option without having to sacrifice appearance or functionality.
Regardless of if you plan to use geocells for a commercial project or backyard improvement, there are a range of options to customize this material for your needs. Geocells work great for slope protection, ground stabilization, and more.
How Do Geocells Work?
GeoCell works by adding a strong foundation for your project. The cells are corrosion-resistant and ready to be installed with only a small amount of preparation, and even work on soft soils that require dependable soil stabilization. The individual cells work by locking together into a honeycomb grid, providing maximum support on any surface. The cells are also designed to include natural drainage through perforated holes that reduce costs and promote longevity.
BaseCore Geocell was designed to work with many kinds of infill. Depending on your project’s needs and budget, those options could include aggregate, gravel, cement, vegetation, etc.
If you’re in the market for something a bit more heavy-duty for a roadway or area with heavy traffic, BaseCore Geocell HD follows the same design as Geocell with added strength for certain jobs.
Cost is an important factor in any build, and we know that things can add up quickly when you have to consider the little things. Luckily, unlike other materials, geocells require only a few additional items before being installed.
Depending on your project, you will need to consider what form of infill best suits your needs and budget. We recommend choosing a good geotextile fabric to prevent anything from sinking into the subgrade. And lastly, you will need to purchase BaseCaps and BaseClips to connect panels together.
The overall cost of your project will of course depend on the size, but BaseCore geocells were created to be a great budget-friendly option for all sorts of projects. To get a quote and find out more about how we can fit into your project, reach out to one of our expert engineers here.
Estimating Cost of Additional Materials
Common infills used with Geocells include:
- Gravel: Can cost anywhere between $0.8 to $3 per square foot
- Concrete: Tends to be $4 to $6 per square foot depending on thickness and brand
- Asphalt: Price ranges from $7 to $13 per square foot
- Vegetation: Depending on your build site you may already have ample vegetation lying around for use in your project, making this a fairly budget-friendly option.
Selecting your infill may depend a bit on price, but keep in mind that different materials will be better suited for durability and conditions based on location and requirements for your project.
Once you have decided on the infill, your project will also require a sturdy geotextile fabric to stabilize the soil and prevent anything from sinking into the ground. The cost of this fabric depends heavily on what durability you are looking for. For a long-term build we recommend a heavy-duty and high-quality option which tends to range from $0.6 to $1.5 per square foot.
High-Quality HDPE Geocell Price
High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a thermoplastic polymer made from petroleum, making it a great long-term option for construction projects. Most Geocells are designed using HDPE for the cell walls, which makes them incredibly strong as they can expand and constrict. BaseCore geocells boast an incredibly long lifecycle of 75+ years in commercial builds, making them a long-term and budget-friendly option for any build.
The cost of a high-quality HDPE geocell will depend largely on the company and size of your project, as they can range anywhere from $0.5 to $5 per square meter depending on quality and brand. For a comprehensive breakdown of geocell cost through BaseCore, contact us here.
Ready to Use BaseCore Geocells in your Next Project?
BaseCore geocell can make your next big build budget-friendly and long-lasting, our team of BaseCore experts are here to help! Reach out for a quick and comprehensive consultation to get more information. You can also access our FAQ page or contact us directly at (888) 511-1553.