Gator Base


FOR CONCRETE PAVERS, SLABS, NATURAL STONES AND PORCELAIN TILES

Evolution in Base Technology
Save Time. Save Labor. Save Money

 

OVER 420,000 SQ. M. INSTALLED
IT'S A BETTER INSTALLATION!


UNDER LICENSE FROM BROCK INTERNATIONAL – U.S. PATENTS NOS. 8,662,787; 8,827,590; AND PATENTS PENDING

DESCRIPTION

Gator Base is the evolution in base technology saving you time, labor and money. Designed with a tongue and groove system Gator Base is easy to install. Gator Base is equivalent to 130 kg of crushed stone, saving you 15 cm of extra excavation. Gator Base is manufactured to evacuate the water through channels, using lightweight high- density polypropylene and is environment-friendly and 100% recyclable. Extremely durable, Gator Base will not degrade in the ground. It is design for pedestrian applications.

IDEAL FOR:

Use for small or large pedestrian projects such as:
  • Patios, sidewalks, walkways, pools surrounding, landing areas, Outdoor living areas
  • Concrete pavers, Natural stones, Wetcast pavers, Wetcast slabs, Porcelain tiles, Clay pavers

Easy or difficult to access areas such as:
  • Hills, limited access areas
  • Stairs
  • Tight work spaces
  • Narrow alleys

Limited budget:
  • Saves time and money
  • 60% savings in materials removal
  • Higher profit margins
  • Saving expensive costs of material disposal

Where construction speed is critical
  • Easy to use, install and transport
  • No industrial equipment needed
  • Minimum saving of 20% in labor costs

Restricted construction zones
  • Where material storage is prohibited in streets

FEATURES

  • Built to Last
  • Better Load Transfer
  • Better Freeze and Thaw Protection

Gator Base saving :
  • Save 15 cm of needless excavation
  • Save 15 cm of crushed stone
  • Save the cost of truck and driver on the road
  • Save on costly dumping fees
  • Save wear and tear on machinery
  • Save on labor costs
  • Save overall installation time
  • Increase profit

Gator Base Perks :
  • Job completed minimum 20% faster
  • Tolerant against rain showers
  • Ideal for large format pavers & slabs
  • Stage pavers throughout
  • Slide pavers into place
  • No grade-stepping
  • Gator Base can be applied with heated paving system up to 50°C
  • Gator Base can support a 45 cm seating wall
  • Installation on compacted sand or 20 mm setting bed of 3-9 mm clean mix stone

Gator Base Unit
  • Equivalent to 130 kg of crushed stone
  • Replaces 15 cm of compacted crushed stone
  • Evacuates water through the channel
  • Manufactured using lightweight high-density polypropylene
  • Environment-friendly and 100% recyclable
  • Extremely durable, will not degrade in the ground
  • Designed with LOCK-N-GO tongue and groove system
  • Gator Base Insulation has an R-Value of 3.6 (per 25 mm thickness)
  • Will significantly reduce the number of freeze and thaw cycles

ADVANTAGES

Homeowners advantages:
No one wants the needless inconveniences or expenses that can come with installing a hardscape project. With Gator Base and its superior design, less excavation means less equipment, faster installation, less disruption, and less physical stress on the customer property, all of which translate to a better installation and a beautiful addition to a home that will be there for many years to come.
  • Gator Base will greatly reduce your carbon footprint
  • Environment-friendly and 100% recyclable
  • Gator Base is made of durable engineered material it will last forever
  • Less destructions on property during installation phase
  • Gator Base panels will transfer loads
  • The perfect product for hard to access areas
  • Jobs are completed Minimum 20% faster than traditional way
  • Edge restraints are fastened directly to the Gator Base with Gator Screws, this prevents the lateral movement of the pavers.

ENGINEERING

Gator Base is environmentally friendly, engineered to return water to the native soil due to the evacuation channels incorporated in the gator base. It will never leach chemicals or degrade in the native soil for over 100 years.
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THE OPTIMAL INSTALLATION
  • Has an R-Value of 3.6 which acts as a thermal blanket in the ground
  • Reduces the effects of freeze and thaw cycles
  • Is extremely durable and will not degrade in the ground
  • Causes less disturbance and destruction to your property
GATOR BASE UNIT (60 X 90 cm)
  • Equivalent to 130 kg of crushed stone
  • Designed with a tongue and groove system LOCK-N-GO
  • Replaces 15 cm of compacted crushed stone
  • Manufactured using lightweight high-density polypropylene
  • Evacuates water through the channel and holes

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Better Load Transfer

One Gator Base panel is equivalent to 15 cm of crushed stone. The interlocking panels distribute all dynamic loads to a very wide area practically eliminating any pressure on the ground.


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Better Freeze And Thaw Protection

Designed with a tongue and groove system
One Gator Base panel acts like 45 cm of crushed stone as a thermal blanket. It is 3 times more effective than crushed stone as an insulator thus significantly reducing freeze and thaw cycles.


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1 PERSON OF 65 kg ON A 30 cm x 30 cm PAVER PRODUCES
6,89 kPa LOAD.


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GATOR BASE IS ENGINEERED TO SUPPORT A DYNAMIC LOAD UP TO 55,2 kPa OR 523 KG ON A 30 cm x 30 cm PAVER. *


1. Gator Base® Mechanical Resistance

Alliance Designer Products Inc. has introduced to the market a revolutionary technology that will save time, labor and money when installing concrete pavers, slabs, natural stones and porcelain tiles.
With the new Gator Base® panel, you can save 15 cm of extra excavation, long hours for installation and the transportation of tons of aggregate. This technology exhibits the polypropylene memory characteristics and allows the material to retain its original shape. Alliance Designer Products Inc. is now using this technology in their Gator Base® panel for the hardscaping industry.
An exhaustive and serious evaluation was made in collaboration with the Université du Québec’s engineering institute (ETS), in the laboratory of their Pavements and bituminous materials department, in order to characterize compare the Gator Base® panels to a traditional method of paving stone installation with aggregate.

2. Gator Base® Thermal Insulation

Since the Gator Base® panels have a high thermal resistance (it would take nearly 45 mm of 0-20 mm dry stone, compacted to a porosity of 20% to equal the insulation provided by a single layer of Gator Base® panels), it can be assumed that there would be better frost protection with the Gator Base® than with the usual additional 15 cm aggregate base. In this case, similar movement for both of these systems would be observed after freeze-thaw cycles. The system with the Gator Base® panels works best for patios and walking paths made with concrete pavers. The subgrade soil should be compacted to at least 95% of the modified Proctor density; a geotextile fabric is needed on top of the subgrade and bedding sand should be used to ensure a smooth and uniform surface.

3. Gator Base® Drainage Features

The results obtained during the “Bench test” study on a concrete paver system with a granular base (standard 15 cm of aggregate), versus the Gator Base® panel as a base are very interesting. The main reason for using gravel aggregate (crushed gravel) in the traditional method is to allow for water drainage, which prevents frost from heaving your pavers. For proper drainage, each Gator Base® panel is equipped with channels for water evacuation along a 1 degree slope as well as 5 drainage holes per 100 sq.cm.. Also, every Gator Base® panel 0,6 kg will replace 130 kg of compacted aggregate. When using Gator XP G2 Polymeric Sand, water will run off the paved surface if a minimum of 1° slope is respected.

UNIVERSITY REPORT CONCLUSION

Conclusions from results obtained by ETS* when comparing Gator Base system versus traditional granular base system
  • Gator Base can replace a traditional granular base.
  • Gator Base is equivalent to a traditional granular base under static and dynamic loads.
  • There would be much better frost protection with Gator Base system.
*École de technologie supérieure (or ÉTS) is part of the Université du Québec.

COVERAGE

Final dimensions at installation:

59.7 cm x 90.2 cm = 0.54 sq m, 19 mm thick, weight = 0.6 kg each


PACKAGING

10 units per pack
12 packs per pallet
120 units per pallet

GATOR BASE:

PERFECT FOR LARGE OR SMALL PROJECTS, WHETHER EASY OR DIFFICULT
TO ACCESS USAGE SCENARIOS


FOR PEDESTRIAN USE ONLY

 
 
 
 
This means the polymeric sand will not migrate through the voids.
 
 
Adding a second layer 19 mm of loose bedding sand or 3-9 mm clean mix stone on top of the Gator Base
for pavers or natural stones is also an accepted method of installation.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

GATOR XP G2 Installation (for an existing paver surface) When using GATOR XP G2 to replace existing jointing materials, old jointing materials need to be completely cleaned out of the joints and pavers completely dry before installing GATOR XP G2. Follow steps A to D of GATOR XP G2 installation steps for a new paver surface.

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