Trailflex, the highly flexible porous paving system from Langford Direct Ltd., has recently been specified at Heysham Golf Course to improve safety for its members.
The Lancashire golf club worked with Langford Direct Ltd. to apply the material to an extremely steep embankment leading to the club's driving range, which is regularly used by its members on a daily basis.
Created using recycled car tyres, Trailflex proved to be the ideal solution for the golf club's requirements to stabilise a steep pathway, adding extra grip for pedestrians and golf trolleys.
Golf Course Manager, David Hutchinson, commented, "The main pathway leading to the driving range is set on a very steep slope and can be very slippery and unstable, especially when wet. Trailflex was the most suitable material to prevent this as the rubber surface creates a sturdy and comfortable surface to walk on.
"It was important to us that the material was of a specific thickness to stabilise the ground, and improve the grip of the surface for our members, especially those with golf trolleys. Having this new surface has made the walkway much safer and more stable and I would definitely recommend Trailflex for any new scheme whatever the requirements."
Trailflex has proved to be an ideal paving solution for a wide range of public applications due to its highly porous and flexible qualities. The rubber and stone mix material is intelligently designed to flex to 90° without damaging the performance or appearance of the surface and is particularly suitable for applications to public footpaths, cycle routes and car parks where tree root intrusion is present. Trailflex will simply adapt to the contours of the terrain and will flex to allow the movement of the roots in search of moisture, whilst maintaining a solid and attractive surface.
The porous material is also fully SUDS compliant with the ability to accept up to 50,000 litres of water per square metre per hour. As a result, Trailflex guarantees the fast and efficient drainage of rainwater, to prevent excessive surface water build up. The Trailflex system has full 360° attenuation, providing storm water management that allows rainwater to percolate naturally back to the water table to recharge ground water levels. The tight rubber and stone mix used to create Trailflex requires virtually no maintenance and is clog free to ensure the drainage system remains fully efficient.
Trailflex is a one-part cold pour system and can be laid extremely quickly on new or existing landscapes using minimal equipment. This is particularly beneficial for sites that prohibit heavy machinery or must preserve the original terrain. Once applied surfaces and areas can be reopened and used within 16 hours to keep public and business disruptions to a minimum.