Artificial grass between concrete slabs.
Synthetic turf ribbons is definitely a trend, especially with the new code that requires to place gap between concrete slabs. Before, installation of artificial grass between concrete slabs required an incredible amount of labor and lots of material. But we figured out a way to cut cost in more than half, improve durability of installation, and overcome complications to fix artificial grass in cases when concrete was poured beyond the borders (pretty often case actually).
So you can now install grass between concrete slabs starting at $10 per linear foot. Amazing!
First, let’s see what was the old method:
With the old method, installers had to compact the area, grade it, cover with weed barrier, and then nail artificial grass every 2-3 inches. To minimize gluing seams and continue the same direction, grass was cut from a large piece with lots of waste. A single stripe of 1 feet required at least 20 nails to secure the piece properly. Yet, often if concrete slab was poured outside the borders, nailing grass was almost impossible.
That is why, you often see such installations falling apart and costing thousands for a few stripes.
We have changed that. Here is how:
Instead of nailing the grass, we staple the grass to the frame. The frame is embedded into compacted soil and provides a more durable, better graded surface. Frame is deeply rooted into the ground and can hold much more pressure. Driveway – totally fine. Artificial grass is stapled to the frame and now can be tucked into the sides securely.
This process is so much more efficient. It excludes nails, seaming, gluing, and allows to cut grass precisely as you need it, minimizing waste. Tucking the grass creates a truly natural look that lasts for many many years. With this method you can tuck the grass in.
It works so well for our clients, that we can offer a price starting at $10 per linear ft. on select grasses.