When using TTE® as root protection you can save on use of cost-intensive tree disks or root bridges. It protects the roots and the plant substrate or the substrate permanently from pressure and compaction. The root system can develop uninhibited using the TTE® system. The open TTE® covering layer ensures good ventilation and supply of water to the root area. Exchange of gases in the ground form the essential criterion for a vital plant. Using the innovative TTE® construction concept the breathability in the root area under difficult conditions in a populated area, particularly from loading from vehicle traffic, can be improved significantly.
800 x 400 x 60 mm, ca. 8.6 kg (ca.27 kg/m²)
Web thickness: 14 / 15 m
- root protection for trees in the area and new plantings
- replaces costly tree disks and root bridges
- the strong load distribution of the TTE® construction principle allows building upon root areas
- unlimited root zone and free root growth
- optimal ground conditions (a high breathability and seepage capability)
- no base course layer required
- can be greened or covered with TTE® paving (continuous covering through to the trunk area)
- a tree location which can be built on for paving stones and slab coverings or mineral mulching
Integrate tree plantations in a space-saving way without loss of areas for separate plant areas into the TTE® surface reinforcement, or use the TTE® as a cost-effective and multi-faceted alternative to tree disks. Through use of the TTE® construction concept (as a covering layer or a load bearing structure for other surface coverings) tree locations which can be built upon can be realised with sustainable flatness. Improved conditions are created at the same time in the root area due to the strongly reduced requirements upon the load bearing capacity. The load carrying tree substrate is less compacted whereby larger pore volumes are secured for gas exchange and water storage. The TTE® covering layer is highly breathable and fully water permeable, which is why additional ventilation systems are not necessary.
Old trees in the area possess an identity-conferring, aesthetic and, in particular, ecological value which cannot usually be replaced. The TTE® construction concept offers an innovative solution, involving low effort and expense, to protect and also to build on the root area of trees in the area in a conserving matter, contrary to the effect of using root bridges. The high area wide load distribution function of the TTE® system ensures that the pressure created by traffic is reduced to a minimum. Impairment of the root system and any post-compaction of the root area is prevented in this way. Intervention into the root area, as is necessary for conventional root bridges to create point foundations, is not necessary. Reinforcements can be realised using a very low structural height. The TTE® construction element also serves as a load bearing structure which can be built upon for continuous paving stone/slab coverings or ballast surfaces.
TTE® can also be used as a load bearing structure for tree locations which can be built upon. Thus cost-effective load carrying mulchings or continuous paving stone/slab coverings and water-bound coverings can be realised up to the trunk area. Ventilation and watering systems are to be integrated in if necessary dependent on the breathability and seepage capability of the covering layer.