Soil reinforcement Steel grid / geotextile
Facing finishes Vegetated
 
 
 

The Rootlok vegetated wall system consists of two primary elements - a bag and a plate - that combine to form a solid yet flexible structure. The plate joins the gap between the bags and locks each one into position to form a solid structure.

The engineered system is designed to provide a permanent soft solution for green walls and retaining structures, delivering long-term erosion control, whilst creating sustainable and environmentally-enhancing schemes.

Key features

Rootlok bag

  • Permeable needle-punched, non-woven geotextile, heat-bonded on all sides to maintain shape when filled.
  • Fabric acts as filtration system, permitting moisture and plant roots free movement whilst retaining soil particles.
  • UV-stabilised, ensuring the bags do not rot.

Rootlok plate

  • Injection-moulded, talc-filled polypropylene.
  • UK-sourced recycled material.
  • Resistant to naturally found alkalis and acids within the ground.

Bag fill material

  • Engineered blend of soils, compost and sands creates a free-draining system.
  • Sufficient nutrients to gain a sustainable green finish and support the growth of vegetation.
  • For water applications, bags are filled with clean fine gravels up to the required level.

Vegetation

The modular design of the system allows every Rootlok structure to grow and support many types of vegetation. It takes about three methods to vegetate the structure: seeding the geotextile bags, hydroseeding, and inserting live plants.

Installation

The Rootlok system can be used to build walls from as small as 0.42m up to 10m or higher. There are numerous construction methods dependant on the wall type and height, loadings and other specific site conditions.


The Rootlok vegetated wall system consists of two primary elements - a bag and a plate - that combine to form a solid yet flexible structure. The plate joins the gap between the bags and locks each one into position to form a solid structure.

The engineered system is designed to provide a permanent soft solution for green walls and retaining structures, delivering long-term erosion control, whilst creating sustainable and environmentally-enhancing schemes.

Key features

Rootlok bag

  • Permeable needle-punched, non-woven geotextile, heat-bonded on all sides to maintain shape when filled.
  • Fabric acts as filtration system, permitting moisture and plant roots free movement whilst retaining soil particles.
  • UV-stabilised, ensuring the bags do not rot.

Rootlok plate

  • Injection-moulded, talc-filled polypropylene.
  • UK-sourced recycled material.
  • Resistant to naturally found alkalis and acids within the ground.

Bag fill material

  • Engineered blend of soils, compost and sands creates a free-draining system.
  • Sufficient nutrients to gain a sustainable green finish and support the growth of vegetation.
  • For water applications, bags are filled with clean fine gravels up to the required level.

Vegetation

The modular design of the system allows every Rootlok structure to grow and support many types of vegetation. It takes about three methods to vegetate the structure: seeding the geotextile bags, hydroseeding, and inserting live plants.

Installation

The Rootlok system can be used to build walls from as small as 0.42m up to 10m or higher. There are numerous construction methods dependant on the wall type and height, loadings and other specific site conditions.


Interested in this product?
Call 01543 224800
OR
 
 
 
Enquire
 


Related entries

  • Rootlok: Rootlok vegetated wall for watercourse flood defence
    Rootlok vegetated wall for watercourse flood defence
    Rootlok
    A narrow watercourse corridor in a public park in Harrow required flood defences as it was difficult to maintain. It was prone to flooding, and experienced blockages of a trash screen and bypass channel. Harrow Council...
  • Rootlok: Rootlok system stabilises and repairs river bank
    Rootlok system stabilises and repairs river bank
    Rootlok
    High Peak Borough Council, along with flood consultants RAB, identified four sites along Warm Brook in Derbshire that had been subject to significant erosion. Existing systems installed to protect the banks were also...
  • Rootlok: Concrete outfall replaced with Rootlok vegetated wall
    Concrete outfall replaced with Rootlok vegetated wall
    Rootlok
    A green solution was required on the River Itchen in Bishop Sutton when a redundant concrete outfall had to be decommissioned. The Environment Agency initially planned to infill the concrete channel leading to the stream and...
  • Rootlok: Rootlok vegetated walls for erosion control on slopes
    Rootlok vegetated walls for erosion control on slopes
    Rootlok
    A Rootlok vegetated wall system was chosen by Mouchel as an environmentally-friendly alternative to a gabion wall system to provide erosion control at a new warehouse site on Kings Business Park, Knowsley
  • Rootlok: Rootlok creates sustainable headwall for wetlands
    Rootlok creates sustainable headwall for wetlands
    Rootlok
    Rootlok was used by Enfield Council to construct a new headwall in the Firs Farm Wetlands Flood Alleviation Scheme, in order to provide erosion and flood protection to a large pipe outlet.
  • Rootlok: Rootlok system for vegetated retaining wall on footway
    Rootlok system for vegetated retaining wall on footway
    Rootlok
    Powys County Council used a Rootlok vegetated wall system to construct a retaining wall and provide protection to a new footway where a new road had severed pedestrian links between hamlets on Builth Road and Cwmbach in Wales
  • Rootlok: Rootlok for awkward embankment stabilisation
    Rootlok for awkward embankment stabilisation
    Rootlok
    GeoGrow was asked by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to advise on a suitable solution for a slope stabilisation project. Due to continuous erosion, the Council was concerned that the failing embankment would slip into...

Also by Rootlok

Rootlok address and contact details

GeoGrow Ltd
Suite 6
Tradmark House
Hyssop Close
Cannock
WS11 7XA
Tel: 01543 224800
View on map
 
Follow Rootlok
 
Not found what you're looking for? View other options

Ask Rootlok about

Rootlok vegetated wall system