GravelGuard Ground reinforcement tile for gravel stabilisation

Manufactured from polypropylene, ACO GravelGuard stabilises gravel for pedestrian and vehicle access making the system ideal for driveways, paths and shed bases. 

The incorporated geo-textile helps to reduce weed growth and speeds up installation.

Correctly installed, ACO GravelGuard is suitable for loads up to 300 tonnes per square metre when filled, more than enough for its applications.

The ACO GravelGuard is designed to be installed with gravel 3-16mm in diameter, thanks to its large 47mm mm diameter honeycomb modules.

The large tile size is 1176 x 1535 mm, which means one tile is 1.8 m², 10 m² can be covered with 5.6 tiles, or a pallet of 17 tiles will cover 30.68 m².

The ACO GravelGuard is available in two options: GravelGuard White (281093) and GravelGuard Grey Eco (281095). The Grey Eco tile is made from 100% recycled polypropylene.


  • Product design ensures easy handling and installation
  • Incorporated geotextle for reduced weed growth
  • Offers unimpeded flow to surface water
  • Manufactured from 100% polypropylene
  • Extra-large mats (1176 x 1535 mm) for quick and easy installation
  • Using the ground stabilising points incorporated within the tile, they can be pinned down, making it suitable for gradients up to 10% (24 pins needed per tile) 12 pins needed per tile for up to 5% gradient


  • Robust system for loads up to 300tm/2 when filled
  • Tiles can be easily cut to shape for irregular edging
  • Lightweight product design
  • Up to 24 anchor points per tile
  • Manufactured by ACO in Germany

Recommended Applications

  • Driveways
  • Paths
  • Shed Bases

Not Recommended Applications

  • Threshold Drainage

New addition to the range

New GravelGuard grey eco option

ACO has just added a second GravelGuard to its range, with all the same features as the GravelGuard white (281093). The new tile GravelGuard eco grey(281095) however is made from 100% recycled polypropylene and comes in an off-white grey colour.

Why offer the Grey Eco option?

ACO talked with Ulli Becker instagram home design inflencuer about the need for a gravel stabilisation tile around her home and how the ACO GravelGuard Grey Eco option worked for her. 

“Outside we want it to be very natural.”

Ulli says she opted for a natural garden for her modern house. A highlight is the terrace, which is not made of paving stones or tiles, but consists of an loose gravel surface: “At first we didn't have a honeycomb under the gravel. That didn't work for us as it feels like walking through the soft sand on the beach. With the honeycomb it is now much more stable and everything doesn't slide away any more. "

With more and more home owners seeing the value of the outdoors and even more conscious on how their actions can affect the environment around them, a porous solution like the ACO GravelGuard, can help allow water on site to soak into the ground, rather than being sent off into the sewers. At the same time being made from 100% recycled content is helping preserve natural resources.

ACO GravelGuard key features

ACO GravelGuard honeycomb shape

The ACO GravelGuard 47mm diameter size, means it can accomodate a wide range of different stones and gravels. From 3 - 16mm diameter. 

ACO GravelGuard ground stabilising points

Using the ACO ground stabilising points incorporated within the tile, the tiles can be pinned down, making it suitable for gradients up to 10% (24 pins needed per tile) 12 pins needed per tile for up to 5% gradient

For pins we recommend ACO part number 81073 - ACO 180 mm steel nails.

ACO GravelGuard membrane

The incorporated attached and branded ACO geotextile or membrane is also made from polypropelen and easy to cut to shape. 

By having this weed membrane attached under the honeycomb GravelGuard tiles it speeds up installation, by not having to install a seperate membrane. Thanks to this membrane it is difficult for weeds to take root in the gravel and the result is a permanently beautiful and very easy to maintain surface.

ACO GravelGrid product and installation images

Featured downloads

GravelGuard Datasheet

Datasheet for ACO GravelGuard

GravelGuard Grey Eco Datasheet

GravelGuard Grey Eco

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