Gator Base Paver Stone Base

Gator Base Paver Stone Base

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Gator Base is environmentally friendly, engineered to return water to the native soil due to the evacuation channels incorporated in the gator base. It will never leach chemicals or degrade in the native soil for over 100 years. One Gator Base panel is equivalent to 6˝ of crushed stone. The inter-locking panels distribute all dynamic loads to a very wide area practically eliminating any pressure on the ground.

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Gator Base® Mechanical Resistance

Alliance Designer Products Inc. has introduced to the market a revolutionary technology that will save time, labor and money when installing concrete pavers and natural stones.

With the new Gator Base® panel, you can save 6 inches of extra excavation, long hours for installation and the transportation of tons of aggregate.
This technology exhibits the polypropylene memory characteristics and allows the material to retain its original shape. Alliance Designer Products Inc. is now using this technology in their Gator Base® panel for the hardscaping industry.

An exhaustive and serious evaluation was made in collaboration with the Université du Québec’s engineering institute (ETS), in the laboratory of their Pavements and bituminous materials department, in order to characterize compare the Gator Base® panels to a traditional method of paving stone installation with aggregate.

Gator Base® Thermal Insulation

Since the Gator Base® panels have a high thermal resistance (it would take nearly 15.7 inches of 0-3/4” dry stone, compacted to a porosity of 20% to equal the insulation provided by a single layer of Gator Base® panels), it can be assumed that there would be better frost protection with the Gator Base® than with the usual additional 6-inch aggregate base. In this case, similar movement for both of these systems would be observed after freeze-thaw cycles. The system with the Gator Base® panels works best for patios and walking paths made with concrete pavers. The subgrade soil should be compacted to at least 95% of the modified Proctor density; a geotextile fabric is needed on top of the subgrade and bedding sand should be used to ensure a smooth and uniform surface.

Gator Base® Drainage Features

The results obtained during the “Bench test” study on a concrete paver system with a granular base (standard 6 inches of aggregate), versus the Gator Base® panel as a base are very interesting. The main reason for using gravel aggregate (crushed gravel) in the traditional method is to allow for water drainage, which prevents frost from heaving your pavers. For proper drainage, each Gator Base® panel is equipped with channels for water evacuation along a 1 degree slope as well as 5 drainage holes per 16 sq. in. Also, every Gator Base® panel (1.32 lbs) will replace 288 lbs of compacted aggregate. When using Gator Maxx Polymeric Sand, water will run off the paved surface if a minimum of 1° slope is respected.

University Report

Conclusions from results obtained by ÉTS* when comparing Gator Base system versus traditional granular base system.

• Gator Base can replace a traditional granular base.
• Gator Base is equivalent to a traditional granular base under static and dynamic loads.
• There would be much better frost protection with Gator Base system.
*École de technologie supérieure (or ÉTS) is part of the Université de Québec.

Gator Base Unit

Gator Base Paver Stone Base 24″ x 36″ x 3/4″ (5.79 Square feet)

  • Equivalent to 288 lbs (130 kg) of crushed stone
  • Replaces 6 in (15 cm) of compacted crushed stone
  • Evacuates water through the channel
  • Manufactured using lightweight high-density polypropylene
  • Environment-friendly and 100% recyclable
  • Extremely durable, will not degrade in the ground
  • Designed with LOCK-N-GO tongue and groove system
  • Gator Base Insulation has an R-Value of 3.6 (per inch thickness)
  • Will significantly reduce the number of freeze and thaw cycles

Final dimensions at installation:

23.5 in x 35.5 in = 5.79 sq ft, ¾ in thick, weight = 1.32 lbs each
59.7 cm x 90.2 cm = 0.54 sq m, 19 mm thick, weight = 0.6 kg each


10 units per pack
12 packs per pallet
120 units per pallet

How to Install Gator Base for Paver Installations

Evolution in Base Technology
Save Time, Save Labor

  • For pedestrian use only
  • Save 5 in. (13 cm.) of extra excavation
  • Save 5 in. (13 cm.) of compacted crushed stone
  • Save cost of truck and driver on the road
  • Avoid costly dumping fees
  • Save wear and tear on machinery
  • Save labor costs
  • Reduce overall installation time
  • Increase profit
  • Equivalent to 240 lbs. (108.8 kg.) of crushed stone
  • Replaces 5 in. (13 cm.) of compacted crushed stone
  • Evacuates water through the channel
  • Manufactured using lightweight high-density polypropylene
  • Environment-friendly and 100% recyclable
  • Extremely durable, will not degrade in the ground
  • Designed with a tongue and groove system

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