Interlocking Soil-reinforcement tile as aviation runways system

Current purpose of the tile
The main purpose of the soil-reinforcement tile is to reinforce the soil for light aircraft and create safer landings and take-offs.

Original purpose of the tile
The original purpose of the tile was to provide a stable soil runway area, in remote locations in Africa
that would prevent wild animals to dig holes in the runways with devastating consequences.

The soil-reinforcement tiles can now be used for runways, aprons, heli-pads, taxiways, hard-standings or hangar floors.

Pilots praised the soil-reinforcement tile’s surface: “Take-off and landing runs is shorter and far safer, in comparison to the standard grass runway”.

Ground preparation / Intro
The soil will need some leveling preparation.  The tile can then either be rolled into grass or placed
on-top of a level soil surface and then the grass can be placed on top.

Basic remote location installation
The soil-reinforcement tiles can all be clipped together all at once and placed on soft soil, then either wait for rain (or irrigating the area),
when the mud forms on the surface under the tiles, one can then either compact it into the soil with driving a 4x4 1-ton vehicle
over the area a couple of times (alternatively a roller compactor may be used) as the mud creates a natural suction effect which secures
the position of the tile. In a short period the load bearing capabilities and stability will improve as the tile bonds with the original surface.
Other techniques exist where one can cut the lawn very short and roll the tiles (blade-like edges under the tile) into an existing lawn. 
The technique used will be applicable to the ground, soil and or surface conditions.

This product has been tried and tested in Africa for several years. .



Soil reinforcement

Extended uses
This product can also be used at existing airports, private airfields, game lodges or enhance safety for light aircraft grass runways, not just in remote locations, which will allow for an increased flying season with additional revenue that can be generated.

Main Advantages
Tough durable, all-year round safe & stable surface.
Reach remote places with limited access
Take-off and landing runs is shorter and far safer, in comparison to the standard grass runway
All year round flying season & revenue.
Safer landing surface & less dangerous take-offs
Interlocking tiles prevents tiles from unclipping
Tiles can not rot.
Grass can either grow back through the perforated holes in the tile or be placed over the tile and grow back through the tile
Tiles allow for natural drainage
Installation permission not required from authorities in most countries.
Installation can be done without specialized equipment & skills
The local labour force can install the tiles in a very short period
Most cost effective option when comparing with other methods

1, 000m² = 3, 306 tiles (1 x 40ft container)
Weight per tile +- 1.5kg
Total weight for content inside the container +- 5 tons

Volume based

Shipping – Distribution warehouse
Shipping details FOB, Johannesburg, South Africa

Closest port
Durban, South Africa

Alternative port
Cape Town, South Africa