Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Case Study: TENAX GP-Flex at Castle Hill Cider

Below is a case study about the installation of TENAX's GP-Flex Ground Protection Solution at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA.
Castle Hill Cider
6065 Turkey Sag Road
Keswick, VA 22947

Castle Hill was the home of Colonel Thomas Walker, guardian and mentor to Thomas Jefferson. Today, Castle Hill reclaims its glory as a cidery and premiere venue for weddings and special events in Virginia.

PRODUCT Tenax GP-Flex 1800
GP-Flex® has been tested for slip resistance to BS 7976-2 and when tested alongside other slip resistant grass protection meshes, GP-Flex® showed an improvement of over 33% in comparison.
GP-Flex® is manufactured using a unique method of extrusion (patent pending), enabling the incorporation of a slip resistant surface. In addition, by re-designing the profile, TENAX has made the mesh more flexible, enabling quicker installation.
Castle Hill Cider recently built a brand new cidery on site! Though this was a wonderful addition, the site was now left with insufficient parking for the increase of visitors to this cidery and tasting room nearby.

After discovering the GPFlex 1800 technology, the cidery purchased 36 rolls from their local distributor, Benner’s Gardens. Their resourceful staff was able to efficiently install the rolls with a minimal amount of tools required.

As a result, Castle Hill Cider was able to add 15,919.2 square feet (just over 1/3 of an acre) of permanent visitor parking for their new cidery and tasting room.
GP-Flex enabling the addition of visitor parking
·         Temporary car parks
·         Temporary wheel chair access (ADA compliant)
·         Temporary access by pedestrians over muddy areas
·         Temporary roadways for cars
·         Outdoor events, shows, exhibitions and concerts
·         Suitable for occasional use as access routes for fire engines and refuse trucks

GP-Flex Technical Specifications
Material     Polyethylene & EVA (foam)
Color          Bi-Color: green & brown / UV Stabilized
Weight        1800 g/m²
Thickness    13 mm
MD Tensile strength      788 lbs. / ft.
MD Yield point elongation   20%
Residual thickness at 70psi  55%
Roll size   6.7’ x 65.0’
Roll weight   159 lbs

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