The Silva Cell is a modular suspended pavement system that holds unlimited amounts of lightly compacted soil while supporting traffic loads beneath paving. The healthy soil housed within the Silva Cell serves two important functions: growing large trees and treating stormwater onsite.
The system can be used on almost any type of site, including:
The integration of green utilities like soil, trees and water into our urban areas substantially improves their design sustainability and helps alleviate some of our most pressing ecological challenges – including air and water quality, rising temperatures, flooding and erosion from daily rainfall events. It also meets H-20 loading standards and can be used in site applications of almost any type or size.
To begin using the Silva Cell on your site, visit our Getting Started pages. Select the section that's most applicable to you (Designers, Contractors, or Engineers) for a step-by-step road map on using this product.
For a complete listing of all of our projects, visit our Project Map. And for ongoing information about Silva Cell installations and more, visit our blog.