SILVA CELL 2 OVERVIEW

The Silva Cell is a modular suspended pavement system that uses soil volumes to support large tree growth and provide powerful on-site stormwater management through absorption, evapotranspiration, and interception.

The Silva Cell 2 is composed of a base, posts, and a deck. Each unit is 48" (1200 mm) long x 24" (600 mm) wide. The assembled cells, which transfer paving loads vertically downward to a compacted sub-base through the posts, are available in three heights: 1x (16.7"/424 mm), 2x (30.9"/784 mm), and 3x (43"/1092 mm).

  • Loading: When used with our standard paving profiles, supports vehicle loading in excess of 32,000 lbs (14,500 kg) per axle, which allows use in areas that accommodate 3 - 4 axle vehicles such as those used for emergency, delivery, and maintenance. Generally meets AASHTO H/HS-20 (USA) CSA-S6, 87.5 and OBC 54KN (Canada), and BS EN 1991-1-1:2002 BS EN 1991-1-2:2003 (UK) loading standards. Loading capacity can be increased or decreased by adjustments to the pavement section

  • Utilities/Services: Maximum 14" (355 mm) apertures easily accommodate new or existing utilities
  • Stormwater in/out: Totally open interior allows for easy movement of water into and out of the system
  • Flexibility: Independent units allow maximum flexibility around existing or planned site considerations
  • Root-friendly: Vertically and horizontally contiguous soil ideal for spread of tree roots

A 1x Silva Cell contains approx. 10 ft3 (.28 m3) of space for soil and approx. 2 ft3 (.05 m3) for stormwater storage.
A 2x Silva Cell contains approx. 20 ft3 (.56 m3) of space for soil and approx. 4 ft3 (.10 m3) for stormwater storage.
A 3x Silva Cell contains approx. 30 ft3 (.84 m3) of space for soil and approx. 6 ft3 (.15 m3) for stormwater storage.

MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS
Deck: fiberglass reinforced, chemically-coupled, impact modified polypropylene
Base and post:homopolymer polypropylene

GETTING STARTED

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APPLICATIONS

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.

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ENGINEERING

The Silva Cell is a rigorously engineered product that has undergone extensive FEA, lab, and field testing. And with over 800 installations in ten different countries, we're confident that we've seen every construction scenario out there.

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CASE STUDIES

The Silva Cell can be used in a wide variety of tree and stormwater management projects and has been installed across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. For a comprehensive list, please visit our complete map of Silva Cell installations worldwide.

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RESOURCES

We've developed a comprehensive offering of Silva Cell specficiations, standard details and specifications, installation and design guidelines, and supporting documents. If you don't find what you are looking for here please give us a call at (415) 781-9700 and we'll try to supply it.

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PRICE

Each Silva Cell installation is unique to existing site requirements. Costs will vary based on characteristics of the site, the quantity of frames and decks required for the project, the tree size and stormwater treatment goals, and the design objectives.

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FAQs

Questions about Silva Cell? Read answers to some of the most common inquiries.

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INSTALLATION MAP

Silva Cells have been installed all over the world, and we're putting more projects in the ground each week. Use this map to find a project near you (or anywhere else!).

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WHERE TO BUY

To find out more about using the Silva Cell 2 on new projects, or transferring existing projects using Silva Cell 1 over to Silva Cell 2, please contact us:

For projects in the United States, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 415-781-9700.
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For projects in the United Kingdom, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 207 969 2739.
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SILVA CELL 1

Looking for the original Silva Cell? Click the "Read More" button below for access to details, specifications, and more.

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