The Silva Cell product is designed for use in the urban environment, so integrating Silva Cells and underground utilities is an important topic to us. In a previous post we discussed basic design strategies and construction methods for integrating Silva Cells and utilities. The next question we’re most often asked usually starts something like this:… More
A pre-installation meeting is one of the most important (free) after-sale services that DeepRoot offers. They provide an opportunity for me or another DeepRoot representative to meet with installing contractors prior to the start of their Silva Cell installations to help ensure that they are comfortable with the installation process. These meetings are done online… More
The Silva Cell system was developed with the goal of improving the urban environment by providing a means for trees to have access to the soil volumes they need to thrive, and by which stormwater can be absorbed back into the ground. At issue with integrating green infrastructure and products such as Silva Cells into… More
By Patrick Greeley Now that we’ve seen about 200 Silva Cell projects go in the ground, we’ve learned a thing or two about different ways to go about making these installations a success. Last week we discussed using concrete screws for on-structure sites. Today, we take a look at other innovative ideas we’ve seen along the way.
Securing Silva Cell frames to the sub-base using spikes is part of our standard installation details. It’s an important step because it prevents the Cells from shifting around and maintains even, consistent spacing between frames. If you’re installing Silva Cells on-structure, however, regular spikes won’t work. If there is an area of the site where… More