Organic-Lock™ stabilized surfaces offer significantly improved resistance to erosion over unstabilized surfaces. When activated by water, Organic-Lock™ forms an adhesive gel that bonds aggregate particles together while still allowing water to permeate through to the ground below. Organic-Lock™ is particularly effective on sloped surfaces where pathways and other surfaces are most prone to washouts and rutting due to fast-moving water.
Organic-Lock™ swells into a gel when it comes in contact with water. When it dries, this gel grips onto the particles of stone and dust and locks them in place which helps prevent dust from blowing away in the wind or being kicked up by traffic.
Maintenance is easy. The material can be re-worked by adding water first (which reactivates the Organic-Lock™ gel allowing for physical manipulation), followed by scarification and re-compaction.
Our environmentally friendly Organic-Lock™ binder is the strongest organic binder on the market today. Organic-Lock™is made from 100% naturally occurring materials.
On contact with water, Organic-Lock™ creates a gel that binds the aggregate particles together and allows excess water to pass directly through to the groundwater table.
The large aggregate particles will chip off on the surface to create a loose, natural-looking, surface texture. Organic-Lock™ offers that sought-after calming, natural aesthetic of aggregate surfaces, while still maintaining the stability associated with non-aggregate surfaces.
When installed to specifications, Organic-Lock™ blended aggregates qualify them as wheelchair accessible and Organic-Lock™ meets the maneuverability performance requirements of ASTM F 1951-09b.
Unlike alternative products that use a chemical reaction to stabilize surfaces and are prone to cracking, Organic-Lock™ blended aggregate surfaces remain completely flexible and able to withstand thermal movement or settlement of the sub-base materials. In conditions where cracking does occur, rainwater reactivates the Organic-Lock™ allowing the surface to self-heal and naturally fill any cracks making it a very low maintenance pathway stabilizer option.
Installation Tips and Recommendations
Please see the Organic-Lock™ installation page.