2/2017 – Terracrete now widely accepted in the market

Terracrete, manufactured locally and internationally by Terraforce licensees, is a versatile eco-surface hard lawn block that is widely accepted and was introduced to the South African market by Terraforce in 2002.

Terracrete is a versatile eco-surface hard lawn block that was introduced to the South African market by Terraforce in 2002

The units can be laid in different patterns and may be used with or without ground anchors for the lining of riverbanks and other areas subjects to soil erosion. The paving of grassed roads and parking areas, as well as the stabilising of steep embankments such as bridge abutments, can be undertaken with these versatile blocks.

Terracrete hard lawn paving planted with Cynodon dactylon grass. (kweek)

Terracrete hard lawn paving planted with Cynodon dactylon grass. (kweek)

Terracrete access road to a private estate, Namibia

Terracrete access road to a private estate, Namibia


Holger Rust, Managing Director, Terraforce, says landscape contractors are finally recognising the many benefits of installing permeable interlocking concrete pavers. “From an aesthetic point of view, they are very versatile,” explains Rust.

Terracrete permeable blocks at a boat storage facility

Terracrete permeable blocks at a boat storage facility

Terracrete eco-surface pavers

Terracrete eco-surface pavers at a nature reserve in South Africa


“A grass driveway, a rustic gravel driveway, or an attractive pattern of pavers can add the finishing touch to a residence or development that is looking to stand out. Permeable grass pavers can add a park-like or pastoral feel to many areas that normally require hard paving.”

Grassed Terracrete blocks for a garden and parking

Grassed Terracrete blocks for a garden and parking

Terracrete blocks for a backyard and driveway

Terracrete blocks for a backyard and driveway


“It is an environmentally friendly alternative to impermeable urban surfaces, as the Terraforce block allows for unrestricted water penetration and can help manage storm water run-off by temporarily storing rainwater runoff before filtering it back – cleaned of impurities – into the soil.  Rainwater that would normally run off into rivers and streams is returned directly into the ground.”

Terracrete hard-lawn blocks used for slope erosion control

Terracrete hard-lawn blocks used for slope erosion control


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