The perfect drainage product for any gardening or landscaping project. 25 to 7mm graded scoria is a lightweight but very strong aggregate which is perfect for use in draining gardens and lawns and in the Auckland region as a popular choice of backfill behind retaining walls and perforated pipes. Can also be used for decorative purposes.
Size: Screened through a 25mm down to 7mm screen and as such contains no fines.
Source: Naturally sourced within New Zealand’s North Island
Originally, scoria was used as a raw material for roading and building projects, however nowadays it is used predominantly as a drainage medium. Naturally sourced, scoria is a volcanic rock which is highly water resistant and thus is perfect as a water displacement medium. This is what makes it ideal as it effectively forces water away from the area and either guides the water back into the soil for nutrients or out and away from the plant roots. Screened at 25mm down to 7mm, it is typically a rich red colour with brown tones, however as it is naturally mined, this colour can vary from different shades of red and tones of brown. If you’re using it for decorative purposes please enquire before ordering. This product is perfect for the base of planter boxes that are close to the house, to assist water runoff, help prevent moisture buildup and damage to the outside of the house.
When using this product behind retaining walls, the use of a perforated plastic drainage pipe underneath the placed product will assist with the displacement of water.
Its outer appearance is quite sharp with jagged edges and it is very porous – quite similar to pumice. For this reason, it is very light in comparison to other types of gravel. In gardening applications, it is best used as a base beneath soils in planter boxes and pots as, like mentioned above, it helps maintain a healthy flow of moisture through the soil. It can also be used as a decorative feature in the garden however, and can provide tones of colour to the yard. This product can also be used in low-lying wet areas for developing pathways. However we advise using a finer graded product, such as an All Passing 7mm grade (AP7) for this purpose.
- Natural water repellent. It helps to regulate the flow of water through pot plants and planter boxes, ensuring efficient drainage.
- Formed across centuries by rapid cooling of lava, it is a natural product and thus promotes heavy and rapid drainage.
- Although light, it is immensely robust and therefore can support a solid amount of weight when placed in or behind retaining walls or raised planters.
Although not as heavy as other gravel products, it is still solid and robust and appropriate footwear is recommended as the product can be quite sharp from the natural formation and mining processes.
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- Delivery is available free throughout our metropolitan Auckland delivery zones. .
- Within Auckland, this typically means South to Pukekohe, North to Albany, West to Titirangi and East to Bucklands Beach. If you’re unsure, upon entering our website the address popup will advise you if there are any additional costs to your nominated address.
- DELIVERY CONDITIONS: Our deliveries are made by truck mounted moffat/forklift machine for bulk bag orders. We recommend you measure the narrowest point of your access and advise us of this measurement. We require a minimum width of 2.7 meters to access your property. These deliveries cannot be made into garages/carports, over fences, on steep hills/slopes or where low power lines or over hanging trees are in place. We cannot drive on or over soft grass or ground as the forklift will likely damage the area or get stuck (this includes lawns or driveway mowing strips). The forklift has a triangular wheel set up under the forklift with 3 wheel points, for maneuverability. If you are unsure if delivery is possible, please contact us and we will do our best to advise you. Please email us if you would like a quote for hiab delivery (should you require over fence access). All cubic metre, half metre and quarter metre bags, once emptied, are to be returned to us. We will collect and recycled for free, they must still be in a re-useable condition or a $20 per bag fee may be applicable. Please note: Truck mounted forklifts are specialised machines, needing specific conditions to successfully deliver. Whilst Cubag and the delivery drivers will take all care and effort to make sure orders are delivered as per your delivery instructions, we are unable to guarantee exact placement. Should the driver deem your products be unable to be delivered in the location you requested, the driver will unload in the next possible, safest spot at his sole discretion. We will attempt to contact you while the truck is onsite should this occur, please ensure you are contactable by the phone number supplied on delivery day. If the truck mounted forklift is unable to access a property, delivery is refused or the order cannot be delivered onsite, a delivery fee of $40.00 per bag with a minimum fee of $100.00 for orders placed using our free delivery will be charged, or any delivery charges you have paid will be non-refundable, re-delivery will incur additional delivery fees. These fees will be deducted from your refund.
- Additionally, if site access is tricky we offer we also offer hiab truck mounted cranes for difficult access jobs. Additional delivery costs apply for crane services which at your request are automatically added to your cart upon checkout.
- Handy Bags (carry-able bags): a minimum order quantity of 10 applies. Quantities of up to 10 bags can be hand lifted and delivered (unless requested otherwise) and any order quantities of 10 or more are supplied on a recyclable pallet. We will then collect the pallets upon completion of your job so that we can re-use and recycle them.
- For Ponga Logs & Railway Sleepers, all products are either hand delivered, crane delivered (extra charges apply) or in some circumstances, when safe, tipped of the back of a tipper truck.
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