Aeration & Decompaction

Using a VertiQuake rotary decompactor or solid tiner helps eliminate soil compaction and stale, anaerobic conditions - the primary cause of poor root systems, soil waterlogging and surface deterioration.

We also use a Charterhouse Redexim 7416 Verti-drain and this can be operated to a maximum depth of 14 inches, with soil heave adjusted according to conditions and the amount of "lift" desired. Hole spacing can be varied too, depending on the type of problem to be overcome.

The VertiQuake has proven to be a very effective de-compactor and aerator, particularly in drier and harder soil conditions. The machine has a series of curved blades attached to a rotor in banks of 3. As the rotor rotates these blades enter the soil on a staggered pattern and sequence. As the soil is pushed sideway by the 15mm wide blade, it cracks and fissures form within the body of the soil. Surface levels are retained so that play can resume immediately.