What is RootGard 

RootGard Root Barriers are versatile and made of extremely tough polyethylene to protect hardscapes and landscapes from damage by tree roots. When used around building foundations, RootGard™ also prevents root intrusion.

RootGard reduces maintenance costs and damage caused by root intrusion and may be installed for both new and established planting.

RootGard can be installed both in linear and circular style planting.

  • Building Foundations
  • Sidewalks
  • Curbs
  • Treepits
  • Patios
  • Flexible and suitable for use in irregular or difficult locations
  • Manufactured from high quality lightweight polyethylene material
  • Available in a range of depth and length configurations to fit all planning applications
  • Cut edges can be easily joined using adhesive
  • Simple and easy installation
  • Resistant to biological attack and a wide range of soil borne chemicals
Depth300, 600, 1000, 1500 mm
Thickness1.25 ± 0.05 mm
Break Strength
Machine Direction2600 t/m2 (ASTM D638)
Transverse Direction2700 t/m2 (ASTM D638)
Break Elongation
Machine Direction600% (ASTM D638)
Transverse Direction700% (ASTM D638)
Tear Strength
Machine Direction14 kgf (ASTM D1004)
Transverse Direction15 kgf (ASTM D1004)
Puncture Strength36.5 kgf (ASTM D4833)
Hydrostatic Resistance200 t/m2 (ASTM D751-A)
Multi-Axial Tensile Stress 1600 t/m2 (ASTM D5617-A)
Elongation @Rupture20.8% (ASTM D5617-A)