Ecoraster® is an affordable, easy to install alternative for concrete pads ie hot tub pads or shed pads. Ecoraster® is easy to transport into tight spaces such as backyards with minimal access. Ecoraster® can be installed even when the ground is still frozen and provides superior strength that will not crack or shift when the ground cycles through a freeze-thaw. Ecoraster® can be installed by a DIYER easily and successfully. Ecoraster® Bloxx, either filled with concrete pavers or rubber pavers, can also be used in lieu of concrete for such home and garden applications as well as patios and pathways.