Goody Goody Liquor Store Pervious Parking Lot Controls Stormwater
Goody Goody Liquor is located in a flood plain below White Rock Lake, making Grasscrete an ideal pervious product to help with storm water management. Their need for an emergency vehicle access area as well as parking stalls was solved with the Grasscrete Stone Filled System. In working with the City, a percent of the site paving was required to be pervious due to the nature of the flood zones.
Grasscrete Stone Filled applications offer maximum percolation rates and a low maintenance option that is both functional and environmentally friendly. Stone filled systems are capable of draining at rates of up to 480 inches per hour with 100% retention of water possible with correct design.
In designing the parking area, some of the stalls were concreted and some of them done with the pervious pavement Grasscrete system. The Grasscrete molded pulp former was used to form the lot, concrete was poured, voids were removed and stone aggregate was filled in the voids to allow for additional drainage. Parking stall lines were added to delineate spaces. Goody Goody wanted the solid walkway added for ADA to be able to push a shopping cart across the parking lot easily if needed. The solid walkway also allows for ease of a smooth transportation of people from the store to an emergency ambulance vehicle.
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Grasscrete Can be Cut to Conform to Your Design
Tagged concrete pavement, Emergency Vehicle Access, grasscrete, Liquor store, pervious pavement, previous parking lot,
Grasscrete can complement the design of structures and walkways, throughout residential and commercial spaces. When your are in need a custom low cost design, Grasscrete Molded Pulp Formers are the answer. One distinct advantage that the Grasscrete Molded Pulp Formers have is that they can be easily cut to conform to irregular shapes, winding pathways, along existing curbs, to best conform to the formwork.
Grasscrete provides a variety of landscape solutions while maintaining a sustainable, “Green” product design. As a cast-in-place, monolithic, pervious concrete pavement that is continuously reinforced to provide superior structural integrity, Grasscrete offers the ability to provide year-round access to a variety of applications without compromising surrounding aesthetics or environment. Grasscrete installation costs are significantly lower, production is increased and environmental concerns are virtually eliminated.
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Grasscrete Emergency Access Road Recommended by Local Fire Department
Tagged Curved Concrete, grasscrete, Grasscrete Design, molded pulp formers, Pervious Concrete,
Grasscrete – Clovis Community Hospital
The Clovis Community Hospital received a much needed emergency vehicle access road. The access road was recommended by the local fire department due to the need to get fire trucks close to an area that is difficult to reach in case of an emergency. The Grasscrete System was selected for the project due to its strength, durability and aesthetically pleasing design and the ability for driveable grass. Grasscrete Molded Pulp Formers were utilized for this project providing sustainability with their 100% recycled content and ability to degrade over time into the sub-soils. The project was completed within one day due to the Molded Pulp Formers ease of use. The day was spent on preparing the area to receive the Grasscrete pervious concrete system, laying the formers with reinforcement and then pouring the concrete. The former tops were removed and the concrete washed down the second day.
Grasscrete constructed with one time use formers is time proven. Because of its structural integrity and continuous reinforcing, Grasscrete is not subject to the differential settlement that can occur with precast blocks and thin plastic products. The Grasscrete Molded Pulp Former System has been engineered and field proven to bear the continuous weight of up to 114,000 pound vehicles along with such customized applications as military tank use or light speed rail track access– even when the sub-base becomes saturated making this ideal for the Hospital Emergency Access road.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
• Structural Cast-In-Place System
• Sustainable By Design
• Very “Green” Product
• Endless Potential Applications
• Exceptional Durability and Strength
• Many Void Fill Options
Post in Concealed Grasscrete, Emergency Vehicle Access, GreenBuild,
Grasscrete is the Right Choice for River Embankments
Tagged driveable grass, grass fire lane, grasscrete, Grasscrete Vehicle Access, Pervious Concrete, sustainble paving,
Did you know that Grasscrete can be installed on a slope adequate for slope protection or river embankments? Being structural and continuously reinforced, it allows for vehicle access to the water or over the system without issues such as rutting that would cause bank destabilization with other products.
Grasscrete can be installed on a slope to control erosion while protecting and vegetating banks for both a functional and visually appealing option.
Capable of installing at a slope of 1:2 (50%), Grasscrete has been flow tested to rates in excess of 26 feet per second. This enables it to be used in exacting locations such as emergency spillways. The same testing process has also shown that when used in water flow Grasscrete is hydraulically efficient. Under heavy flow, long stemmed grass is flattened with the resulting thatch reducing the Mannings ‘n’ value for hydraulic roughness to as low as 0.03. Pre-cast concrete systems require infill panels to create directional changes. These spaces can cause turbulent flow that become a focal point for erosion, Grasscrete by contrast is a continuous slab with no such weakness.
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Tagged Erosion Control, grasscrete, Hydraulically Efficient, Pervious Concrete, river embankments, Slope Protection,