Grasscrete Can be Cut to Conform to Your Design

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

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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

Grasscrete a Pervious Concrete Alternative Choice for Street Medians

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Did you know that Grasscrete a green pervious concrete is a great alternative choice for street medians? Did you know that Grasscrete can be used in circular patterns or flowing pathways? Grasscrete for street or road medians is a perfect choice when you want to create an environmentally friendly and functional green space or drivable grass area. Medians provide pedestrian refuge, can reduce the scale of the main street, and with added landscaping, make the public space more beautiful. Grasscrete, a pervious concrete, that uses biodegradable formers, does not restrict site lines and provides ease of access for maintenance workers with minimal maintenance requirements.

 

Woodlands College Station Housing Development Project Receives “Green” Fire Lane

Grasscrete - Woodlands of College Station

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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.

With the use of the Molded Pulp Former made from 100% recycled paper products, Grasscrete installation costs are significantly lower, production is increased and environmental concerns are virtually eliminated. In the Woodlands of College Station housing development project, the designer’s at Kimley-Horn & Assoc., Inc. needed to find a functional and sustainable solution to create a fire lane with sidewalks constructed within to provide access between housing units in case of emergency. Needing a system fit to support large trucks and heavy vehicle loads, the solution was obvious–Grasscrete.

Without hesitation, the design team at Kimley-Horn contacted Texas Bomanite out of Dallas, TX and after passing a city required “Fire Truck Load Test”, the 30,000 sq. ft. Grasscrete project was underway with the economical and evident environmentally-friendly benefits of the Molded Pulp Formers. The Molded Pulp Former can be walked on by workmen and can even bear the weight of wheeled concrete, thus increasing productivity. Bound by only simple starch, the formers are easily broken down with pressurized water and the voids are opened with a simple “punch-type” tool. The 27’ fire lane with 12” solid borders striped with fire lane markings was installed with a 3000 PSI pea gravel concrete mix with Superplaticizer. The concrete was placed at a 6” slump using a pump-truck for several pours. With a 6” crushed stone base specified by the Engineer on the project, the Grasscrete System was reinforced with #3 rebar on 16” centers. The concealed system made to be seeded with 1.5” of topsoil or grass also encompassed sidewalks raised to 1.5” above the installed system; all enclosed by a picture frame border. Numerous valves, meter boxes and manholes were located within the fire lane and were adjusted to grade as well. With the installation going off without a hitch, the Grasscrete application proved to be exactly the high quality, cost-effective and sustainable solution that the project designer’s were looking for.