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 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

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

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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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Receives Grasscrete Access Road

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The Design-Build team for the memorial to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. consisted of McKissack and McKissack, Turner Construction, Tompkins Builders and Gilford Corporation known as (MTTG). The site is adjacent to the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial on the Tidal Basin and in a direct line between the Lincoln Memorial, where Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, and the Jefferson Memorial, symbol of liberty and democracy.

The memorial honors Dr. King’s contributions to world peace through non-violent social change. Natural elements such as water, stone, and trees underscore the themes of justice, democracy, and hope. Quotes from Dr. King’s sermons and speeches capture the essence of his message in the commanding tenants of the American Dream – Freedom, Democracy, and Opportunity for All. The centerpiece of the Memorial, the “Stone of Hope”, features a 30-foot likeness of Dr. King.

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Grasscrete was installed and is used for access to the back of the auxiliary building which houses the Martin Luther King Jr. bookstore, restrooms and a ranger station. The area is approx 2,000 square feet with the voids being planted with grass. The Grasscrete pour used a Buff Integral Color to provide a cohesiveness to the surroundings. The Grasscrete installation minimizes the non-pervious surfaces and includes a letdown between the sidewalk and street to allow daily access for the Park Ranger and maintenance vehicles. Detailed infomation regarding the memorial can be found at http://www.mlkmemorial.org
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