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 is the Right Choice for River Embankments

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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.

 

Grasscrete Molded Pulp Former a Sustainable Building Product

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Grasscrete Molded Pulp Former

Grasscrete Molded Pulp Formers are made from recycled newsprint and various other clean paper byproducts such as post industrial roll ends and post consumer circulated print, even candy bar wrappers!These biodegradable formers make Grasscrete a highly sustainable product with a very low life-cycle cost and the ability to be completely recycled and used in a future project.

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Grasscrete Molded Pulp Former created from recycled candy bar wrappers

Utilizing pervious concrete products such as Grasscrete improves the environment through waste water management, minimization of heat island effect and various other detrimental issues associated with non-porous paving surfaces. Additionally, Grasscrete allows for continuous vehicular traffic such as a parking lot while supporting vegetation such as grass or ground cover varietals. Aesthetically pleasing while responsibly sustainable makes Grasscrete an excellent choice for many pervious concrete application.

JP Morgan Chase Bank Eco-Friendly Parking Lot

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JP Morgan Chase Bank Eco-Friendly Parking Lot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approximately 130,000 square feet of Grasscrete was installed as a usable parking area for JP Morgan Chase Bank property in Columbus, OH. The parking area was designed to contain bands of regular concrete within the Grasscrete to provide access points for rolling loads or mobility impaired staff. The Partially Concealed Grasscrete System was installed over a drainage layer of crushed stone that will retain water; which was one of the city’s concerns as the Polaris facility is running out of water retention areas. Under drains were installed to catch additional water and pipe it to bioswales adjacent to the lot. Over all the Grasscrete parking area provides a much cooler, reduction in heat Island effect and more visually pleasing area than the typical blacktop parking originally proposed.