Grasscrete – Good For Earth And Creative Minds

Wendt Residence project of Grasscrete Pervious Concrete installed by Premier Concrete Construction at an Artists and Musicians Studio for delivery vehicle access in a backyard area.

This project won the 2018 Bomanite Gold Award for Best Grasscrete Project installed by Premier Concrete Construction.  This backyard, adjacent to an Artists/Musicians studio located in Massachusetts, required an access area to accommodate large delivery vehicles.  More importantly, it required a permanent solution to storm water management and yet still maintain landscape aesthetics necessary to help nurture the creative minds of the occupants. Grasscrete was the perfect Pervious Concrete solution.  Not only can Grasscrete augment the landscape architecture and handle … Read more

Regency Skilled Nursing Center Grasscrete Installation Withstands Michigan Cold Weather

Regency Skilled Nursing Center in Canton Township, Michigan, an installation of Grasscrete Stone Filled Pervious Concrete handles the freeze-thaw nature of the rough cold climate.

With architects, engineers and owners now embracing “green” construction, the relevance of sustainable paving options continues to grow. A prime example is the pavement system used at the Regency Skilled Nursing Center, a 113-bed nursing care facility located on a 14-acre site in Canton Township, built by T.H. Marsh Construction Co., Royal Oak, and designed by NSA Architects, Engineers, Planners, Farmington Hills. The facility hosts the first Grasscrete installation in Michigan. The Regency facility took full advantage of Grasscrete’s “green” … Read more

Grasscrete Soars with Structural Design for Boeing Company

Boeing Company facility in Oklahoma City, OK, near Tinker Air Force Base, with Grasscrete Fully Concealed Pervious Concrete installed by Bomanite of Oklahoma is aesthetically pleasing and strong enough for heavy vehicle access to outside overhead doors.

The new structure, the third for Boeing in Oklahoma City, located near Tinker Air Force Base, houses employees working in engineering, research and development laboratories, as well as some support staff. The 300,000 sq. ft building is also home for legacy aircrafts including AWACS. Guernsey, the architect employed for building such a feat, earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for the Boeing Co. office and … Read more

Elementary School Parking Lot Pervious Drainage System for Floods and Poor Draining Soils

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The Navajo Elementary School is located on a flood plain just west of the Rio Grande river not far from downtown Albuquerque. The area is subject to periodic flooding due to a combination of its topography, localized heavy rain and poor draining soils. The existing parking lot flooded fairly regularly with up to 6 inches of standing water present for extended periods of time. This posed safety and access issues for parents and teachers utilizing the parking lot daily. The … Read more

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 … Read more

Grasscrete is the Right Choice for River Embankments

   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 … Read more

Grasscrete Molded Pulp Former a Sustainable Building Product

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. Utilizing pervious concrete products such as Grasscrete improves the environment through waste water management, minimization of heat island effect and various other detrimental … Read more

JP Morgan Chase Bank Eco-Friendly Parking Lot

JP Morgan SPS Grasscrete Application

                            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 … Read more

Hyundai Motor America Seeks LEED Gold Certification

Hyundai Motor America recently completed building their new U.S. Headquarters in Fountain Valley, California. Designed by one of the most well known firms, Gensler, the building design is described as sleek and modern, yet classic, and built on a structural pedestal foundation with floating translucent glass floors above. Gensler designed a two-story high entrance, which leads to an open-to-the sky public courtyard in the building’s center. A showroom of Hyundai vehicles is visible from the freeway side of the new … Read more

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 … Read more