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.

 

Welcome to Sustainable Paving Systems

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Welcome to Sustainable Paving Systems, our product, Grasscrete® is an environmentally friendly solution for your emergency vehicle access, water management and traffic applications.Grasscrete provides the availability of using single-use formers to create a monolithic reinforced ready mixed concrete pour that forms a pervious pavement structure with voids that are opened after the concrete hardens that can be utilized as an exposed application with crushed stone or concrete or utilized as a concealed system with vegetation such as grass or native ground cover.Grasscrete offers the ability to provide year-round access for a variety of applications requiring structural paving surfaces without compromising the aesthetics of the exterior landscaping. Grasscrete is a very sustainable product that can employ a large recycled material content both in the form of aggregate and binder such as fly ash or slag—its lifespan is indefinite and can be recycled itself to form the aggregates for future Grasscrete applications; providing a truly sustainable, eco-friendly system to accommodate a variety of needs.

The selection of Grasscrete is one of the easiest ways to achieve LEED® points due to the reduction in heat island effect, management of storm water runoff, recycled content used in the application process as well as the concrete and sub-base, the long lifespan and the low maintenance required.

Grasscrete Applications

  • Sustained Access
  • Fire and Emergency Access
  • Daily Parking
  • Over flow Parking
  • Roadways
  • Medians
  • Pedestrian Access
  • Water Management