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Project: Wendt Residence Artists/Musicians Studio Vehicle Access
System Installed: Concealed and Partially Concealed Grasscrete Systems
The residential backyard space, 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 for storm water management and yet still maintain landscape aesthetics necessary to help nurture the creative minds of the occupants.
Bomanite Licensee, Premier Concrete Construction worked with the homeowner in planning out the space for the Concealed and Partially Concealed Systems. Grasscrete not only augmented the landscape architecture by handling the storm-water runoff but added the benefit of a very long lifespan. For over 40 years Grasscrete has installations throughout North America in all climate types. Grasscrete can handle the harsh New England winters and has zero potential for freeze-thaw or clogging issues. The Grasscrete Molded Pulp Former System has been engineered to provide long-term durability, low maintenance and structural strength.
The backyard project incorporated 3,000 square feet of the Grasscrete System. A sub-base was prepped to facilitate storm water management via proper drainage and to create the outer forms of the project. Next, the Molded Pulp Formers were placed with rebar for continual reinforcement. The concrete then poured, leveled, broom finished, and allowed to dry. Voids were created to put the final finishing touches on the entire project. At the time of installation, the owner was contemplating having half of the Grasscrete Concealed and the half closer to the building Partially Concealed.
Grasscrete can be used as an exposed utilitarian product for functional applications or as a concealed system with vegetation such as grass or native ground cover installed over the concrete. This system allows you to mitigate drainage issues while maintaining strong structural integrity that allows for some of the heaviest vehicles to operate unencumbered. A perfect solution for this Artists/Musicians Studio space.
Watch the time-lapse video of the installation of this project.