Why is grass paving important?
When you need a green space to be functional as well as decorative, grass paving has proven to be a great design tool for landscape architects. If you're designing overflow parking at event centers, sports venues, restaurants and churches, TRUEGRID permeable pavers with grass fill are an excellent choice. By providing ground stability by way of plastic ground reinforcement, TRUEGRID pavers remain virtually invisible in a grass paved surface while heavy rains or flooding that would turn a typical grass parking area into an undriveable mudpit leave the area virtually untouched. When permeability of a site is needed, civil engineers turn to grass pavement products. TRUEGRID with grass fill provides an excellent way to maintain or or even improve a site’s runoff rate from before development, helping keep streams, ponds and rivers clean and free of runoff chemicals.
In cities and industrial complexes, the Heat Island Effect creates consistently higher temperatures than surrounding areas because traditional pavement methods make them retain more heat. At the same time, water-impervious structures such as buildings, concrete and asphalt all raise localized temperature by absorbing solar heat, creating hot spots and a higher heat island index while promoting harmful runoff. Grass pavement is an excellent option to combat this heat gain by cooling and steadying the local environment. Please contact us using the above form for further information on how grass pavement can help your project!
Is grass paving eco friendly?
Few things are more eco-friendly in parking and road construction than TRUEGRID grass pavement, even in LEED structures. Not only does it reduce stormwater runoff, preventing pollutants from entering natural aquifers through bioremediation, it prevents the Heat Island Effect caused by concrete and asphalt structures at the same time, contributing to more steady, cooler temperatures and fewer hot spots. Made from 100% post consumer recycling plastic, TRUEGRID's manufacturing process saves 80 % of carbon dioxide emissions compared to using virgin plastic. Comparatively, concrete production causes up to 7% of our planet's carbon dioxide emissions while using grass pavement systems instead of concrete lowers air and water pollution while creating a natural carbon sink. Please click the Environment tab above for more information on how TRUEGRID permeable pavers help improve the environment not only as a grass pavement system but also as a gravel stabilizer.
How does grass paving deal with stormwater retention?
Grass pavement sites are prepared for stormwater retention with a sub-base of 3-6" of #57 stone or clean limestone prior to installing the root zone and grid, which usually consists of a sandy loam mix. The sub-base depth determines the amount of retention available, with deeper sub-bases providing more retention. The combination of the subbase and the usual 2" root zone and grass filled TRUEGRID creates voids for stormwater management. For more information on standard installation, please click on our Engineers & Architects tab above!