Permeable Grid Pavers vs. Pervious Concrete

Which is the Best Choice for Your Paving Project Developers, architects and civil engineers face a critical task. They need to provide enough parking and surface storage for their projects, but in an environmentally conscious way. This requires… Using paving surfaces that rainwater can infiltrate instead of running off Using environmentally friendly materials Traditional paving […]

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Heavy-Duty Pavement: Choosing the Best Solution for High Traffic and Heavy Load Applications

Balancing project requirements and environmental concerns are becoming more important with every new project, particularly where heavy-duty pavement is required to manage high traffic and heavy loads. For modern heavy-duty pavement design and construction, TRUEGRID PRO PLUS commercial permeable pavers balance all of these factors with ease. Traditional Heavy-Duty Paving Options vs. Natural Ground Cover […]

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The 3 Top Ways Construction Can Combat Flood Damage

The 3 Top Ways Construction Can Combat Flood Damage   Natural disasters are inevitable, unpredictable, and devastating, as when a recent downpour in Rainier, Oregon, caused water levels to rise six inches, severely damaging property and affecting the town’s utilities. Weather events like these put life on hold. For the construction industry in particular, flooding washes piles […]

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The Complete Guide to Permeable Pavers and Paving Systems

The Complete Guide to Permeable Paving Systems Permeable paving systems are porous, so they allow water to infiltrate the pavement and drain into the ground or sub-base rock underneath. These paving systems are just as strong and durable as traditional paving materials such as concrete, asphalt, or compacted gravel. Several types of porous paving grids […]

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Dust Is A Health Hazard: Tips for Parking Lot Dust Control

Gravel parking lots and dirt parking lots require the least upfront investment for most businesses. Compacted soil or gravel parking areas can be found in many residential, commercial or industrial sites. Upfront construction costs of these types of parking lots is typically the main selling point, but there are tradeoffs. Wet weather creates mud, ponding […]

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This Eco-Friendly Paving System will Help With Your Driveway Drainage Problems

If you’ve ever lived in a home with a driveway on a slope, low ground, or any other area prone to flooding, you know what a headache and potential disaster it can be when your driveway floods. Ponding on hardscape means you have to walk in puddles when it rains. In heavy rains, you’re worried […]

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3 Ways to Make Your Parking Lot More Eco-Friendly

If you own a brick and mortar location where people are expected to visit, you probably have a parking lot. It’s also safe to assume that your parking lot is probably made from either asphalt, non-pervious concrete, or some other non-sustainable parking lot design. This has been the standard for parking lots for many decades, […]

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3 Things You Need to Know Before Paving a Parking Lot

If you’re the owner of a business and you plan on paving a parking lot near your building, there are a few things you need to consider before going ahead with your plans. Of course, your likely first move is going to be looking for a contractor to come and pour some asphalt or concrete […]

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Gravel vs. Concrete Driveway – Which is Better?

For the longest time, homeowners have had few options when it comes to driveways. You’ve got your typical asphalt driveway, concrete driveways, dirt driveways, and basic gravel driveways. These driveways all have their advantages and disadvantages; homeowners have typically had to pick one and live with the results. There are new options popping up on […]

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Parking Lot Paving Costs are Outrageous

A parking lot is the workhorse of almost any commercial property. It sees more vehicle traffic, abuse, and overall use than any other part of most brick and mortar locations. There are many types of materials a parking lot might be made out of, but the most common one is asphalt and the second most […]

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Parking Lot Alternatives You’d Never Imagine

Asphalt parking lots have long been the standard for commercial businesses of all types. While they have served us better than dirt parking lots or loose gravel parking lots, they still have many faults of their own. With new advances in parking lot technology, there are many more options for business owners now when it […]

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Porous Asphalt and Concrete Pose Big Problems

Concrete and asphalt have served us well over the ages. From parking lots to walkways, driveways, sidewalks, intermediate areas, and more, both asphalt and concrete have gotten the job done when it comes to providing solid surfaces for us to walk and drive on. Water pooling and runoff have also been an issue with these […]

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The Complete Guide to Plastic Pavers

Creating an area in your business that can handle everything from a toddler’s walk to a large commercial vehicle is a daunting task. Most engineers and architects immediately turn to traditional materials, such as concrete and asphalt. But the same old paving methods are many. These materials may require regular maintenance, cause flooding, pollutant runoff, […]

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