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What is the Best Approach for Adding Gravel on Top of Grass?

There are many reasons why you might want to lay gravel on top of grass. Maybe you want to build a driveway out of gravel or you want to add a gravel extension to your already existing driveway.  You might be building a gravel walkway directly on top of grass, a patio, or some other […]

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The Best Driveway Material for Cold Weather

If you live in an area that experiences a lot of cold weather, you know all too well the effects of cold on a variety of exterior household materials. The cold makes things brittle and more vulnerable to certain types of damage. It can also wear down certain materials over time, especially if those materials […]

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The Best State and National Park Paving Solution

Our State and National Parks are some of the most beautiful and pristine areas of land in the world. From coast to coast, people enjoy going on hikes and generally admiring nature on land that’s been set aside for this specific reason. However, even State and National Parks require paving in certain areas, which can […]

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How to Take Advantage of Houston’s New Green Stormwater Incentive Program

Flooding has become a major problem in many coastal areas of the United States, particularly in the Southern states. Houston is one example of a major city that has seen unimaginable destruction and devastation in their city as a result of flooding. Being situated just barely above sea level, Houston is forced to take the […]

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The Best Eco-Friendly Paving for Universities

Universities tend to be some of the most forward-thinking places on Earth. Especially when it comes to environmental awareness, they’re always looking for the latest and greatest technology to help reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainability. Impermeable pavement like concrete and asphalt is one of the largest producers of carbon emissions that we have, which […]

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3 Alternative Materials that Help Shrink Concrete’s Carbon Footprint

Concrete is one of the most harmful construction materials on the planet when it comes to measuring its environmental impact. The process by which concrete is made releases tons of CO2 into the atmosphere and accounts for about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions while consuming nearly 3% of its energy supply. However, since concrete […]

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8 Examples of Sustainable Development That Will Change the World in 2022

As populations around the world continue to increase and the climate crisis grows more concerning with each passing day, the need for sustainable development in all shapes and sizes has never been higher. This means we need new construction methods, materials, and strategies that are as eco-friendly as possible. Environmental Sustainability & Sustainable Development Examples […]

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The Future of Paving – Eco-Friendly Solutions

Asphalt and concrete paving has served us well for many decades. With so many millions of people walking, driving, and parking their vehicles on a daily basis, the need for a solid, durable, and long-lasting material to facilitate our transport needs has been met by concrete and asphalt paving, for the most part. As we […]

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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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Is Your Commercial Property Vulnerable to Flooding?

No structure is immune to flooding, but there are ways to reduce the risk and mitigate the damage. For commercial properties, the stakes are even higher: At least one-quarter of businesses that close their doors after a flood never reopen. Because they are generally larger and costlier to build, commercial properties tend to be disproportionately affected by floods. […]

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