Providing accessible and convenient parking for customers is a necessity for any business—from small, family-owned restaurants and stores to the largest commercial retailers. Building a new parking lot can be an expensive proposition, especially when factors like proper drainage systems and long-term maintenance are considered. Traditional paving materials, like concrete and asphalt, can be […]
Advocating and gearing for a sustainable, environmentally-friendly future isn’t just good for the environment. Plants, animals, humans and even single celled organisms must work to preserve the balance of nature that allows us to co-exist with one another on this planet. Yes, being sustainable allows us to peacefully ease Mother Earth’s temperament, which can be kind […]
If you were handed a toilet seat painted in gold or a plunger painted in silver, wouldn’t you think that was strange and off-putting? Depending on the person, someone may be a passionate plumber but what if you were awarded for having the most polluted waterway in and around New York City?
Stormwater management systems are intended to help control the flow of runoff water in populated areas from impermeable surfaces such as asphalt and concrete, and to combat the negative effects of runoff, flooding and erosion. Stormwater runoff is caused by precipitation from either rainfall or snowmelt that runs off the surface of the land instead […]
Opening the doors to environmentally-friendly pavements, a grass paver system uses concrete or asphalt to mold beautiful driveways, fire lanes or parking areas. Considered both visually appealing and easy-to-use, it’s no wonder the grass paver system comes highly recommended by so many businesses. How Does It Work? First, a plastic grid system lays on top […]
Grass driveways and grass pavers, in general, are growing in popularity – pun intended – and at first impression, you would think it’s for aesthetic reasons alone. However, there is more to grass pavers than just the additional beauty of nature. To name a few, you have increased drainage and erosion control while maintaining a low […]
What is now happening in the U.S. foreshadows a daunting future in the next century. Thousands, if not possibly millions, of residents will be at risk of displacement, barely escaping their flooded homes that have submerged into the towering sea. Destruction of businesses and homes will become detrimental to communities and could affect local and national economies. To lessen this potential catastrophe, we must rethink how our impact today greatly affects the forces of nature.
Commercial parking lots, roadways and driveways must be able to withstand heavy loads, large volumes of traffic, and a variety of weather conditions with a minimal amount of maintenance and a long lifespan. Traditionally, the most durable and cost-effective materials for commercial paving applications have been asphalt and concrete, but now there are a wide […]
In many areas, permeable pavers have become a popular alternative to concrete or asphalt for parking lot surfaces because they are durable, economical, environmentally-friendly and they eliminate the need for a conventional storm water management system, which can be expensive to install and difficult to maintain. Unlike conventional solid surfaces, water can naturally drain […]
Today, most parking lots, roads, fire lanes, walkways, sidewalks and bike paths use asphalt or concrete when a hard, durable surface is necessary. Both materials work relatively well in such applications, but their impermeable nature leads to runoff problems, flooding, and erosion, plus they are difficult to install, costly and energy-intensive. Porous pavers, also known […]