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6 Unique Uses for Permeable Pavers

  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 […]

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5 Ways Porous Pavers are Better for the Environment Than Asphalt or Concrete

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 […]

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5 Ways Permeable Pavers Can Improve Your Commercial Paving Project

Posted on March 21 , 2016 by TRUEGRID Commercial paving systems must stand up to large volumes of heavy traffic, constant assaults from the sun and inclement weather, and pollutants such as oil, fuel and other automotive fluids. Both concrete and asphalt, the conventional materials used for commercial paving, tolerate theses forces relatively well, but […]

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5 Ways Permeable Pavers Can Reduce Parking Lot Construction Cost

Posted on:February 22, 2016 By Truegrid The costs of building a parking lot can vary dramatically depending on what is needed to prepare the site, what type of material is chosen for the surface, what type of system will be put into place for storm water management, and how the parking lot will be finished. […]

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Is the US Facing a Road Dust Crisis?

What is Road Dust? Road dust is composed of pulverized loose particles of sand, rock, and other earthen material that become air borne, mainly due to the interaction of vehicular traffic on unpaved roads. A study completed before the turn of the century, nearly 50 percent of America’s public roads remained unpaved (EPA 1993), and […]

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9 Advantages of Permeable Pavement

[Posted on January 15th, 2015 by: Barry Stiles]     A permeable pavement system combines a series of plastic grids with a fill materials, such as gravel, limestone or sod, to create a durable parking surface that allows moisture to soak into the ground naturally. It is used as an alternative to conventional asphalt or concrete […]

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5 Ways Permeable Pavers Improve Parking Lot Design

[Posted on December 31st, 2015 by: Barry Stiles]   Today, most parking lots are made from either asphalt or concrete, which initially provide a smooth surface for parking , but are expensive to install and typically require periodic applications of sealant to keep them in good condition. Additionally, once constructed, an existing parking lot can be […]

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10 Areas Where Permeable Pavers Can Outperform Other Options

[Posted on November 15th, 2015 by: Barry Stiles] 10 Areas Where Permeable Pavers Can Outperform Other Options Building a strong and durable surface that can withstand constant traffic from people, regular automobiles, commercial vehicles and heavy equipment typically requires materials like concrete or asphalt, or, in some cases, gravel or compacted soil. Both concrete and asphalt are […]

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4 Ways Permeable Paving Provides Better Stormwater Management

Permeable paving systems like TRUEGRID can help improve stormwater management and control erosion on your commercial or residential building projects.

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PARK(ing) Day Houston 2015

“PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.” -PARK(ing) Day Website   TRUEGRID wants you to come see us and our friends tomorrow for PARKing (Day) Houston. PARK(ing) Day Houston participants range from architecture firms, to design […]

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