HOW DO TRUEGRID’S SYSTEMS COMPLY WITH PARKING LOT DESIGN STANDARDS?
At TRUEGRID, we recognize that every site or geographic location may require site specific design and engineering analysis for your parking lot design. For this reason, we’ve created a permeable paver system that is modular for different circumstances and that can be adapted to the amount of permeability and infiltration rates required for a particular site. This is achieved by adapting the depth and fill of aggregate used in the sub-base below the parking surface as well as the aggregate or grass fill used in the TRUEGRID paver itself. This provides room for maximum design flexibility and the ability to meet the standards for any municipality or county code parking lot. As with any project, before designing the parking lot, local codes and in situ soils and conditions should be evaluated to determine the best course of action, but even during this phase of the process, you’ll find that TRUEGRID provides excellent adaptability and flexibility for your parking lot or parking on grass solutions. Another benefit of TRUEGRID parking lots is that they provide ADA compliancy when properly installed. For more information on TRUEGRID’s features and specifications, please click our Engineers & Architects tab above.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVES THAT PARKING LOT DESIGNERS SHOULD CONSIDER?
There are a large number of considerations in planning a parking lot that designers should keep in mind. These include local code requirements, runoff coefficients, retention/detention and drainage requirements, budget constraints, ADA compliance, grade or slope of lots, traffic loads and flow, heat island effect and aesthetic design. Before choosing between concrete, asphalt, gravel or grass or gravel filled TRUEGRID permeable paving system for your parking lot design, consider the improvements you and your client will see from the perspective of the differences between permeable and non-permeable parking lots in terms of land usage for drainage features that are often not necessary in permeable designs, future maintenance and LEED certification potential of the alternatives. For more information on the environmental aspects of the TRUEGRID system, click on the Environment tab above
WHAT ARE SOME IDEAS PARKING LOT DESIGNERS SHOULD ALWAYS CONSIDER?
In addition to parking lot construction cost, designers should consider longer-term benefits and additional costs that may be avoided by using permeable paving instead of traditional paving systems. Unlike asphalt or concrete paving systems that require drainage and retention/detention features requiring more land be utilized for non-commercial purposes as well as costing more to build, TRUEGRID allows designers to use the entire parking area for retention/detention in the grid and sub-base alone, allowing for more complete land usage. Using gravel or grass fill TRUEGRID provides a natural looking , stabilized parking surface that handles stormwater without rutting, ponding, flooding and is maintenance-free. For further information on the TRUEGRID system’s benefits for your project, contact us through our web form!
We were able to efficiently put in quality ADA compliant pathways with TRUEGRID while maintaining a natural look that fit our landscape.
It was wonderful working with TRUEGRID on this new environmentally friendly parking lot project from start to finish. This is great for our community, and the parking lot is designed for longevity and sustainability.