Seas the Day, Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Project Name: Seas the Day

Products: Gravelpave2

Applications: Porous gravel paver driveway

City: Saint John

State/Province: USVI

Install Date: January 2015

Client: Seas the Day Property http://www.seasthedayvi.com

Install Size: ~90 m2 (~1000 sq ft)

Address: Please contact http://www.seasthedayvi.com

Designer:  Seas the Day

Contractor: Seas the Day

Directions: Please contact http://www.seasthedayvi.com

Photography:  Seas the day

Summary: From Eric at Seas the Day––

It’s still holding up strong and we love it.”

From https://seasthedaystj.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/gravelpave/ ––

“As I mentioned before, our plan was to install a pavement system called Gravelpave2 for our parking area instead of paving it over with concrete.  Well, it’s all done, and I think it turned out great!  The system overall costed about half the price that paving it with concrete would have (after you buy the grid, base sand/grave, finish gravel, and labor).  It provides a solid surface when you walk or drive on it, and it doesn’t feel like you’re on gravel at all.  Also, with how our parking area turned out – the concrete retaining wall on one side and concrete house on the other – the gravel softens up the space visually so it’s not one huge concrete area.

The process of laying down this system was pretty easy.  First we graded the soil so that any water run-off would go down the parking area and out into the landscape away from the house.  Some water percolates down through the paving system into the soil, but once the soil becomes saturated the water needs a place to go, if it doesn’t, it will start pooling up.  Next, we spread out a sandy/large gravel base about 1″ thick and compacted it down.  Then, we rolled out the black plastic Gravelpave2 mesh and anchored it into the ground.  Finally, we spread the finish pea gravel out on top of the rings and compacted it again.”

From ‘Seas the Day’ — “Flat Parking!”

From ‘Seas the Day’ — “Finished Project.”

From ‘Seas the Day’ — “The process in laying down this system was pretty easy.”

From ‘Seas the Day’ — “Spreading out the gravel.”

“As I mentioned before, we were going to do a pavement system call Gravelpave2 for our parking area instead of paving it over with concrete.  Well, it’s all done and I think it turned out great!  The system overall costs about half the price of paving it with concrete (after you buy the grid, base sand/grave, finish gravel, and labor).  It provides a solid surface when you walk or drive on it and it doesn’t feel like you’re on gravel at all.  Also, with how our parking area turned out – concrete retaining wall on one side and then concrete house on the other, the gravel softens up the space visually so it’s not one huge concrete area.

The process in laying down this system was pretty easy.  First we graded the soil so that any water run off we may have will go down the parking and then out into our landscaping away from the house.  Some water will percolate down through the paving system and into the soil, but once the soil becomes saturate water will need a place to go, if not it will start pooling up.  Next, we spread out a sandy/large gravel base of about 1″ and then compacted that down.  Then, the black plastic Gravelpave2 mesh was rolled out and anchored into the ground.  Finally, the finish pea gravel was spread out on top and compacted again.”