Iowa State Fairgrounds / Ruan Plaza, Des Moines, Iowa

The base is prepared and ready for Hydrogrow and Grasspave2.

The base is prepared and ready for Hydrogrow and Grasspave2.

Grasspave2 is ready for sand fill.

Grasspave2 is ready for sand fill.

Grasspave2 installed.  Grasspave2 was easily cut for lamp post bases and other obstacles.

Grasspave2 installed. Grasspave2 was easily cut for lamp post bases and other obstacles.

Grasspave2 Iowa State Fair

Plaza installation complete. Area was sodded for use in time for the Fair.

Completed sod installation on Grasspave2.

Completed sod installation on Grasspave2.

Project Name: Iowa State Fairgrounds / Ruan Plaza

Products: Grasspave2

Applications:  Overflow, vendor parking and green space

City: Des Moines

State/Province: Iowa

Install Date:  Summer 2015

Client: Iowa State Fair

Install Size: 4000 sq meters (44,000 sq ft) 

Address: 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

Designer:  Kirkham Michael

Contractor: Country Landscapes, Inc., Ames, IA

Directions: I-235 to East University Ave.  Go East to E 30th and turn South.  Turn left onto E Grand Ave.  Directly East of the Varied Industries Building.

Photography:  Country Landscapes, Inc.

Summary: Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers were hired by the Iowa State Fair to solve a parking problem: not enough.  Instead of making a sea of hot asphalt or concrete parking –  in August, in the middle of Iowa – Kirkham Michael presented Grasspave2, a cooler and greener alternative.  The Ruan Plaza transformed into a lush, green space that doubles as a parking lot for vendors during the fair.

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Estadio BBVA Bancomer (Rayados Soccer Stadium), Guadalupe, Nuevo León, MX

Grasspave2 Grass paver parking

Grasspave2 parking bays are separated by concrete drive aisles.

Grasspave2 Parking

An arial view of the stadium and surrounding Grasspave2 parking.

Grassave2 parking.

The other “half” of the stadium arial view with a portion of the grass paver parking.

Rendering of the stadium parking lot.

Rendering of the stadium parking lot.

Ground level view of the installed Grasspave2 parking and the stadium.

Ground level view of the installed Grasspave2 parking and the stadium.

Rendering of the Stadium and Grasspave2 parking lot.

Rendering of the Stadium and Grasspave2 parking lot.

Project Name: Estadio BBVA Bancomer (Rayados Soccer Stadium)

Products:   Grasspave2

Applications:  Grass parking  

City: Guadalupe

State/Province: Nuevo León

Install Date:  May 2015

Client: FEMSA

Install Size: 30,000 sq meters (323,000 sq ft) 

Address: Avenida Pablo Livas 2204, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Designer:  Populous, VFO Architects, and Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.

Contractor: Constructora Maiz Mier

Directions: Avenida Pablo Livas 2204, Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Photography:  NA. Rendering courtesy of Populous.

Summary: The Stadium, designed by Populous and VFO Architects, was set out to integrate the site with the surrounding area.  More than one third of the site will be green areas, including the 30,000 square meters (323,000 sq ft) of Grasspave2 parking.  The stadium will accommodate 50,000 visitors mainly fans of the Rayados Football (Soccer) club, CF Monterrey. 

Grasspave2 was used to filter and restore rainwater back to existing aquifers.  The parking lot is distributed around the stadium and integrates the existing wooded areas.  The Stadium will also be integrated, via parking and green space, with a future Ecological Park.  

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Christ Chapel, Fort Worth, Texas

Grasspave2 Parking lot

Concrete curbing surrounding the Grasspave2 parking lot.

Grasspave2 parking

The 70,000 sq ft of Grasspave2 is placed and ready for sand.

Grasspave2 grass paver parking lot

Rolls of Grasspave2 are placed and fastened together.

Draincore2 to pipe

The Draincore2 portion is connected, via pipe, to the sump.

Draincore2 sub drainage

The surface is ready for Grasspave2. The liner is just visible coming up from under the Draincoe2.

Draincore2 and Grasspave2 parking lot

The area is graded and ready for construction.

Grasspave2 and Draincore2 parking lot

The parking lot is graded and ready for base course.

Project Name: Christ Chapel

Products: Draincore2 and  Grasspave2

Applications:  Grass parking  lot with drainage layer

City: Fort Worth

State/Province: Texas

Install Date:  August 2014

Client: Christ Chapel

Install Size: 6500 sq meters (70,000 sq ft) Draincore2 and 6500 sq meters (70,000 sq ft) Grasspave2

Address: 3701 Birchman Ave, Fort Worth

Designer:  Scott Martsolf, Architect

Contractor: Roger Henjum, Concrete Paver Systems, 1215 Crest Lane Dr, Duncanville, Texas  75137

Directions: 3701 Birchman Ave, Fort Worth

Photography:  Roger Tadlock, MKM Sales

Summary: 70,000 sq ft of Draincore2 and 70,000 sq ft of Grasspave2 makes the Christ Chapel parking lot a model of drainage efficiency. Draincore2 sits atop an impermeable liner and conveys water, at a slope, to pipe at the lowest portion of the system.  Pipe carries water to a sump pump.  A geotextile filter fabric separates Draincore2 from 12 inches of base course.  Grasspave2 was placed on top of the base course for 70,000 sq ft of grass parking.

The parking lot is only open when services are in session.  All other time bollards prevent the Grasspave2 parking lot from being used.  Daily visitors park in a impermeable concrete lot.

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Roberts Academy, Cincinnati, OH

Roberts Academy Terratame² installation

Terratame² was placed between the school maintenance area and the detention pond.

Roberts Academy TT2 install

Ten rolls of Terratame² model 2020 were unrolled and anchored in less than 2 days.

Access Road with Terratame2

Access to the detention pond for pickup trucks and other light-duty vehicles, is achieved with Terratame²

Terratame2 access road

Terratame² was unrolled and placed directly on top of the existing soil and under the fence.

Project Name: Roberts Academy

Products: Terratame² 

Applications:  Access road to detention pond

City: Cincinnati

State/Province: Ohio

Install Date:  November 2014

Client: Cincinnati Public Schools

Install Size: 400 sq meters (4,300 sq ft)

Address: 1702 Grand Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Designer:  Allison Landscaping

Contractor: Allison Landscaping

Directions: 1702 Grand Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Photography:  John Miles, Hydrosource

Summary: Allison Landscaping was charged with finding an aesthetically pleasing solution to providing the maintenance crew access to the detention pond.  The Allison team looked both at Grasspave² and Terratame² for a beautiful, grass-covered solution.  Both products would work for this site, but since the maintenance vehicles will be no larger than pickup trucks, the Allison team decided Terratame² would work. The ten rolls of Terratame² took less than two days to prep, unroll, and anchor.  Grass will grow up and hide the Terratame² by spring.

 

 

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Denver City Park Pavilion Parking, Denver, Colorado

Gravel is filled just above the rings of the Gravelpave2.

Gravel is filled just above the rings of the Gravelpave2.

Asphalt drive aisles meet the Gravelpave2 parking bays.

Asphalt drive aisles meet the Gravelpave2 parking bays.

Gravelpave2 Denver City Park

Gravelpave2 rolls installed and fastened together.

Gravel fill and back drag via skid steer.

Gravel fill and back drag via skid steer.

Curb stop help delineate the parking.

Curb stop help delineate the parking.

3/8ths chip fills the Gravelpave2.

3/8ths chip fills the Gravelpave2.

Project Name: Denver City Park Pavilion 

Products: Gravelpave2

Applications:  Porous Parking Lot

City: Denver

State/Province: Colorado

Install Date:  April 2014

Client: Denver Parks and Recreation

Install Size: 300 sq meters (3,000 sq ft)

Address: 17th Ave. & Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Designer:  Studio CPG

Contractor: T2 Construction

Directions:17th Ave. & Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Photography:  Jay Stevens, Stevens Corp

Summary: Project includes a strip of parking at West end of pavilion parking lot. Asphalt slopes toward Gravelpave2 parking strip and will nearly eliminate any sub surface drainage.

 

 

 

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Sky Lounge at Florida Int’l Univ., Miami, Florida

Hanging vegetation thrives with natural light coming from the top of the atrium.

Hanging vegetation thrives with natural light coming from the top of the atrium.

The base course below the Gravelpave2 and glass is porous and is allowed to drain to the subsoils.

The base course below the Gravelpave2 and glass is porous and is allowed to drain to the subsoils.

A closeup shows the top of the rings of Gravelpave2.

A closeup shows the top of the rings of Gravelpave2.

Gravelpave2 filled with blue glass cullet, lines the floor of the student lounge.

Gravelpave2 filled with blue glass cullet, lines the floor of the student lounge.

The blue glass pops and sparkles below the green of the atrium.

The blue glass pops and sparkles below the green of the atrium.

The circular containment rings of Gravelpave2 match the circular elements of the benches and hanging planters.

The circular containment rings of Gravelpave2 match the circular elements of the benches and hanging planters.

Before photo: Landscape architecture students and Roberto Roviro worked on transforming the space.

Before photo: Landscape architecture students and Roberto Roviro worked on transforming the space.

Project Name: Sky Lounge, Deuxieme Maison, at Florida International University

Products: Gravelpave2

Applications:  Glass cullet filled Flooring

City: Miami

State/Province: Florida

Install Date:  June 2013

Client: FIU

Install Size: 100 sq meters (1,000 sq ft)

Address: Deuxieme Maison, Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) Miami, FL 33199

Designer:  Roberto Rovira, Lead Designer
José Álvarez, Martina González, Mario Menéndez & Luis Jiménez, Studio Associates
Sylvia Berenguer, Director Of Construction, FIU Facilities
Jim Piersol, Architect Of Record, Principal, MCHarry Associates

Contractor: Barry Stevenson, Project Manager, Stobs Brothers Construction

Directions:Deuxieme Maison, Florida International University – Modesto A. Maidique Campus (MMC) Miami, FL 33199

Photography:  © Roberto Rovira, www.robertorovira.com, and © Manuel Perez-Trujillo

Summary: From Roberto Rovira: “The Deuxième Maison (DM) courtyard redesign transforms one of Florida International University’s earlier buildings and takes advantage of the courtyard’s dramatic height, while being mindful of the constraints of maintenance and existing infrastructure underground. It creates a protected and flexible space that can serve for quiet study, conversation, contemplation, gathering, and occasional presentations. The minimum maintenance design solution provides users and passersby a destination unlike any other on campus. Over 3,000 air plants hang from light stainless steel braided shapes overhead and large circular benches, custom-designed for this project, provide a place to sit back, relax and take in the sky above, the blue glass underfoot, and the vines that will eventually cover the surrounding walls.”

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Super Walmart, N. Conway, New Hampshire

Grasspave2 porous paving meets unsupported turf (left) in this photo.

Grasspave2 porous paving meets unsupported turf (left) in this photo.

A concrete lip makes the transition from the asphalt to the Grasspave2 area, smoother.

A concrete lip makes the transition from the asphalt to the Grasspave2 area, smoother.

The grass parking apron area curves around the asphalt parking to almost completely surround the hard surface paving.

The grass parking apron area curves around the asphalt parking to almost completely surround the hard surface paving.

Newly placed sod rolls can be seen on the grass parking area.

Newly placed sod rolls can be seen on the grass parking area.

Walmart's apron parking with Grasspave2

Walmart’s apron parking with Grasspave2

A berm area separates the Grasspave2 parking area from other landscaping.

A berm area separates the Grasspave2 parking area from other landscaping.

During installation, sand is filled into the rings of the Grasspave2.

During installation, sand is filled into the rings of the Grasspave2.

Project Name: Super Walmart

Products: Grasspave2

Applications:  Grass Parking

City: North Conway

State/Province: New Hampshire

Install Date:  August 2014

Client: Walmart

Install Size: 2400 sq meters (26,000 sq ft)

Address: 46 N South Rd Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, North Conway, NH

Designer:  Walmart

Contractor: NA

Directions: 46 N South Rd Settlers’ Green Outlet Village, North Conway, NH 

Photography:  Ralph Morgan, New England Construction Representatives

Summary: Both parking areas of this Super Walmart – the main parking and north side parking – have a strip of Grasspave2 parking spaces on the outer portion of the pavement. The Grasspave2 parking provides an apron of extra parking in high season use.  

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The Point in Patterson Heights, Calgary, Alberta

Terratame2 Swale Protection Patterson

Terratame2 was used for swale reinforcement erosion control.

Patterson Heights swale erosion control

Terratame2 flexes with the contours of the swale and ground on site.

Swale erosion control with Terratame2

320 square meters (3500 sq ft) of Terratame2 was used on site.

Terratame2 rolls

Each roll was connected to the adjacent roll with u-shaped landscape pins. Pinning is recommended at 250 pins per roll (model 2020 – 2 meters by 20 meters / 6.6 ft by 65.6 ft).

Project Name: The Point in Patterson Heights

Products: Terratame2

Applications:  Swale Reinforcement Erosion Control

City: Calgary

State/Province: Alberta

Install Date:  October 2014

Client: QuinnCorp Holdings

Install Size: 320 sq meters (3500 sq ft)

Address: 565 Patterson Grove SW, Calgary, AB 

Designer:  Brock-White and Eric Richoz

Contractor: QuinnCorp Developments

Directions: 565 Patterson Grove SW, Calgary, AB 

Photography:  Eric Richoz

Summary: Our first North American and Canadian Terratame2 Installation.  Mr. Richoz presented Terratame2 as a viable alternative to turf reinforcement mats and scour protection (hard) mats.  The low-cost and attractive solution sold the QuinnCorp Holdings Corp.  The model 2020 rolls (2 meters by 20 meters / 6.6 ft by 65.6 ft) were perfect for this applications.  

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Aquaponics Greenhouse Garden – San Bernadino County Museum, Redlands, CA

Gravelpave2 Flooring

Volunteers anchor Gravelpave2 to the ground.

Gravelpave2 Greenhouse Flooring

Gravelpave2 will provide a firm floor surface for the greenhouse.

Gravelpave2 flooring

Approximately 200 sq ft of Gravelpave2 was used throughout the Greenhouse.

Leveling the sub base.

Prior to Gravelpave2 installation, the ground was leveled.

Gravelpave2 Rolls

Two rolls of Gravelpave2 were donated to the project. Veterans will work the food producing greenhouse while adjusting back to civilian life.

Project Name: Aquaponics Greenhouse Garden – San Bernadino County Museum

Products: Gravelpave2

Applications:  Flooring for Greenhouse 

City: Redlands

State/Province: California

Install Date:  June 2014

Client: Incredible Edible Community Garden Greenhouse Project, San Bernadino County Museum

Install Size: 20 sq meters (216 sq ft)

Address: 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, Ca 92374-4560

Designer:  Architect Anthony Palmisano

Contractor: Volunteers for the project

Directions: 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, Ca 92374-4560

Photography:  Anthony Palmisano

Summary: From Architect Anthony Palmisano: “…the project is the construction of a greenhouse to house an aquaponics system, including fish tanks and planting beds, at the San Bernardino County Museum. The greenhouse and the aquaponics system will serve as functioning exhibit of aquaponics at the museum, as well as the first project undertaken jointly by IECG and the veterans organization Serving Proud Industries (SPI). We would love to use Gravelpave[2] inside the greenhouse to provide a stable surface for both the work of maintaining the system, and the visitor traffic as a result of this project being an exhibit at the museum. The area inside the greenhouse is 288 square feet, and the area we would use your product of approximately 200 square feet. The entire project is volunteer built..”

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“Murrieta Diamond” Interstate Interchange, Murietta, CA

Murrieta Slopetame2

Slopetame2 surrounds the “Murrieta Diamond” under construction.

Murrieta Slopetame2

Workers cut and place sections of Slopetame2 around the image/sculpture.

Murrieta Slopetame2 installation

Long rolls of Slopetame2 make for quick installation.

Murrieta Slopetame2 installation

Workers adjust the fabric backing between rolls of Slopetame2.

Murrieta Slopetame2 installation.

Model 2020 rolls (6.6ft x 65.6 ft) of Slopetame2 were installed at the site.

Anchoring the Slopetame2

A worker installs the anchoring system for Slopetame2.

Murrieta Slopetame2 Installation.

Prior to installation, the “Murrieta Diamond” shape is sprayed on the embankment.

Project Name: “Murrieta Diamond” Insterstate Interchange

Products: Slopetame2

Applications:  Erosion control

City: Murrieta

State/Province: California

Install Date:  May 2014

Client: Caltrans, California Department of Transportation and the City of Murrieta, CA.

Install Size: 3480 sq meters (37,400 sq ft)

Address: The interchange at I-215 and Los Alamos Rd

Designer: Caltrans with the City of Murrieta.

Contractor: Yakar, Inc

Directions: The interchange at I-215 and Los Alamos Rd

Location: Northwest section of the interchange.  Viewed from the I-215 south bound off ramp.

Photography:  Rick Leone, Thompson Construction

Summary: Caltrans and the City of Murrieta partnered to improve the interstate interchange at I-215 and Los Alamos Rd in Murrieta.  Part of the improvement was to make the interchange more attractive and brand it more to the city.  The City’s signature emblem is the Diamond.

Decorative stones and vegetation will be installed in the Slopetame2 areas.

Slopetame2 won out in a competitive contest among other products for the following reasons:

• Slopetame2’s fabric backing is injection molded to the grid, not glued on.

• Slopetame2 flexes in both directions – laterally and horizontally.

• Slopetame2 structure is low-profile leading to less stone fill.

• Slopetame2 has erosion control bars every third row between rings to help minimize stone movement.

 

 

 

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