Freeman, Batavia, OH

Project Name: Freeman Enclosure Systems

Products: Rainstore3

Applications: Underground Stormwater Detention

City: Batavia

State/Province: Ohio

Install Date: February 2016

Client: Freeman Enclosure Systems

Install Size: 6720 Units, Three separate chambers.

Address: 4160 Willimasburg Township, Batavia, OH

Designer:  Larry Roberts Construction

Contractor: Larry Roberts Construction

Directions:4160 Willimasburg Township, Batavia, OH

Photography:  John Miles, Hydrosource

Summary: Freeman Enclosure Systems manufacturing was expanding and needed more parking.  Parking was moved to the front of the building from the rear.  With the expansion, additional stormwater detention was needed.    The site and surrounding area has a high water table and space was limited.  Rainstore3 was chosen for it’s efficiency (94% void space), flexible design, and stack heights.  Stacks of 10 high / 1 meter / 3.28 ft, were placed in the chambers.  Three separate beds/chambers were placed on site.  Two of the chambers are connected by pipes and essentially create one larger chamber, hydraulically. The three beds of Rainstore3 chambers work in conjuction with the existing detention pond to capture and detain the stormwater falling onto the property.

Positioning Rainstore3 stacks

The Rainstore3 stacks were easily adjusted by one worker for exact positioning.

Unrolling geogrid for Rainstore3 installation

Geogrid is placed on the prepared excavated area, then geotextile fabric encases the Rainstore3.

Stacked at 10 units high (1 meter / 3.28 ft), Rainstore3 was placed in the excavated area.

Stacked at 10 units high (1 meter / 3.28 ft), Rainstore3 was placed in the excavated area.


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Foster Church, Spring Valley, New York

Project Name: Foster Church

Products: Terratame2

Applications:  Overflow Grass Parking

City: Spring Valley

State/Province: New York

Install Date:  April 2015

Client: Foster Church

Install Size: 840 sq meters (9,000 sq ft)

Address: 467-477 Pascack Road, Spring Valley, NY

Designer:  N/A

Contractor: N/A

Directions:467-477 Pascack Road, Spring Valley, NY

Photography:  Ralph Morgan, NECR

Summary: Terratame2 provides overflow parking for the Foster Church.  Used only at peak times, this was a great application for grass parking.  To get the best possible installation, void spaces in the Terratame2 were filled with topsoil and then seeded.  The prepared ground also optimized the chances for a good installation.

The parking lot was the design of an Architect in the Congregation of Foster Church.

Terratame2 for parking

Grass from seed, coming up into the Terratame2 overflow parking lot.

Seeded Terratame2

The Terratame2, just visible, was filled with top soil and seeded.

Rolled Terratame2

Terratame2 was rolled out onto prepared soil.

Terratame2 is just visible after the top soil is spread.

Terratame2 is just visible after the top soil is spread.

Nine thousand square feet of overflow parking was provided by Terratame2.

Nine thousand square feet of overflow parking was provided by Terratame2.

Grass seed was planted in the top soil-filled Terratame2.

Grass seed was planted in the top soil-filled Terratame2.

Terratame2 grass planting

Areas seeded/installed at different times, show the intermediate and maturing grass plants.


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Cell Tower Access Road, Norton, Massachusetts

Project Name: Cell Tower Access Road

Products: Gravelpave2

Applications:  Road Reinforcement

City: Norton

State/Province: Massachusetts

Install Date:  December 2015

Client: NA

Install Size: 230 sq meters (2,460 sq ft)

Address: NA

Designer:  NA

Contractor: CVS Foundations, LLC

Directions:NA

Photography:  Ralph Morgan, NECR

Summary: Custom sizing model 2520 to achieve the needed dimensions for this access road was easily accomplished.  Workers joined one full 2520 roll (8.2 ft/ 2.5 m) and a 1/2 cut roll (4.1 ft/ 1.25m) together to create a total width of 12.3 ft (3.75 m) with an approximate length of 200 ft.

The base course has been placed and compacted. Workers being unrolling and anchoring the black Gravelpave2.

Anchors are hammered through Gravelpave2 and into the base course.

A view of the 200 foot long access road to the cell tower.

Gravelpave2 will provide the road erosion control and mitigate rutting.

Another view of the access road.


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Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and Fire Department Test, Germantown, TN

Project Name: Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital & Fire Department Test

Products: Grasspave2

Applications:  Grass fire lane

City: Germantown

State/Province: Tennessee

Install Date:  April 2008

Client: Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

Install Size: 1800 sq meters (19,400 sq ft) 

Address: 7691 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38138

Designer:  NA 

Contractor: Pro Green Landscapes

Directions: 7691 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38138

Summary: The Germantown Fire Department required onsite testing for the Hospital fire lane installation.   Invisible Structures recommends testing with grass grown on the system (with two weeks of rooting), however even without grass, this installation passed with flying colors.

Even with the fully extended ladder, the outriggers are no match for the impressive 15,940 psi compressive strength of Grasspave2.

The ladder is extended with the outriggers engaged.

The ladder is extended with the outriggers engaged.

The Grasspave2 grass fire lane extends around the hospital.

The Grasspave2 grass fire lane extends around the hospital.

Germantown Fire Department tests the Grasspave2 filled with sand.

Germantown Fire Department tests the Grasspave2 filled with sand.

Even with the outriggers down, the Grasspave2 holds up to the enormous pressure.

Even with the outriggers down, the Grasspave2 holds up to the enormous pressure.


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PowellsWood Garden, Federal Way, WA

Project Name: PowellsWood Garden

Products: Grasspave2

Applications:  Grass parking lot

City: Federal Way

State/Province: Washington

Install Date:  September 2014

Client: PowellsWood Garden

Install Size: 900 sq meters (9,100 sq ft) 

Address: 430 S Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98003

Designer:  Ned Gulbran 

Contractor: PowellsWood

Directions: Traveling Northbound or Southbound on I‑5, take exit 147 and proceed west on South 272nd Street.

At Pacific Highway South, turn left and proceed south to South Dash Point Road. Turn right and follow South Dash Point Road approximately 1 mile. PowellsWood will be on your right, 430 South Dash Point Road.

Photography:  PowellsWood Garden, 2015

Summary: Monte Powell wanted to keep with his vision that the PowellsWood Garden remain sustainable and beautiful.  Mr. Powell chose Grasspave2 for his grass parking lot after a lifetime of gardening, landscaping, and exposure to competitive products. “It’s a great product,” said Powell and he also commented, “I’ve used other grass pavers, your product is superior.”  

Mr. Powell worked with Landscape Architect Ned Gulbran to design the 23 parking stall grass parking lot at the PowellWood Garden.  The soils analysis was a “dream” to work with under a grass paver, according to Powell.  The area was hydroseeded in October of 2014.

Powell relayed that the City is pleased with Grasspave2 at the Garden.  

Grasspave2 parking lot

The Grasspave2 area was hydroseeded and coverage was excellent.

powellswood2

The parking area has space for 23 cars.

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A Jaguar club visits the Garden and parks on the Grasspave2.

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“It’s a great product,” said Monte Powell. “I’ve used other grass pavers, your  product is superior.”


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Iowa State Fairgrounds / Ruan Plaza, Des Moines, Iowa

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 2014, Phase I.  Winter 2015-16, Phase II. 

Client: Iowa State Fair

Install Size: Phase I: 4,000 sq meters (44,000 sq ft); Phase II: 1,960 sq meters (18,200 sq ft);  Phase III (2016): TBD.

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.

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.


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

Project Name: Estadio BBVA Bancomer (Rayados Soccer Stadium)

Products:   Grasspave2 & Gravelpave2

Applications:  Grass parking and Gravel reinforcement

City: Guadalupe

State/Province: Nuevo León

Install Date:  May 2015

Client: FEMSA

Install Size: 30,000 sq meters (323,000 sq ft) Grasspave2 and 2,280 sq meters (22,400 sq ft) Gravelpave2

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, 2015. Dario Guarrero, 2016.

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.

22,400 square feet of Gravelpave2 was installed in some drive aisle and parking areas to increase the perviousness of the site.

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.

Gravelpave2

Tan Gravelpave2 was used in some drive aisles and access roads.

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.

BBVA Stadium

A look at the new stadium’s seats and playing field. BBVA Stadium has become a tourist attraction.


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Christ Chapel, Fort Worth, Texas


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.


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.


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Roberts Academy, Cincinnati, OH

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, 2014.  Invisible Structures, November 2015.

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.

Terratame2 acces road

Terratame2 provides a disguised access road to the detention pond.

The Terratame2 road will support the light traffic down to the detention pond.

The Terratame2 road will support the light traffic down to the detention pond.

Grass has grown in through the Terratame2.

Grass has grown in through the Terratame2 after the first growing season.

Roberts Academy Terratame² installation

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

Roberts Academy TT2 install

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


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Denver City Park Pavilion Parking, Denver, Colorado

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.


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.


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