Cell Tower Access Road, Norton, Massachusetts

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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.

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PowellsWood Garden, Federal Way, WA

Grasspave2 parking lot

The Grasspave2 area was hydroseeded and coverage was excellent.

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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.”

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.  

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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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