Gravelpave2 was chosen as a porous surface treatment to the parking lot because of the need to drain stormwater on site and prevent any runoff from polluting neighboring creeks. This is a very active park with many recreational activities from fishing to soccer. When vehicles come off a main high speed road onto Gravelpave2, there will be some stone fill displacement. In this case the cars are turning at a fairly high speed. It would be a good idea to design an intermediate apron area of hard surface to accommodate the speeds. Maintenance should include brooming the stone back in place so that the rings are not left unfilled.
1180 Buttrick Road, Ada, MI 49301
2600 m2 (27,988 sq ft)
Overall view of Buttrick Park showing the entrance from Grand River Drive on the left. Notice the raised curb planted beds which delineate the main entrance aisle from the double row of parking bays.
Here’s a close up of the parking bay vegetated planting beds. Notice that there is no contrast striping to indicate individual parking spaces. This saves tax dollars and eliminates periodic re-striping maintenance.
Biking, even with thin profile tires is stable on Gravelpave2 surface.
An additional view with the Gravelpave2 ring just visible. Gravelpave2 was used to protect the large-growth trees adjacent to the parking lot.
Close up view of the lot with the Gravelpave2 rings just visible.
Some stone fill will be displaced at the entrance because of the deceleration from the main street into the parking area. Care should be taken to broom the stone back into the rings to lengthen the life of the product.
There is no rutting caused by cars in the lot. Good drainage prevents any puddles from forming.