Green River Apartments
Tri-Cor Construction has built many apartment/condo developments and have used Grasspave2 for fire lanes on all of them. Access to back town homes is provided with Grasspave2 on either side of the sidewalk. Curving sidewalks, unit entries, and manholes can be fitted with Grasspave2 by cutting the product with pruning shears. No pieces are wasted because whole rings can be inserted into small or awkward spaces. Detention basin use is prominent in the fourth photograph. Rainfall from roofs is directed down drains which spill into the fire lane area. Note the four drains in the picture. Since Grasspave2 is installed over a sandy gravel roadbase, customarily, of 4” to 8”, this gravel area can be used as a detention basin. The fill in the mat ring structure is concrete sand which also drains well. Keeping stormwater on site by using porous paving is important for many reasons: replenishing natural aquifers, eliminating costly catch basins and sewer piping, preventing non-point source pollution, and eliminating unsafe open detention ponds.
Green River Development
Eight Fire Lanes
First fire lane is located on the left near the main entrance, between the first housing units and the golf course. Curb cut is shown in foreground. Trees on left delineate the edge.
First fire lane turns and comes out between the stairs on the left and the garage on the right. Note the pavement striping and the curb cut.
Raised planter on left delineates the fire lane as does concrete edging on the right. The pedestrian scale of this area is maintained with sidewalks.
Detention basin is in the gravel basecourse, under the grass. Curb cuts and pavement striping are effective ways of delineating fire lanes that must be kept clear of parked cars.