Jersey Baptist Church
At the time of photographing, they had 5-10” of rain and still kept the irrigation going for fear that they would not turn it back on at the right time. There was standing water in the middle drive aisle because of so much rain having filled up the base course too. With clay underneath, there is no outfall for the water to drain so this is an example of a bath tub type effect. It was suggested that in the future the base course should be graded toward the parking bays, the outside of the overall cross section, so that water will drain to the less traveled part of the parking lot and hopefully leave the center aisle more dry at the surface. Exterior drainage collection could be installed. A chain is stretched between poles to keep traffic from entering the lot during the week.
16518 Jersey Drive, Houston, TX 77040
Grass overflow parking lot is a continuation of the asphalt lot closest to the church. The designer located markers, near the back car tire, of four bricks in a square to indicate the individual parking spaces.
The designer used raised concrete curbs to define the parking lot outer perimeter and vegetated sections used to skew the orientation. .
A second grass parking section with bays on either side of a center aisle further away from the church.
Ponding water will cause a brown spot as shown on the right of this photo. Observation at the site was that the bays looked very good while the center section and some bays had ponding water due to a clay layer below the base course preventing good drainage.
On the far end entrance the edge was defined with large boulders. When cars drive over wet areas, brown tracks will show at the surface.
Grass in both the lawn and parking lot looks the same, extending the park appearance of the area.